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Carly Seller: Bursary #4 update

Carly Seller has completed her project at KARST, Plymouth. Here she shares the processes involved in combining metalwork and performance.

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Piano Microstories: The Eighth Note publication

Internationally celebrated pianist Fabrizio Paterlini launched a short project producing one-minute piano scores, creating them within the present moment over a 51-day period beginning in May 2019. The project, entitled Microstories, is based on Paterlini’s question to his audience, "How many emotions can you feel in one minute?"

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The Fronteer Open 2019

December 2019 saw the closing of the second Fronteer Open exhibition and art prize at 35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Sheffield. The exhibition is organised by husband and wife duo Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck, working together as arts initiative Fronteer.

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Funding success for Islington Mill

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has announced that Islington Mill will be awarded £746,000 to complete their capital fundraising project of over £2 million.

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Joe Cotgrave: Bursary #4 update

Liverpool-based artist, Joe Cotgrave has completed his project at TATE Liverpool alongside the Keith Haring exhibition and explains how the CuratorSpace bursary helped him to develop his practice.

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Robert Lawrence: WWI Centenary Memorial

Aberdeenshire-based sculptor Robert Lawrence has recently been commissioned to create a First World War Centenary Memorial to honour the numerous men of Benholm and Johnshaven who died during the conflict.

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Featured organisation: Lumen Studios

Lumen is a collective of three artists - Louise Beer, Melanie King and Rebecca Huxley. We work across disciplines in themes of astronomy, light and environment, and together curate exhibitions, residencies and seminars and create art commissions. Our aim with these activities is to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence, and through this, encourage awareness of human imprint on Earth and inspire positive action to remedy this impact.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #5: Laurie Ramsell

Laurie Ramsell’s cross-disciplinary practice investigates what it means to be human in an age of genetic modification, virtual reality, and disruptive technologies, often explored through the use of biological materials.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #5: Woman Up!

Woman Up! is a series of podcasts devised by artist and curator Amy Dignam from Desperate Artwives in collaboration with Artist Susan Merrick and in association with the Women’s Art Library. The series invites self-identifying women artists, academics, campaigners and initiators to come and speak with them, not only to record and celebrate the achievements and practice of these women, but also to raise awareness on issues that affect women.

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Art and Design as Research seminar

What does it mean to produce research using art and design both inside and outside academia? And how can artists collaborate with researchers across academic disciplines to create new hybrid forms of research?

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Featured artist: Kate Walters

Kate Walters is a visual artist with nineteen years combined training and practice in classical shamanism. During that time she has used her art to work with groups and individuals to bring healing and vision to hidden or problematic areas of people’s lives.

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Rose Butler: Investigatory Power to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of Berlin Wall

Investigatory Power brings together photographic work captured in the UK Houses of Parliament with video footage and imagery selected from the Stasi Records Agency film and video archive. The exhibition runs in Berlin until 4 January 2020 and coincides with 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on the 9th November 2019.

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Communicating the Unsayable: Learning at the Intersection of Language and the Arts

The AHRC network Learning at the Intersection of Language and the Arts (LILA) are organising a series of events in 2020 to bring together a variety of participants to consider the relationship between language and the creative arts – visual arts, drama and performance, dance, music, poetry, film, and more - for learning. They are looking for contributions to their network events.

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Adele Jackson: Bursary #3 update

Adele Jackson has created her first solargraph lightbox and has been in touch to tell us about her exhibition plans at Christchurch city art gallery / Te Puna o Waiwhetū in October 2019 and Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in July 2020.

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New payment portal for opportunities

CuratorSpace have just launched their new payment portal making it easier for curators to manage submission fees for their opportunities.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #4: Carly Seller

The second of our two bursary recipients is Carly Seller, a multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans photography, moving-image, textiles and performance. Playing with control and interruption through process-led practices, she studies the intertwining relationships between the body, breath and landscape, drawing on her own yoga practice.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #4: Joe Cotgrave

The first of our two bursary winners for CuratorSpace Bursary #4 is Liverpool-based artist Joe Cotgrave, whose practice explores personal narratives as a young gay man living with HIV. His work engages with audiences to create meaningful conversation surrounding issues relating to the virus.

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Featured organisation: Fronteer

Sheffield-based Fronteer is husband and wife team, artists Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck who began organising open calls and group shows in 2014 as a way of exhibiting their own art work. Since that time their project has grown and they now provide opportunities for lots of other artists.

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Does working in the arts affect your wellbeing?

Halifax based artist, curator and writer, Alice Bradshaw is undertaking research reflecting on mental wellbeing as part of her ongoing work with Dwell Time arts publication. She is inviting arts practitioners to respond to questions around working in the arts and mental wellbeing, with the option to publish responses on the Dwell Time blog and the option to remain anonymous.

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Featured organisation: My Next Chapter for Creatives

My Next Chapter for Creatives is a space for creative people to think and plan for what’s next. It is a collaboration between coach and facilitator Bev Morton and artist Jean McEwan, both of whom are based in the Bradford area. They empower participants to stay aligned to their own creative growth, challenge the conventional paradigm of what it means to be creative and reshape the way in which we live and work as artists.

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