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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #15: Dyana Gravina

Dyana Gravina (She/They) is an independent curator, birth doula, activist and community builder, mover, and performance artist. They are currently studying for an MA in Gender Sexuality and Culture at Birkbeck University. Originally from Italy and now based in London, she is founder and creative director of Procreate Project, a pioneering arts organisation dedicated to womxn and non-binary artists who are (m)others. They have collaborated and curated projects with partners and venues including RCA, King’s College London, LADA Live Art Development Agency, Ugly Duck, Mimosa House, Women's Art Library, RichMix, Richard Saltoun Gallery, and 198 contemporary Art.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #15: Rosalind Lowry

Rosalind Lowry is a sculptor and installation artist who works with the land and environment in a range of materials. In 2021 she was elected to the Royal Society of Sculptors. She studied Fine Art at Chelsea and St. Martin's Schools of Art and has won several awards including a Social Art Award in 2021 from The Institute for Art and Innovation in Berlin.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #15: Katherine James

Katherine James is a contemporary artist and jewellery maker in Leeds. Graduating in 2020 from University of Leeds' School of Design, she crafts chainmail into lace-like patterns to create wearable works and sculpture which explore ideas around gender. She has exhibited with the Crafts Council and is an alumni of their 2021 Crafting Business Programme supported by Crafting Europe.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #15: Pamela Schilderman

Pamela Schilderman's mixed-media practice is influenced by science and often draws inspiration from her Dutch/Brazilian heritage. Through her work, she aims to encourage the viewer to question knowledge and value systems. Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 2004 she has exhibited in galleries, museums and alternative venues across the UK and completed residencies in France, Holland and Finland.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #15: Louise Ward Morris

Louise Ward Morris is a visual artist who works with experimental videos, sculpture, digital animations, installations, and computer networks to question the ever intensifying connection between people and technology.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #15: Leon Clowes

Leon Clowes is an older queer working class transdisciplinary artist in recovery. Their practice research examines the application of autoethnographic techniques in creative practice. As an artist that explores their own lived trauma, they are keen to self-compassionately mediate the sharing of their lived experience with participants, audiences, listeners and viewers.

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George Sfougaras: Serious Games

George Sfougaras' new exhibition features a series of 'grown pp' games, designed between 2019 – 2021, and combines research on team dynamics within medical settings, philosophical thought, psychological theory and depending on the players' viewpoints, even mild entertainment. The games are upscaled and on display at the George Davies Centre of Medical Sciences, Leicester University.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #14: Kialy Tihngang

Kialy Tihngang is a Glasgow-based textiles graduate working in moving image. Her work exists as a collision of hand and machine. She is interested in the inability of the human hand to replicate the accuracy and cleanness of mechanised objects, the inability of mechanised objects to replicate the spontaneity and rawness of the human hand, and the tension elicited when those principles are played with. Her practice mixes hand craft techniques with digital drawing and making, and documents the results with analogue animation processes.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #14: Emilia Copeland

Emilia Copeland is a queer actor, model, and filmmaker. Emilia's acting work has screened internationally, including at Cannes, Berlinale, and BFI Flare Festival, as well as on BBC One and BBC America. Following on from directing amateur theatre, she is passionate about developing projects in factual entertainment and dramatic fiction for the screen.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #14: Naroa Pérez

Naroa Pérez is a photographer researching the sense of touch, nostalgia, pain, and fear. Her practice focuses on the darkroom and its craft, celebrating procedural concepts such as error, chance, and repetition. She uses E6 slides, liquid emulsion, and colour printing. Her work is already in the library of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in the rare book collection of the Bodleian Library in Weston, Oxford. She graduated with a BA in Photography from the London College of Communication (UAL) in 2017.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #14: Clare Charnley and Farah Naz Moon

This project is a collaboration between Bangladesh artist, Farah Naz Moon and English artist, Clare Charnley, looking at the garment industry from different historical and geographical perspectives. Both artists are interested in the political implications of the movement of goods worldwide and to face the problem of how to represent and discuss such a complex subject with sensitivity. Clare describes their collaborative process below.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #14: Angela Charles/Blackwell

Angela Blackwell is a visual artist and Goldsmiths graduate who was recently registered Severely Sight Impaired (Blind). She has adapted her practice to include the use of brighter colours, bolder mark making and assistive technology to interpret memories of place, everyday life, and lived experiences.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #14: Chanelle Brown

Chanelle Brown is a British-Caribbean multidisciplinary artist, bridging the gap between contemporary art and heritage craft. Her live art demonstrations seek to document cultural legacies whilst uncovering postcolonial retention. Chanelle takes inspiration from her familial histories to facilitate new ways of understanding labour, craft and storytelling.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13: Daura Campos

Daura Campos is a Latinx, self-taught, lens-based artist based in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her photographic practice challenges traditional image-making processes, revealing itself as more than a meta-commentary with a subtext that prompts broader conversations on the implications of existing in a dissident body.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13: Cameron Naylor

Cameron Naylor is a UK-based artist specialising in sound design, and audio-visual installation pieces. Their pieces have been installed in galleries and venues around the UK. They are interested in the intersection of audio and visuals, and how they can be used artistically in installation settings. Their artistic influences are John Cage, Brian Eno, Daito Manabe, Agnes Varda, and Tarik Barri.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13: Liz O Connell

Liz O Connell is an emerging artist with Irish and Yorkshire heritage. Through her research into her family's links with textiles, she creates visual sketchbooks and film and photographs. She explores domestic narratives by making glass textiles and using them performatively, exploring complex ideas about gender and 'invisible' work . Alongside her sculptural pieces, she reappropriates domestic detergents and materials, using glass cloths and subverting domestic chores by filming the process and creating film stills and canvases.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13: Damaris Athene

Damaris Athene's interdisciplinary practice explores how digital technology is altering the world around us and affecting how we interact with and perceive our own bodies. Athene works with different mediums such as painting, sculpture, performance, photography, digital collage, printmaking, and the boundaries between these mediums, to examine the flattening and perfecting of the digital world.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13: Jenny Mc Namara

Jenny Mc Namara is a visual artist from Dublin and based in Newcastle. She holds a degree in a degree in Glass and Ceramics and an MFA in Fine Art. Her practice focuses on visual perception, pattern and how we see and understand imagery. The sculptures she makes are pattern machines – experimentation between surface, space and colour.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #13: Chloe Reynolds

Chloe Reynolds is a figurative painter and is currently working on a series exploring childhood memories and what it means to be female. Since graduating from Leeds Arts University in 2017 she has worked throughout the UK and internationally, completing a handful of residencies such as the ChaNorth Residency in Upstate New York.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Julia Keenan

Julia Keenan is visual artist who works with materials to explore participatory systems of objects and environments. She is also an associate at ASPEX Portsmouth and CAS Arts Andover and regularly collaborates with museum and gallery spaces.

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