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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 rom 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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Queer Heterotopias: Summer 2021 exhibition

Brighton is a queer heterotopia – and we are celebrating it. The Ledward Centre's summer exhibition, produced by The Socially Engaged Art Salon [SEAS] in collaboration with the New York Centre for LGBTQ+ and the Preus Museum (Norway).

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Alice Karveli

Alice Karveli is an interdisciplinary artist, incorporating painting, drawing, photography, sound, ​sculpture, installation, dance, and costume design into transformative performances. Originally from Athens, she has been based in London since 2014.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Sophie Bullen

Sophie Bullen's practice explores collaborative fiction-making, often centring projects around natural forms, such as rocks or islands. Her work considers how stories can evolve and adapt over time. She is also a co-founder of Freehold Projects, a support network which curated a series of events and exhibitions in Leeds City Centre.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Lola Awada

Lola Awada is a London-based multi-disciplinary artist creating across different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and photomontage. Her work is mostly inspired by the interconnectedness of everything with and within nature and explores spirituality, magic, fantasy and 'harsh realities'.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Sarah Dixon

Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sarah Dixon is a socially-engaged conceptual artist using a broad range of media to create participatory works. She has a particular interest in invisible rituals - how we use them in institutional and everyday settings, and how we can playfully reconstruct them to serve us. She is a founder member with Sharon Bennett of The Women's Art Activation System (WAAS).

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Nicola Woodham

Nicola Woodham is a live artist bringing together sculptural e-textiles, drawing, vocal improvisation and noise. In 2019, she began an intensive journey into creative technology and now hand-makes wearable sensors from electronic textile materials and codes for embodied audio performances.

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Reassessing the Impacts of the Pandemic

In May 2020, at the emergence of the pandemic, CVAN, along with Artists' Union England, a-n The Artists Information Company, ArtQuest London, AxisWeb, CuratorSpace, DACS, Engage, and Guild, reached out to UK visual artists to find out what impact the pandemic was having.

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George Sfougaras: Light in the Darkness

The installation, 'Light in the Darkness' symbolises the fragility of life and the power of hope and remembrance. Both tents (one exhibited at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery and the other touring various venues including the Leicester Unitarian Chapel) represent the common need for shelter by all exiled and displaced people and the responsibility to remember those lost.

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Ones To Watch: CuratorSpace prizewinners

May 2021 saw the opening of the Ones to Watch exhibition by Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, an annual open exhibition showcasing the best of Yorkshire's graduate artists. The exhibition brought together work by artists from across disciplines, from painting to sculpture, film, photography, ceramics, and design.

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Timothea Armour: This is Moth Death

This Is Moth Death by Timothea Armour is the first of four new audio works commissioned for Beacon Tower by Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

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Zain Al-Sharaf Wahbeh: The Image as an Archive

Beneath the visible national territory of Jaffa-Tel Aviv lies the contested urban arena of Al-Manshiyya. This long-forgotten neighbourhood offers a layered playing field of territorial tug-of wars, paramilitary clashes, punitive demolitions, and gentrified overwrites. Because Al-Manshiyya has faced a rigorous urban evolution under the Israeli occupation since its establishment in 1948, this neighbourhood best exemplifies some of the most violent practices of cultural annihilation in Palestine.

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Exciting new sculpture to recognise the contribution made by the NHS during the pandemic

Leeds-based artist Paul Digby is raising money from the public to create a statue celebrating and commemorating the huge sacrifices made by nurses, NHS workers and frontline staff in the city during the 2020-21 Covid-19 pandemic.

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Robert Lawrence: Climate Currency

Robert Lawrence of Ingrained Culture is a woodcarver based in Aberdeenshire. His work focuses on concerns around climate change and responsible ecology. He has recenty been working on a new arts, culture and tree planting initiative, Climate Currency, with the charity Reforesting Scotland.

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