Shape Arts and Pallant House Gallery are pleased to announce the six artists shortlisted for the 2018 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, Shape’s flagship annual art award.

Now in its tenth year, the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary supports mid-career disabled artists, offering the successful recipient an award of £10,000 and an accompanying three-month residency with Pallant House Gallery, Chichester from 6 February to 29 April 2018.

The artists shortlisted for this prestigious award are:

  • Terence Birchtbirchartist.wordpress.com – Terence’s work explores class structure, consumer desire and aesthetic prejudice via strategies of restriction, hindrance and limitation.

  • Sarah Carpentersarahcarpentercreative.co.uk – Across many art forms, Sarah’s practice looks at methods of processing and dealing with information, and the structure of the mind.

  • Catherine Clearycatherinecleary.co.uk – Catherine makes abstract drawings and paintings centring on eccentricity, dreaming and enchantment.

  • Jesse Darlingbravenewwhat.org – Working in installation, video, drawing, text, sound and performance, Jesse’s practice is concerned with what it means to be a body in the world.

  • Nicola Lanenicolalane.com – With a focus on cutting and fragmenting as a process, Nicola’s work discusses self-image through sculpture and installation.

  • Rebecca Lennonrebeccalennon.co.uk – Working with video, sound and installation, Rebecca’s artwork is primarily an interrogation of language and the voice.

From these six artists the successful recipient of the 2018 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary will be chosen by a panel of art industry professionals, before being announced on 14 November 2017. All six artists will also go on to show work together as part of Shape Arts’ 2018 ARMB Shortlist exhibition.

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Image: Pallant House Gallery