Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2014 Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce the four artists shortlisted for this year's Shape Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary.

This year's collaboration with the V&A and Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, brings an exciting new twist to our annual residency with its focus on inclusive design.

Following a hotly contested selection process, the shortlisted artists are:

Carmen Papalia - Papalia's work takes the form of participatory public projects which are concerned in establishing prolonged moments of radical accessibility in institutional and non-institutional settings.

Laila Cassim - Cassim is a trained graphic designer whose work explores the possibilities for visual communication design as a tool to empower socially marginalised groups through practice-based research and co-design projects.

Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings - Mudawi-Rowlings is a textile designer/artist specialising in print making, whose work represents a fusion of eastern and western influences.

Peter Matthews - Matthews' direct, hands-on, experimental and performative practice is often created whilst travelling around the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in a nomadic style of being, making work in the vast solitude of the ocean.

The selected artist will receive £5000 and a three month residency at the V&A in January 2015.

The winner will be announced on Friday 3rd October 2014.

Thanks to all of those who applied.

Selection panel

Jeremy Myerson (Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design).

Tony Heaton OBE (Chief Executive, Shape),

Leanne Manfredi (Programme Manager: Higher Education, Creative Industries and Residencies, Victoria and Albert Museum),

Laura Southall (Assistant Programme Manager: Higher Education, Creative Industries & Residencies, Victoria and Albert Museum)

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