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Shape Arts and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art are pleased to announce the five artists shortlisted for the 2019 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, Shape’s flagship annual art award.

Now in its eleventh 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 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The artists shortlisted for this prestigious award are:

  • Amy Rosa  working with elemental materials from woods, beaches and parks, Amy explores the act of shaping an installation intuitively, and creating sculptural spaces.

  • Leah Clements based mostly in film and performance, but expanding to installation, Leach's practice is concerned with the relationship between the psychological and the physical; emotional experiences; and blurry forms of consciousness. 

  • Sophie Hoyle – Sophie explores an intersectional approach to post-colonial, queer, feminist, anti-psychiatry and disability issues.

    • Laura Genevieve Jones – working predominantly with video, sound and performance, Laura explores themes of gender, sexuality, sickness/disability/cripness and performativity in the every day. 

    • Romily Alice Walden - Romily's core practice is an interrogation of contemporary embodiment and its relation to the Post-Internet age. Questioning modern western society's relationship with looking, being looked at, gendered hierarchies, disability and the body. 

    From these five artists the successful recipient of the 2019 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary will be chosen by a panel of art industry professionals, before being announced on 30 November 2018. All five artists will also go on to show work together as part of Shape Arts’ 2019 ARMB Shortlist exhibition.

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    Image: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art