The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary was established in 2007 by Shape in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds to support midcareer disabled artists working in visual art.

The annual bursary, one of the most significant commissioning opportunities for disabled artists in the UK, offers mid career artists a three month residency at a high profile gallery.

The aim of the bursary is to provide artists with an opportunity to develop their practice without the pressure to deliver a particular outcome such as an exhibition.

The bursary offers space, time and financial support within a framework of constructive and creative critical dialogue.

The First Four exhibition features images of the works created by the first four recipients of the bursary (2008-2011) - the original works were exhibited at the host galleries.
Shape's Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary programme will continue to provide annual artist residencies, exhibition and professional development opportunities for disabled artists.

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The First Four

Noemi Lakmaier, Camden Art Centre, London, 2008
Sally Booth, Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, 2009
Aaron Williamson, Spike Island, Bristol, 2010
Caroline Cardus, BALTIC, Gateshead, 2011

To host the First Four exhibition at your venue contact [email protected]

Touring Venues:

Shape in the City
40 Gracechurch Street EC3V 0BT
Nearest tube Monument

Exhibition Opening Times:
7th January - Spring 2013
*All other times by appointment only

Lauderdale House
Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6 5HG
23rd January 2013 to 3rd February 2013

Opening Times
Wednesday to Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday: 1.30pm - 5pm (subject to private bookings)
Sundays: 10am - 5pm

Free admission

Swiss Cottage Gallery
88 Avenue Road, London NW3 3HA
16 November 2012 to 6 January 2013

Opening times
Mon - Thurs 10am - 8pm
Fri - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 11am - 4pm
Closed Bank/Christmas Holidays

Free admission

The First Four exhibition is presented alongside the Shortlist 5 exhibition at the main gallery on the first floor.

The Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is supported by the John Ellerman Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation and by Arts Council England.

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