Bursary Recipients Announced!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11:48AM
Turning Point South West

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our Research & Project Bursary Funds. This opportunity, which is intended to give opportunities for curators, artists and writers in the region to develop their practice, make new connections and links to the wider visual arts network, was extremely popular and we were unfortunately able to support only a small percentage of applications.

We look forward to collective feedback from successful participants and discussion amongst the wider visual arts South West network for our learning and dissemination event in the Autumn (date & details TBC).

 Successful Travel Bursary Applications

1. Bryony Gillard, Artist, Bristol             £254.00
Support to visit 7th Berlin Biennale and dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel.
Aim is to initiate a relationship with other artist-led groups in the respective cities whilst visiting two major International art events.
2. Clare Thornton, Artist, Bristol            £248.00
Support to take part in Summer Lodge, July 2012 at the Fine Art Department, Nottingham Trent University - invited by writer Emma Cocker.
3. Matthew Pontin, Artist, Plymouth           £300.00
To Support a research trip to meet Directors of number of organisations including Belfast Exposed Photography, Photo Ireland, Source Magazine and Open Eye gallery.
4. Hand in Glove, Curatorial Group, Bristol                £300.00
To support research trip to visit artist led groups across the UK which include among others: Project Space 11, Plymouth; OSR Projects / Reveal, Somerset, Site Festival, Stroud, Eastside Projects / Grand Union / Lombard Method, Birmingham, Airspace, Stoke-on-Trent, Royal Standard, Liverpool adn S1 Artspace, Nottingham,
5. Simon Lee Dicker, Artist, West Coker, Somerset                £300.00
To support trip to Ukraine to develop partnership with artist led group 'Open Place' and research Ukraine's art scene including their inclusion in the inaugural Kiev Biennial.
6. Anna Clawson and Nicole Ward, Artists, Bristol                   £300.00
To support research trip to Manifesta9, Genk, Belgium to visit major International Art Event and develop links with other artist led-groups in Belgium
7. Betina Wennzel, Curator, Newquay                    £300.00
To support research trip to the Liverpool Biennial, 2012 & continue conversation with Sally Tallant about multi-sited events and meet specific community groups in Liverpool for development of current project.
8. Suzanne Mooney , Artist, Bristol                      £100.00
Part-funded trip to dOCUMENTA 13. Kassel and Musum Fur Moderne Kunst to meet Curator Mak Dickinson and visit his commercial gallery Alte Bruecke.
9. Nancy Murphy Spicer, Artist, Bristol                   £100.00
Part funded trip to visit dOCUMENTA 13. Kassel - this year's theme of the nature of objects, particularly relevant to practice and report back to wider Associates group
10. Martha Crean, Curator, Exeter               £100.00
Part funded trip to Liverpool Biennial to see work of Jeane Van Heeswijk and Grizedale Arts to discuss potential collaborations.
11. Louisa Fairclough, Artist, Stroud, £200.00
Part funded to support research trip to Documenta 13 and Manifest 9 and to fund an artist to return to Stroud for a Mezz event at SVA.
Successful Curatorial Bursary Applications
1. Julie McCalden, Cultural Producer, Bristol                 £300.00
To support the exhibition Bread & Roses at Motorcade/Flashparade which will support the production of new work and profile of 11 emerging artists.
2. Martyn Cross, Artist and Writer, Bristol                     £300.00
To support the project 'Crumbling Into Dust' in the Old Edwardian Toilets, Bristol, drawing on a 1933 publication 'English Eccentrics' by the avant-garde poet Edith Sitwell.
3. Bristol Diving School, Artist led group, Bristol           £300.00
To support collaborative exhibition with artist collective Third Belgrade, Serbia to take place at KARST, Plymouth, 2012.
4. Sam Playford-Greenwell, Artist and Curator, Bristol      £200.00
To support two new commissions for a forthcoming off-site project as part of Supernormal festival 2012, involving four regionally based artists.



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