Shape announces shortlist for 2018 Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary


Six artists have been announced for the shortlist of Shape Arts’ flagship annual award, the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2018.

Pallant House Gallery

Pallant House Gallery

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 Birch – – Terence’s work explores class structure, consumer desire and aesthetic prejudice via strategies of restriction, hindrance and limitation.
  • Sarah Carpenter – – Across many art forms, Sarah’s practice looks at methods of processing and dealing with information, and the structure of the mind.
  • Catherine Cleary – – Catherine makes abstract drawings and paintings centring on eccentricity, dreaming and enchantment.
  • Jesse Darling – – 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 Lane – – With a focus on cutting and fragmenting as a process, Nicola’s work discusses self-image through sculpture and installation.
  • Rebecca Lennon – – 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.

In support of the ARMB, world-renowned sculptor Sir Antony Gormley RA comments:

“Adam was inspirational as an artist and a man – seeing his disability as a strength. This bursary is the most practical and powerful way to continue doing what Adam did to make the possible palpable.”