Shape and The New Art Gallery Walsall are delighted to announce the four artists shortlisted for the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary.
The successful recipient will be announced in November 2015 and will be awarded a 3 month residency at The New Art Gallery Walsall in January 2016 and £5000 bursary.
Following a hotly contested selection process, the shortlisted artists are:
Teahan’s work explores themes of memory, strength and fragility through a range of media including painting, torn paper sculpture and drawing. Since the onset of chronic illness and vocal impairment 15 years ago, disability has become a subtext. Recent work is fuelled by a struggle to survive in a mainstream world of meetings, committees and conversations - where decisions are made by the fluent of speech..
Berry’s practice looks at our understanding of reality, and how cognition creates individualised experiences of reality. Through her fragile and ephemeral site responsive installations, often using repurposed paper, Berry asks audiences to question assumptions born of experience, but not necessarily of reality.
Kimyoncu is a digital and video artist, working across a variety of media, including video, audio, digital, photography and performance. His work is often informed by a concern with the pressure to conform to ‘norms’, which continue to prevail even in apparently liberal and tolerant societies.
Newall is an architect turned artist printmaker whose work is concerned with visual moments that are noted and considered, edited and transformed. For Newall, printmaking is a way of managing the chaos of constantly observed images and recording some of what she sees.