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30 July 2008
Open to all sculptors at the beginning of their practice, the RBS offers 10 Bursary Awards annually to support the professional development of talented early career sculptors. They are designed to assist the sculptors to make the transition to fully professional practice by providing exposure, training and experience and are supported by the Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust.
Representing a wide array of contemporary practice the 2008 recipients are: Victoria Burgher, William Clifford, Sylvestre Gauvrit, Valerie Jolly, Chutima Kerdpitak, Briony Marshall, Ian Penna, Lesley Sharples, Nick Turvey and John Williams.
Articulating a kaleidoscope of contemporary preoccupations, the sculptors work ranges from time based multi disciplinary examinations of sculptural and moving images with dance, to reexaminations of classical portraiture. They tackle enquiries as diverse as the human place in scientific doctrine and the language of architecture and space or time, seeking either to freeze a particular moment in an object or to engage with its inevitable deterioration. They meditate on human happiness and freedom.
Thoughtful, passionate or simply wry these sculptors' works offer creative insights into the experience of today.
Organiser/employer: Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS Gallery) »