One of the fantastic things about receiving my professional development bursary from a-n is that I can now try making a Grant for the Arts application and use my bursary as the match funding I’ll need to support the application. So here we go… it’s always with a slightly sinking feeling that I start the application process as I know how much time and effort is needed to do this, however, it’s also a really useful process, making me pin down my thoughts and ideas and make firm plans.
For several years I have worked on interconnected research projects, culminating in The New Immortals exhibition, which I curated in 2016. This and other recent curatorial work has added a new dimension to my practice, but it has meant that I have spent less time on my studio work. I’m now refocussing attention on my artwork and hope to secure funds to work with a curator/mentor and professional gallery team to develop a solo exhibition as a showcase for the new body of work I’m making.