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> > > Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2014 Shortlist Announced

Shape is delighted to announce the four artists shortlisted for the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary.

Carmen Papalia

This year’s collaboration with the V&A and Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, brings an exciting new twist to our annual residency with its focus on inclusive design.

Following a hotly contested selection process, the shortlisted artists are:

  • Carmen Papalia – Papalia's work takes the form of participatory public projects which are concerned in establishing prolonged moments of radical accessibility in institutional and non-institutional settings.
  • Laila Cassim – Cassim is a trained graphic designer whose work explores the possibilities for visual communication design as a tool to empower socially marginalised groups through practice-based research and co-design projects.
  • Omeima Mudawi-Rowlings – Mudawi-Rowlings is a textile designer/artist specialising in print making, whose work represents a fusion of eastern and western influences.
  • Peter Matthews – Matthews’ direct, hands-on, experimental and performative practice is often created whilst travelling around the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in a nomadic style of being, making work in the vast solitude of the ocean. 

The selected artist will receive £5000 and a three month residency at the V&A in January 2015.

The winner will be announced on Friday 3rd October 2014. 
Thanks to all of those who applied.

Selection panel

  • Professor Jeremy Myerson (Director, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design).  
  • Tony Heaton (Chief Executive, Shape), 
  • Leanne Manfredi (Programme Manager: Higher Education, Creative Industries and Residencies, Victoria and Albert Museum), 
  • Laura Southall (Assistant Programme Manager: Higher Education, Creative Industries & Residencies, Victoria and Albert Museum) 

For more information please contact Fiona Slater on:

Please click on this link for more information about Shape's Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary