Castlefield Gallery was this week delighted to find out that CG Associate member, and recent Launch Pad artist, Maurice Carlin has been awarded one of a-n’s Go and see Bursaries, enabling him to attend the Venice Biennale during the professional view period of 29-31 May 2013, thanks to the £300 bursary.
a-n Director Susan Jones said: “Although money is tight everywhere, we know that many arts organisations are keen to do what they can to help the careers of artists from their patch, so we put out a call to funded arts organisations. We are grateful to Visual Arts South West and Wysing Arts Centre, who rallied to the cause and put additional money to what has proved to be a much-sought after opportunity. We welcome ideas for other partnerships and collaborations that can increase levels of resources for artists and support their self-determined development.”
Other successful artists, who will be contributing reports of their experiences and reviews of Biennale exhibitions via www.a-n.co.uk, are Annabel Dover and Helen Stratford (East England); Bill Aitchison, Pippa Koszerek, Jordan McKenzie, Alicja Rogalska and Maya Ramsay (London); Candace Jacobs (East Midlands); Nick Kennedy (North East England); David Henckel and Richard Shields (North West England), Johanna Berger, Nicole Mollett (South East England); Benjamin Owen, Kate Walters, Frances Walsh and Gaynor O’Flynn (South West England); Mark Gubb and Ben Lloyd (Wales); Joanne Masding and Nathaniel Pitt (West Midlands): and Jade Montserrat (Yorkshire).