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Adam Reynolds bursary winner Caroline Cardus with Shape CEO Tony Heaton and Anthony Gormley

Set up in 2008 Shape's annual Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is one of the most significant opportunities for disabled visual artists in the UK, offering an opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery. John O'Donoghue reviews the work of the first four winners of the bursary.

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Caroline Cardus won the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in 2011 and took up a residency at the Baltic in Newcastle. John O'Donoghue discusses how Cardus' work transforms the private correspondence of the text message into an iconographic artwork

a black and white image of a foam board installation printed with obscured text message

Image: Caroline Cardus: Message To Barbara (2011)

Set up in 2008 Shape's annual Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is one of the most significant opportunities for disabled visual artists in the UK, offering an opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery. John O'Donoghue reviews the work of the first four winners of the bursary.

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Aaron Williamson won the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in 2010 and took up a residency at Spike Island Studios in Bristol. John O'Donoghue reveals the mind of a trickster at work, mimicking the language of an anthropologist to make comment on disability discrimination

Installation piece created as artist in residency at Spike Island, Bristol (2010). Image (c) Aaron Williamson

Set up in 2008 Shape's annual Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is one of the most significant opportunities for disabled visual artists in the UK, offering an opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery. John O'Donoghue reviews the work of the first four winners of the bursary.

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Sally Booth won the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in 2009 and took up a residency at the Bluecoat in Liverpool. John O'Donoghue reviews the use of light in her work making a comparison with the work of William Turner RA

montage of a a series of images of a circular window taken at different angles

Photo montage of the images created in response to the Bluecoat Studio windows. Image (c) Sally Booth

Set up in 2008 Shape's annual Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is one of the most significant opportunities for disabled visual artists in the UK, offering an opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery. John O'Donoghue reviews the work of the first four winners of the bursary.

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Noƫmi Lakmaier won the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary in 2008 and took up a residency at Camden Arts Centre in London. John O'Donoghue investigates the literary references in the work to uncover reflections on power and control

photograph of artist Noemi Lakmaier dressed in a suit, lying on the floor of a gallery with her feet attached to a very large ball of yellow shoes

Image: Noemi Lakmaier, Experiment in Happiness (2008)

Set up in 2008 Shape's annual Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary is one of the most significant opportunities for disabled visual artists in the UK, offering an opportunity to engage in a three month residency at a high profile gallery. John O'Donoghue reviews the work of the first four winners of the bursary.