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News: Caroline Cardus: Artist in Residence Talk/Open Studio Session 1st June 2011

Artsline, 18 May 2011, 22:46

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
Wednesday June 1st – 6:30 PM
Tickets: Free
Shape, co-ordinators of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, are thrilled to be working with Caroline Cardus and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art to showcase disability arts in the North-East. As recipient of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2010-2011, Caroline will be discussing her work and experience of being Artist in Residence at the BALTIC in Gateshead.
Following the talk, Caroline will be holding an open studio session, giving those attending an opportunity to see the recent work she has produced during her residency.
Caroline’s work explores the themes of language and identity, and the juxtaposition of popular culture and sub-cultures. Through painting, she explores the routines and rituals that disabled people go through in everyday life, and acknowledges that these can often appear inexplicable, unintentionally comical, or possess a weird logic only the individual themselves are privy to.
As the winner of the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary, Caroline has been artist in resident at the BALTIC since March 2011.
Reflecting on this time, Caroline said:
“While at BALTIC I’ve had space and time to look at my complete practice direction with a view to expanding on what I’ve achieved so far.  I’ve been considering what I’m enthusiastic about now, and what parts of my earlier work and interests are strengths I want to take forward to explore in new ways.  Physically being present at BALTIC, which is such an exciting and contemporary space, has meant my ideas have responded to it in favour of thinking through large new media pieces.  Developing these ideas in conjunction with the team at BALTIC has been of enormous benefit to my future career development.”
To reserve your free place please call 0191 478 1810, or email
The annual Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary was established in memory of sculptor Adam Reynolds, to support a disabled artist working in the visual arts and is co-ordinated by Shape. Applications for the 2010-2011 bursary were stronger and more numerous than ever before, and the broad spectrum of work from across the country cements the bursary as one of the most significant opportunities for disabled artists in the UK.
The selection panel included Emma Thomas, Baltic’s Head of Learning and Engagement, Baltic curator Alessandro Vincentelli and Tony Heaton, CEO of Shape.

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