I’m excited to announce that I have been awarded the 2019 Talent Development bursary from ‘a space’ arts in partnership with Arts Council England.
It’s no secret that I love to create typography and more recently I have developed a fascination with the idea of developing my lettering into more physical and tactile three-dimensional structures. I’m interested in how these typographical objects would occupy and interact with the environment around them, especially the juxtaposition of these foreign objects within nature. I’m lucky enough to have the historic New Forest nearby, so this will act as the perfect studio for my Talent Development project.
The typographic installations I create will explore the age old tradition of Commoning that still exists in the New Forest today. I’ve already started my research and have spent some time exploring different areas of the New Forest, scouting for potential locations where these temporary installations will be introduced.
The 2019 round of ‘a space’ arts’ Talent Development reportedly had the highest number of applications to date, so I feel extremely grateful to be selected and for the opportunity to explore new ideas which will aid the development of my creative career.
The project will run for the next six months, during which I will create the new series of work. Towards the end of the project, I will be sharing all the work created.