7 April 2019
Jacqui Gallon has been awarded one of the A-N Artists Bursaries in 2019 which will fund her participation in the annual Art & Archaeology course in the Orkney Islands and three days' printmaking with Charles Shearer. . . .
Jacqui Gallon, 'Carrying you with me', 2019
"Much of my practice is concerned with maternal loss, narrating this through artworks which reference objects left behind," says Jacqui. "Orkney is the birthplace of my matrilineal ancestors, although I have never visited. Collective ancestral 'belonging' and continuing bonds with my ancestors are key ideas in my work.
This trip represents a valuable opportunity for research. It will be fascinating to explore the three-way relationship between the bereaved, the deceased and the ancient landscape where my ancestors once lived.
As part of the A-N Bursary award, Jacqui will take part in a three-day printmaking workshop to explore the research carried out in the field.
"To have the opportunity to interpret my research with the guidance of the renowned printmaker Charles Shearer will be just amazing," says Jacqui.
A-N is the largest artists’ membership organisation in the UK with over 23,000 members and an annual programme which supports self-determined professional development for artists. 2019 saw the largest number of bursaries awarded so far, with £200,000 awarded to 162 artists. Bursaries can be accessed by becoming a member of A-N. Public liability insurance is offered as part of membership subscription.
"A-N is a very significant source of opportunities for artists, and news and articles specifically for artists," says Jacqui.
Jacqui Gallon, 'Place of Remembrance', 2019