In July 2018 University of the Arts London announced the winners of the 2018 Mead Scholarships and Fellowships.
Congratulations to the talented awardees this year: Annie-Marie Akussah, Helen Cawley, Bayryam Bayryamali and Christie Berry. We look forward to following the successful progression of their individual projects.
Wimbledon College of Arts graduate, 2018
Project: The Uprooted, The Unrooted and Those Who Remain in Transit
Annie-Marie will run a seven-day art workshop in a refugee camp in Ghana. She will also research laws and procedures regarding the assimilation of Ivorian refugees and other inter-African migratory patterns in Ghana. This will all culminate in an exhibition and panel discussion in the UK.
Central Saint Martins graduate, 2018
Project: The CLOUD Project
This project is a collaboration with the CLOUD experiment, which will be working at CERN (the European Organisation for Nuclear Physics). Helen seeks to communicate climate change through the arts, and will be the artist in residence for four months, engaging with scientists and producing artworks for an exhibition at CERN.
London College of Communication, to graduate in 2019
Project: The Big Homecoming
A photographical project that not only questions the notion of home, but also invites us to reflect on the implications of not having a home to go or return to. The project is inspired by the renaming process that Turks in Bulgaria underwent in the 1980s. The resulting artworks will be Bayryam’s final major project at London College of Communication.
London College of Fashion, to graduate in 2019
Project: The Art of Others: Work Still in Progress
This project aims to allow artists of all descriptions to access a new collaborative fashion platform for their work. Christie will create this platform as part of her final major project at London College of Fashion.