Inches Carr Award 2022 | Shortlist

Dec 13th 2021

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the fourth Visual Arts Scotland: Inches Carr Craft Creative Development Award 2022.

The Award enables one of the selected makers to develop an aspect of their work, giving them £5000 towards the development of their practice and an additional £2000 for a mentor whose professional experience can support this process.

Sarah Rothwell, who is one of the Award selectors, said:
“This year’s selection for the Visual Arts Scotland: Inches Carr Craft Creative Development Award 2022 exemplifies the variety and high calibre of Scottish-based makers and designers who specialise within Craft. It was exciting to see so many proposals come in from individuals who looked to develop their Craft in new directions. Be that within traditional processes, engagement with cutting edge technology, or collaborative practice; showcasing Scotland’s role within innovation in Craft, and how important it is for Awards like this to be available to make this possible. I truly am looking forward to seeing the five finalists on display in January and selecting the winner.”

The shortlisted artists are:

Kevin Andrew Morris

Juli Bolaños-Durman

Acme Atelier

Ayla Dmyterko

Joanna Kessel

Work from the shortlisted artists will be shown at the VAS Annual Exhibition 2022, REVERB, where the winner will be chosen.
REVERB will also show works by Stefanie Cheong, the last recipient of the Inches Carr Award.

Stefanie said of the award:
“The mentoring bursary has allowed me to develop a range of stone working skills I couldn’t access or learn without expertise or tuition. Small details in the way you hold tools to the pressure used cannot be learned through reading. It’s such a physical activity to move and manipulate rock material. It’s been invaluable to now have a range of techniques I can continue to practice and include in my work; it has opened up a lot more ways for me to communicate my thoughts through this material.”

REVERB will be open to the public on 10 January - 1 February 2022.
Upper Galleries, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL


Image: Ayla Dmyterko, Importation, 2018, oil on linen