Updated: Goldsmiths Scholarship Announcement
2 March 2023
Lisson Gallery and Goldsmiths are delighted to announce the latest recipients of a bursary for MFA postgraduates of Black, Asian or other minority ethnic descent, with £10,000 going each to artists Raheel Khan and Hayett Belarbi-McCarthy, both studying in their first year of Fine Art. Khan’s practice explores the interstices between sound, music, and installation, while Berlarbi-McCarthy approaches themes of geopolitics, cartography and history through narrative and humour.
Last year, Femi Dawkins and Tiffany Wellington received the inaugural scholarship supported by an ongoing exchange with John Akomfrah. Both have since gone on to exhibit more widely. Dawkins’ multimedia practice, which interrogates structures of racialization, will be featured in a forthcoming group exhibition at Gagosian, London. Wellington’s work, which explores opacity in personal narratives through collages of images, music and memories, can be seen at Public Gallery in May and was recently shown at Des Bains and Cubitt Gallery, London.
As part of its commitment to drive change for equality and challenge the lack of diversity in the art community, these twinned educational bursaries support Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) students at Goldsmiths who are currently enrolled on, or who wish to take, either the MFA Curating or the MFA Fine Art courses. Individual amounts of £10,000 will be given to two MFA scholars at a time (either or both in either Fine Art or Curating) and will be awarded in equal tranches over the two years of full-time study. The offer for fine artists includes a period of mentorship with one or more senior artists and, for curating students, a possible paid internship with Lisson Gallery or another London-based institution, usually upon graduation.
More information on the bursaries and requirements for applicants, can be found on the Goldsmiths website here.
Image credit: Tiffany Wellington, Arena, 2022 (detail) © Tiffany Wellington