Loughborough Alumni


15 Apr 2019

Alumna awarded arts bursary to conduct ancestral project

Jacqui Gallon has been awarded a bursary of £1,000 by a-n as part of their annual bursary award scheme.

Artists are invited to apply for bursaries up to a value of £1,500 to fund activities such as research and travel.

Jacqui will use her a-n Artist Bursary to conduct a project in the Orkney Islands, the home of her maternal ancestors.

Her project will focus on loss, remembrance and ancestral belonging. Jacqui will spend her time visiting excavations at the Ness of Brodgar and the Island of Hoy. She will also attend a three-day printmaking workshop to artistically explore the research that she carries out.

Jacqui is looking forward to her trip:

"To explore the burial practices of ancient people through art-making, especially within a landscape where pagan beliefs are so evidenced, will be a fantastic opportunity.

"The research will enable my art practice to give voice to another aspect of our relationship with death and loss."

The a-n programme is an annual programme supporting artists with their professional development, providing direct support for artists in the UK. This year, a-n received over 850 applications and awarded 162 people with bursaries, amounting to £200,000.

Jacqui studied for an Art Foundation at Loughborough in 2015 and went on to complete an MA in Fine Art Studio Practice.

Find out more about Jacqui’s work online.

Pictured: An exhibition of Jacqui's work in the Martin Hall exhibition space on-campus.

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