The artist Tom Varley has been selected as the recipient of the Drawing Room's first Bursary Award.
Varley has chosen to use the gallery as a studio and will be resident at the Drawing Room for one month.
Rather than aiming to produce a finished and substantive body of work suitable for public exhibition, the artist intends to set himself daily tasks which will encourage risk-taking and experimentation.
Creating a blog and video feed as a tool for the development of his own practice, he will make his artistic processes accessible to a wide audience, alongside conducting workshops and initiating discourse with fellow practitioners.
Public events include open studio sessions and a talk by the artist.