John Kinross Scholar in 2004
How did the experience affect you as an individual?
It gave me the opportunity to travel to Italy and keep up momentum post-graduation.
What was the impact on your practice?
I met some wonderful people in Florence and so much so that I got a job and stayed for a few years.
What would you say the long term impact has been on yourself and you work?
Never again have I had such a period of time where I could just explore a city and my practice. I found the break between graduation and paid work was a great relief and allowed me time to think, research and develop without external pressures. Post-scholarship I’ve had four exhibitions in Italy and still have close friends and contacts there who continue to support me.