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Research fellows 1996

Each year our fellowship programme enables artists and researchers to develop their work.

In 1996 our visiting fellows included Lucia Almeida-Matos, Jacqui Poncelet, Nancy Proctor and Gordon Williams.

Lucia Almeida-Matos


Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto


Research Fellowship

English Sources for Post-war Portuguese Sculptors

Lucia Matos used her fellowship to supplement her doctoral research work on twentieth-century Portuguese sculpture, looking at the links between Portuguese sculptors and their English teachers and influences.

Jacqui Poncelet


Artist, London


Research Fellowship


Attending to the Barely Made

Jacqui Poncelet placed the work of four artists – Susanna Heron, Ewen Henderson, Laura Godfrey-Issacs and Elisabeth Rosser – in the library and offices of the Institute. Over the course of her fellowship, she asked staff to talk about their interactions with the work in the month they spent with it.

She later invited the four artists to join her for a recorded interview, which formed the basis for the publication Attending to the Barely Made (Issue 29 of our Essays on Sculpture Journal).

Ewen Henderson, 'Townscape' 1990, as installed in the Institute offices by Jacqui Poncelet.

Nancy Proctor


Antenna Audio, London


Research Fellowship

Mary Thornycroft Archive

Nancy Proctor’s work formed part of her research into nineteenth-century women sculptors in Rome. Her fellowship led to a library display of archive material, Et In Arcadia Ego, and the symposium ‘The Pygmalion Effect’, dealing with sculpture, literature and femininity, later published as Sculpture in Literature (Issue 28 of our Essays on Sculpture Journal).

Gordon Williams


Head of Art and Design, Beverley High School


Research Fellowship

The Uses of History on the Development of the Critical Reputations of British Twentieth-Century Sculptors

Gordon Williams’ fellowship led to his enrolling to do a PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University – ‘Modernist Histories of Modernist Sculpture in England: the writing of Ezra Pound, Adrian Stokes, Herbert Read and John Berger’ – as well as the development of teaching materials for sixth form A-level art students.

Previous Research Fellows

Find out more about previous research fellows and their projects.