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Research fellows 1997

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

In 1997 our visiting fellows included Matthew Craske, Jason Edwards, Stephanie Taylor and Gerard Williams.

Matthew Craske


Oxford Brookes University


Research Fellowship

Rupert Gunnis: Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851

Matthew Craske studied the papers compiled by Rupert Gunnis and John Physick in the Institute’s Archive of Sculptors’ Papers, and also suggested how Gunnis’ Dictionary might be updated. His report formed the basis for its subsequent revision under the editorship of Ingrid Roscoe.

Craske also helped us to conceive the conference on ‘Pantheons: Transformations of a Monumental Idea’, which has since been published as part of the Subject/Object series (Ashgate, 2004). In addition he co-curated the Institute exhibition Hounds in Leash: The Dog in 18th and 19th Century Sculpture.

Installation view of 'Hounds in Leash: The Dog in 18th and 19th Century Sculpture'. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones.

Jason Edwards


University of York


Research Fellowship


The Inter-relationship of the New Sculpture and the Aesthetic Movement

Completing a PhD on W. B. Yeats, Jason Edwards’ time at the Institute proved a turning point, as it shifted his focus from Victorian literature and science to Victorian sculpture.

Edwards went on to take up a Henry Moore Foundation Post-doctoral Research Fellowship, and to begin work on his book Alfred Gilbert’s Aestheticism (Ashgate, 2005).

Stephanie Taylor


New Mexico State University


Research Fellowship

Shared Mechanisms of Surrealists working outside Paris

Stephanie Taylor applied to study the English Surrealists as part of her doctoral research on the relationship between French and American Surrealism, and we set up a symposium for her to meet British specialists. In 2003 she co-organised the Joseph Cornell conference at the University of Essex with a contemporary fellow, Jason Edwards.

Gerard Williams


Artist, London


Research Fellowship

Fabric in Sculpture

Gerard Williams’ fellowship was directly related to his own artistic practice, and resulted in a library display and the publication of Sampled: The Use of Fabric in Sculpture (Issue 30 of our Essays on Sculpture Journal). He has since continued to develop his interest in the use of fabric in art-practice, and teaches MA Textiles at Goldsmiths College.

Previous Research Fellows

Find out more about previous research fellows and their projects.