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Platform 2019 Exhibition

 

 

 

The Platform Graduate Award is an annual survey of exciting graduate talent from art schools and higher education partners across the South East.

 

Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth are presenting work by thirteen artists selected from six University degree shows:

 

Rebecca Harte and Connie London from the University of Chichester, alongside Jade Anthony & Sofia Popova (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton), Jaz Bartlett (University for the Creative Arts, UCA Farnham), Sasha Damjanovic (University of Portsmouth), Gwen Datyner (Southampton Solent University), Tobias Gumbrill (Arts University Bournemouth), Imogen Marooney (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton), Mathew Scott (Southampton Solent University), Katherine Smith (University for the Creative Arts, UCA Farnham), Oliver Whitehead (University of Portsmouth), and Jack Woolston (Arts University Bournemouth). 

 

Past graduates selected to show in the PLATFORM exhibition at Aspex were:

  • HANNAH DAVIES & ROSIE GATFORD – 2018
  • MORGAN WARD & PIETRA MORELLO – 2017
  • CONSUELO SIMPSON & KRISTA TORRENS – 2016
  • PAUL BENHAM & GEMMA MCGRATH – 2015
  • SAMUEL LLOYD & BRAD KENNY - 2014

 

The initiative is led by CVAN South East (Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East) and is a partnership between four galleries: Aspex, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary in Margate.

 

Following the exhibition and events programme, an artist from each gallery will be nominated for the award, with the winning artist announced in November 2019. Established in 2012, the award includes a £2,000 bursary and mentoring.

 

In 2018 the award was won by Josephine Rock a graduate of the University of the Creative Arts, UCA Farnham, who was nominated by Aspex.

 

The Platform Graduate Award forms part of Aspex’s programme of exhibitions, events and workshops focussed upon the importance of arts education and celebrating emerging creative talent.

 

The exhibition runs from 4 October to 22 December 2019 - with an Exhibition Preview taking place on Thursday 3 October, 18.00 - 20.00hrs.

 

You can join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtags: #AutumnAtAspex #Platform2019 #PlatformGraduateAward

 

Platform 2019 Exhibition photo album

Visit the PLATFORM 2019 website