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Chichester graduates on display at emerging-artists exhibition

Artist Rebecca Harte will present her work at the Aspex gallery

 

AN EXHIBITION of emerging student artists has selected two University of Chichester graduates to showcase their work.

Alumni Rebecca Harte and Connie London will see their designs displayed at the Aspex gallery in Portsmouth. The exhibition is part of the annual Platform graduate award which supports promising talent across the south of England.

The Platform initiative is led by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East which provides a forum for artists and audiences to collaborate on projects. It is supported by four galleries across the country including Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford, and Turner Contemporary in Margate.

Up to 23 graduates have been chosen from across 14 universities, representing emerging visual artists in the south east region. An artist from each gallery is nominated for the award, with the winning artist receiving a bursary of £2,000 and bespoke mentoring.

Jo Bushnell, Aspex director and deputy chair of CVAN south east said: “The Platform graduate award has grown to be a vital showcase and professional development opportunity for emerging artists in the South East. At a time when our region’s exemplary art and design HE institutions face pressures of finance and national policy, it is also important to restate the contribution they make to our thriving sector."

To find out more about the 2017 Platform graduate award exhibition go to www.aspex.org.uk. Alternatively for more about the BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the University of Chichester visit www.chi.ac.uk/fine-art.