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ANNOUNCEMENT: Nominees for Platform Graduate Award 2021

9th Nov 2021

The finalists have been chosen for this year’s Platform Graduate Award

Four finalists have been selected by venue partners Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford, and Phoenix Art Space in Brighton from twenty-four exhibiting artists selected from fifteen universities from the region and have been announced as:

  • Ainoa Burgos Gonzalez (Brighton University), selected by Phoenix in Brighton
  • Bevan Hill and Will Griffiths (Oxford Brookes University), selected by Modern Art Oxford
  • Him Ming Chan (University of Northampton), selected by MK Gallery in Milton Keynes
  • Laura Buckle  (University of Chichester), selected by Aspex in Portsmouth

Speaking of the award, Director of Project Art Works, and Chair of CVAN South East, Kate Adams comments:

“It is so important for us to nurture and support emerging talent in the South East region.  It is a difficult time for  young artists, having to navigate a sector in such uncertain times, that’s why I am delighted that CVAN South East, the participating venue partners and universities are able to offer the Platform Award in the region to help support, guide, and invest in these talented and motivated young artists of tomorrow”

All exhibiting artists involved in the Platform Award at the participating venues will join a growing alumni of Platform artists, and you can find out more about this year’s cohort here.

This year’s guest judge, film maker and performance artist Michelle Williams Gamaker, will announce the winner at an online ceremony on 4th December.  You can join the  ceremony event from 2pm – 3pm by reserving your free ticket via Eventbrite here.

Featured Image:
Top Left: Giants Chair by Laura Buckle
Top Right: Real Art for Real People by Hill & Griffiths
Bottom Left: Installation image of works by Him Ming Chan
Bottom Right: Installation image of sculpture by Ainoa Burgos Gonzales

 

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