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Graduate Mobility: Navigating Professional Practice in the South East

7th Feb 2019

Join us on Sunday 3 March, 1-3pm at the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, where we will be hosting a  seminar in association with the Platform Alumni network, and CVAN SE network member Reading International at University of Reading.

This special meeting of the Platform Alumni network invites visitors to Tate Exchange to explore questions of location and mobility for early career artists in the South East of England.

Several Platform Alumni Artists have been invited to share their own journeys, including Nacheal Catnott, Sophie Dixon, Rachael Minott, and George Morl.

The event is a chance for the Platform Alumni artists to connect with each other, and to also showcase the rich variety of emerging practice from the region.

Speakers: 

Nacheal Catnott is an artist, curator and filmmaker whose practice addresses issues such as race, migration and cross-cultural diversity in the UK. She does so through a combination of various mediums namely traditional documentary filmmaking methods, sculpture, poetry and performance. She has a BA in Fine Art and Philosophy from the University of Reading and an MA in Screen Documentary Filmmaking from Goldsmiths, University of London. She has exhibited and curated shows with galleries including the ICA, South London Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and The Horse Hospital. She works in documentary television, and is founder of multimedia platform WOKE, which aims to support and celebrate creative people of colour.

Sophie Dixon is a cross-disciplinary artist from the UK. Her recent work uses Virtual and Mixed Reality as part of her continued enquiry into how we construct narratives about the past. She has exhibited in solo and group shows including at the Turner Contemporary, Margate, and the EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam. In 2017 she co-founded Mnemoscene.io to deliver immersive experiences for the arts and cultural heritage sectors.

Rachael Minott is a freelance Jamaican-born artist and curator. She champions collaborative practises and challenges the concept of neutrality in public spaces. Previous curatorial work has been with Birmingham Museums Trust, London Transport Museum, Reading Museum and the Robert Sainsbury Library. As an artist she has taken part in the 4th Ghetto Biennale in Port au Prince, Haiti 2015 and the Jamaica Biennial 2017. Rachael was recently elected to the Museum Association Board of Trustees and is currently curator of Anthropology at the Horniman Museum and Gardens.

George Morl was born in Basildon in 1994. He attended South Essex College, and studied his BA and MA at University for the Creative Arts. Recent exhibitions include: Precious Boys, Southend Museums, Southend-on-Sea (2018); Platform 2016, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2016); Paradise Hotel, UCA, Canterbury (2016). Precious Boys#2, exploring male-suicide in relation to post-industry, exhibited at Turner Contemporary, has toured throughout the South East. Recipient of 2016 Darren Henley Scholarship, UCA Vice Chancellor Prize and selected for the CVAN SE Platform Graduate Award. Work by Morl is held in collections including Southend Museum; Beecroft Art Gallery; and UCA Canterbury.

Image: Platform Alumni artists at a meet up at Phoenix Brighton in 2018.

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