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Platform Graduate Award 2018 – Focus on Godith Hawkins

12th Oct 2018

Artist Godith Hawkins has recently graduated from the University of Brighton at Sussex Coast College Hastings and has been nominated by De La Warr Pavilion for the Platform Graduate Award 2018. She is one of five artists shortlisted for the award.

“I work in quite an isolated way, usually by myself or with one other person. I’m interested in scenarios and thought processes that create anticipation, a sense of pace & curiosity surrounding the circumstances or wellness of the narrative presented. My work often references post-mortem or crime scene photography, not to suggest death, but as a process to position the body and instill a comfortable anxiety. Considering the research as part of the work, and the relationship between fact and fiction and the reclining and fallen body. The use of colour and material is intended to distract the viewer from subtle disturbances, isolating the subject in a state of ambiguity.

“The Platform Graduate Award has been a great experience, it has given me the opportunity to exhibit my work in a major gallery and opened up conversations with other artists and curators. I am grateful for all the support and advice my tutors Patrick Jones, Joseph Long and Sharon Haward have given me over the last three years, the De La Warr Pavilion team and CVAN South East for giving me this opportunity to present and exhibit my work.

“I recently just started my MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art where I will be working on new works to exhibit at the Platform Exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion in December. You can follow my work during this time via my Instagram or website.”

Image: John and A Heap of Raw Material, installation view at University Centre Hastings, Godith Hawkins, 2018. Courtesy the Artist.

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