Celebrating new artistic talent from across the south east, Platform Graduate Award 2018 is a series of three solo exhibitions throughout September and early October, by selected graduates from Oxford Brookes University, University of Reading and The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. The initiative supports emerging artistic talent to further their practice, and awards one outstanding artist a £2,500 bursary and mentoring from a professional artist.
Louise Povey, Vanishing Point, University of Reading, 5 – 16 September
Annie Le Santo, Lying in Wait, Oxford Brookes University, 19 – 30 September
Luke Dawes, Self-Assembly, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford, 3 – 14 October
Platform is led by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East (CVAN South East) and is a partnership between five galleries: Aspex in Portsmouth, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary in Margate.
Following an exhibition and events programme across the five participating galleries, an artist from each gallery will be nominated for the award, with the winning artist announced in November 2018.