We are delighted to announce that Alana Francis and Hannah Mills (both BA Fine Art) have been selected for the inaugural Platform Graduate Award 2012. The award is part of a partnership between University of Reading and Museum of Art Oxford.
The Platform Graduate Award aims to support graduate professional development and nurture new talent. The programme has come from a coalition of visual arts organisations in the South East (Aspex, Modern Art Oxford, Milton Keynes Gallery and Turner Contemporary) and has been initiated through Turning Point South East see: www.turningpointnetwork.org.uk/south-east/
Platform will showcase the work of six to eight recent graduates at each organisation through a series of one-week presentations or short group exhibitions over the summer/early autumn 2012. The graduates are selected from within the immediate geographical reach of the host organisation – Modern Art Oxford will include Oxford Brookes University, The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, Oxford and University of Reading. The graduates are selected from 2012 degree show presentations.
The successful Platform Award artist will receive a bursary of £2,500 (towards studio accommodation across year), mentoring and access to Directors and curatorial teams of the partnering organisations throughout the year.