Platform Award 2014

3bb997_3250ac9a375240acbc1fafd37d99a9ef.png_srz_p_1169_654_85_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_png_srzWe are delighted to announce that Rachel Minott (BA Art & History of Art) has been selected for the third Platform Graduate Award 2014. The award is part of a partnership between University of Reading and Museum of Art Oxford.

Rachel was selected from Degree Show 2014, where she created an installation of a small regional museum in Jamaica which she filled with a number of fictional artworks. Alongside this installation, Rachael presented a conference in which real academics discussed various aspects of Jamaican cultural and social history.

About Platform Award

Created to support new artistic talent in the South East region, this year Platform presents three outstanding graduates from the University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and the Ruskin School of Art.

In its third year, Platform at Modern Art Oxford is a chance to see the work of talented artists early in their careers.  For the first time, each chosen artist will have a two week residency in our Project Space and will be free to use the space in any way they wish.

12 – 24 August Rosamund Lakin – Ruskin School of Art

12 – 26 September  Rachael Minott – University of Reading

29 September – 12 October Matt Girling  – Oxford Brookes University

To find out more about their individual exhibitions click on the links above.
An initiative of CVAN South East, the Platform Award was created in 2012 to support new artistic talent in the South East region.  It provides a much needed helping hand to artists embarking upon their professional careers.  Participating galleries include Aspex, Portsmouth; Modern Art Oxford; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Turner Contemporary, Margate.

Modern Art Oxford presents the work of graduate artists from Oxford Brookes University, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University and University of Reading.

Curatorial and learning staff from the four participating galleries select from degree shows at their local art colleges – choosing from across a range of mediums – and offer graduates the chance to be included in the Platform exhibitions. This includes working closely with gallery staff at every stage of the process and, in doing so, the graduates gain valuable skills and insight into what it takes to work as a professional artist. Inclusion in the exhibitions also means that they are eligible for the Platform Award – a £2,500 bursary and a 12-month bespoke programme of professional development.

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