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Announcing the shortlist for the Platform Graduate Award

Turner Contemporary will join with three flagship contemporary art organisations to announce the recipient of the inaugural Platform Graduate Award later this month.

This pilot project, devised through the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) is an inaugural mentor programme between galleries and emerging artists from the South East.

Over the last few months Aspex, MK Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary have each provided a platform for recent graduates from each of their region’s art colleges. You can see the work of Kent students at Turner Contemporary until 18 November 2012.

In total 31 artists presented their work and two students from the Margate show have been included on the final shortlist of 8. They are:

Dominic Maffia, University for the Creative Arts and
Naomi Eaton-Baudains, Canterbury Christ Church University (read Naomi's blog here)

A selection panel comprising of artist Lindsay Seers and representatives of the participant galleries will decide the recipient of the twelve month tailored programme of professional development, and £2,500 bursary.  This will be announced on Thursday 22 November at Modern Art Oxford alongside a panel discussion on the role of the institution in the professional development of young artists.

The announcement of the Platform Graduate Award will be at Modern Art Oxford on Thursday 22 November from 6pm.  The panel discussion will be followed by the announcement and is open to the public.  Book online (£5/£4 concessions)
Posted by: Turner Contemporary on Fri 9 Nov 2012