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Monthly Archives: September 2014


Third Platform Graduate Award 2014 opens at MK Gallery


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The Platform Graduate Award 2014 launched the third group exhibition (4 September), running until the 28 September, of exceptional work by six graduating students from around the South East region.   The work was selected by MK Gallery from University of Bedfordshire, Bucks New University and University of Northampton. The exhibitors are: Sophie Fowkes; Holger  Continue Reading »


Posted on September 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Stour Valley Arts takes group leaders for a walk on the wild side


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I learnt a great deal about how to engage with people in a natural woodland setting. Tracy Falcon’s audience participation exercise at one of the art pieces has stayed with me, (creating the surprisingly real sound of rainfall!) as has the enthusiasm that every group showed in making the work and telling a narrative that  Continue Reading »


Posted on September 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm

COLLABORATION, CULTURE, CREATIVITY: Marion Piper’s new work 3Cs draws on Frame and Reference


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Marion Piper, 3C2, 2014   Earlier this year, artist and curator Jane Boyer visited former Platform Graduate Award nominee 2012 Marion Piper at Angelika Studios in High Wycombe where she first saw her institutional flyer works. In the following feature Jane discusses the appeal of Marion’s work drawing on Frame and Reference flyers which can  Continue Reading »


Posted on September 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

ONE OF THE CROWD: Funding visual arts projects in the South East region


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Artist Daniella Turbin used crowdfunding to raise money to support her drawing residency in France One of the biggest obstacles for visual artists is getting funding. Frame and Reference asked recent graduate and photographer Sam Laughlin to find out more about non-traditional ways of attracting funds. In this special feature Sam talks to Platform Graduate  Continue Reading »


Posted on September 5, 2014 at 11:08 am