Jakob Rowlinson: Facial Poetics: Face Poem Choir, live performance, 10 October 2013. Photograph © David Tolley.

 

Last week, Modern Art Oxford welcomed their six selected arts graduates for the Platform award 2013 to talk about their work. A performer activated Lewdjaw//Jack Wilson’s work, Et, Und, And… (Oxford Leisure) and Jakob Rowlinson performed Facial Poetics: Face Poem Choir with a choir made up of members of the audience. Platform was created to support new artistic talent in the South East region, Modern Art Oxford presents the work of graduate artists – Dom Callaghan, Gemma Davies, Louise Fitzgerald, Rosanna Reed, Jakob Rowlinson and Lewdjaw//Jack Wilson – from Oxford Brookes University, The Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art, Oxford University and Reading University.

 

Platform has been devised in collaboration with the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East and is a partnership between four galleries: aspex Gallery, Milton Keynes Gallery, Turner Contemporary and Modern Art Oxford. Each gallery selects graduates from their local area who are then nominated for the Platform Award, the winner of which will receive a 12-month programme of bespoke professional development and a bursary. The winner will be announced at Turner Contemporary, Margate on 7 November.

 

For more about this year’s selected Platform arts graduates and to see their work, visit the Platform 2013 Artists’ Page.

 


Lewdjaw//Jack Wilson: Et, Und, And… (Oxford Leisure), 2013. Photograph © David Tolley.

 


Jakob Rowlinson: Facial Poetics: Face Poem Choir, live performance, 10 October 2013. Photograph © David Tolley.

 


Jakob Rowlinson: Facial Poetics: Face Poem Choir, live performance, 10 October 2013. Photograph © David Tolley.

 


Lewdjaw//Jack Wilson: Et, Und, And… (Oxford Leisure), 2013. Photograph © David Tolley.