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Alex Wickenden
University of Bedfordshire


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Alex Wickenden has just graduated from the University of Bedfordshire with a Photography and Video Art BA (Hons) degree. Alex will be presenting a fictive documentary called Vinny and the Verdudes: A Brief History of a Brief Band. This is an archival, drug multi-platform project about the obscure, cialis conceptual, art-rock, ‘tribute’ band Vinny and  Continue Reading »


Isobel Owen
University of Northampton


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Isobel Owen graduated this year from the University of Northampton with a First Class degree in BA (Hons) Fine Art.   The overarching theme within Owen’s work is the everyday. She film moments in the everyday that we fail to neither notice nor pay any attention to. The films highlight these moments. Within the exhibition  Continue Reading »


Deborah Mills
Buckinghamshire New University


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Mills’ artistic enquiry investigates how visual stimuli can make us reconsider our experience of being in the world. She is particularly interested in the interface between our perception of the world and the phenomena that exist whether we perceive them or not. Borrowing from her past experiences in the engineering, physics and architectural fields she focuses  Continue Reading »


Emma Richardson
University of Northampton


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Emma Richardson graduated this year from the University of Northampton with a BA (Hons) Painting & Drawing. Painting is a key aspect of Richardson’s practice. Her work explores the uncanny and the vulnerable, often inspired by the film and TV director David Lynch’s work, with his dystopian and surreal vision of suburbia. Her process involves  Continue Reading »


3 more South East organisations join the Plus Tate network.


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The Plus Tate network, allergist http://www.tate.org.uk/about/our-work/national-partnerships/plus-tate has recently expanded its membership by inviting 16 more institutions to join, capsule including Modern Art Oxford, Milton Keynes Gallery and John Hansard Gallery, all Frame and Reference partners. They join existing Plus Tate members, Turner Contemporary and Towner to form a strong South East presence in the UK  Continue Reading »


SHORTLIST for Platform Graduate Award 2014 announced


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  The shortlist for the Platform Graduate Award 2014 is announced today. One recent arts graduate from each of the five participating galleries in the South East region has been put forward to be considered for the award. This year a total of 31 artists were selected from 16 participating universities and colleges. The overall  Continue Reading »


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 »


Public View: The Room and Everything in it at Cafe Gallery London / Project Art Works


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For this month’s exhibition Public View and Photo Stroll, Frame and Reference visited Project Art Works‘ group show The Room and Everything in it at Dilston Grove, CGP London (14 Nov – 1 Dec 2013) just before it closed. The show is dedicated to the memory of two of the participants of the Tuesday Studios  Continue Reading »


Oxford art graduate Dom Callaghan wins Platform 2013 Graduate Award


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Oxford art graduate Dom Callaghan is this year’s recipient of the Platform 2013 Graduate Award for his work, You are necessary here, 2013 which includes paintings, handmade objects and clothing.   The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art graduate was presented with his award – a bursary of £2,500 and a 12-month programme of  Continue Reading »


A YEAR ON: Where Are They Now? Six Platform 2012 arts graduates reflect


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Karolina Lebek, from her new series Resistance to Erasure. Photo courtesy of the artist   The years after finishing university are often challenging, especially today when recent graduates often have severe financial burdens and yet still need to develop their artistic practice. Frame and Reference asked some of those selected last year about their experiences  Continue Reading »