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Susannah Canning
Oxford Brookes University


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Artist Statement   For Platform Canning has created a new audio walk in response to the site at Modern Art Oxford. In her role as the absent guide, mind Canning escorts the participant through a version of the past re-enacted in the present. Exploring the unique nature of sound to encapsulate experience, asthma history and  Continue Reading »


Emily Willey
University of Reading


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Artist Statement   Working with video installation, pills Emily Willey critically looks at how broadcast news can skew public opinion. Under the guise of The Information Corporation, sale a fictional news channel, usa ed her work responds to complex news stories which are subsequently performed and edited as simplified narratives. With the use of papier-mâché  Continue Reading »


Laurien Ash
Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford


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Artist Statement   But would you actually want to be a JPEG file?   I work to embody my patterns of perception in digital space. Mapping myself in the coded movement of video game topography: I exist as event, viagra order herbal structured like an interlaced Tetris trap. I use digital space to accumulate objects  Continue Reading »


Opportunity: CVAN South East Manager


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The Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) represents and supports a diverse and vibrant visual arts ecology, prescription embracing a broad range of artistic and curatorial practice across the nine English regions.   CVAN South East – formerly known as ‘Turning Point South East’ – is a regional network of visual arts organisations initiated in 2007  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 »


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 »


aspex, MK Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary announce Platform 2013 shortlist


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Hannah Allison-Finucane, Untitled, courtesy of the artist   Eight arts graduates have been shortlisted for the Platform 2013 Award and programme – a £2,500 bursary and a 12-month bespoke programme of professional development. The eight selected artists are:   Aspex Pascale Wilson Alex Padfield   Modern Art Oxford Dom Callaghan Louise Fitzgerald   MK Gallery  Continue Reading »


Modern Art Oxford’s Platform arts graduates talk about their work


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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:  Continue Reading »