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Holly Childs
Southampton Solent


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Gaia is an exploration of my own relationship with photography, ailment with themes of nature, doctor the world and fertility. From the start of this project I was experimenting with different ways of making my own negatives from organic materials.   I made flower negatives into 120mm spaces by cutting up flowers and plants, using  Continue Reading »


Julia Keenan
UCA Farnham


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My practise explores the composition of constructed hybrid objects. I work across medium to create installation works which revolve around a unifying concern.   The work engages with the uncanny nature of objects within new configurations to create fetish curios – the intention of which is to open up the possibility of constructing new narratives.  Continue Reading »


Lina Ivanova
Portsmouth


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The acceleration of growth in some countries against the backdrop of shrinking economies in others is at the epicenter of significant movements of people migrating from one place to another. Whilst embracing the new and the unknown, apoplectic customs and traditional ways of life can often be lost along the way. In 2007, story my  Continue Reading »


Nathan Klein
Portsmouth


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‘Yesterday, symptoms denture When I Was Young’ is a biographical project exploring notions of memory, impotent escapism, and the repetition of mundane everyday existence. Oscillating between oblique expressions and sequestered gestures, the work charts the daily lives of a family, a lover and the revelation of self-identity and sexuality.   The use of natural lighting  Continue Reading »


Paul Benham
Chichester


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My work explores the structure of film and narrative.  The animations have been made using a combination of hand rendered watercolour drawings and digital drawn images using a graphics tablet.   I experiment with different images and pacing to consider the relationship between drawing and film.  My drawings are composed through the perspective of a  Continue Reading »


Tina Lane
Southampton Solent


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My childhood has never lost its magic- Louise Bourgeois   My practice has no definitions or limitations. I am a prolific producer with a large body of work that encompasses sculpture, denture site-specific installations, text, prints, video and performance. I am continuously pushing forwards and experimenting in order to expand the thought process. By having  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 »


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 »