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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 »


Platform Graduate Award winner 2012 Joella Wheatley’s first solo show opens at Aspex Gallery


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Joella Wheatley, Between Two Modes, 35cm diameter, Oil, acrylic and pen on canvas on board, 2014   Joella Wheatley was the first winner of the Platform Graduate Award in 2012. Her solo show will open at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth tonight (6 June) entitled Forgotten Lines and marks a return to the venue where she first showed  Continue Reading »


Aspex gallery competition Anne-Marie Creamer wins EMERGENCY6 People’s Choice award


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Anne Marie’s Creamer, Meeting The Pied Piper in Brasov: A Paper Prologue   The winner of aspex contemporary art gallery’s EMERGENCY6 People’s Choice award is Anne-Marie Creamer who wins a £200 prize. The runner up is Cargo Collective’s Oliver Braid with Kit Poulson in third place.   Creamer currently resides in London and was educated  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 »


Aspex calls for local artists to send in postcard submissions for show


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Are you an artist in Portsmouth? Do you live within a one-hour journey time of the gallery?   If so, aspex are calling for postcards or postcard-size 2D artworks (15cm x 10.5cm) from you that respond to the themes of Progress and Freedom. Whatever, whoever, wherever or whenever you might think of when you consider  Continue Reading »