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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 »

Sophie Dixon wins Platform Graduate Award 2014

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(L-R) Peter Heslip, Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council; Sophie Dixon; Portsmouth’s Lord Mayor at Aspex event 1 November   Platform is going from strength to strength, expanding each year with more universities and colleges seeing the value of getting involved. As a successful model of collaboration, it brings together the best of the region’s  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 »

Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 launches with shows at Fabrica and De La Warr Pavilion

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Copyright Simon Faithfull, 2014   The Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 launches today and runs until 2 November in and around Brighton with shows also taking place in Hove, Lewes, Hastings and Bexhill.   Brighton Photo Biennial is the UK’s leading curated photography festival and promotes new thinking around photography through a commissioned programme of events  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 »

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 »

What Next? Have Your Say

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Over 650 representatives from across the art forms attended a recent What Next? event in the Palace Theatre London to discuss the national campaign for the visual arts and set a date for a regional meeting. A video from the conference is now online and a date for the next meeting has been scheduled for  Continue Reading »