Platform 2014

12.08.2014 — 12.10.2014

Modern Art Oxford

Platform 2014
12 August - 12 October

Created to support new artistic talent in the South East region, this years Platform presents three outstanding graduates from the University of Reading, Oxford Brookes University and the Ruskin School of Art.

In its third year, Platform at Modern Art Oxford is a chance to see the work of talented artists early in their careers.  For the first time, each chosen artist will have a two week residency in our Project Space and will be free to use the space in any way they wish.

This year we are proud to be presenting:

12 - 24 August Rosamund Lakin - Ruskin School of Art

12 - 26 September  Rachael Minott - University of Reading

30 September - 12 October Matt Girling  - Oxford Brookes University

To find out more about their individual exhibitions click on the links above.

About Platform

An initiative of CVAN South East, the Platform Award was created in 2012 to support new artistic talent in the South East region.  It provides a much needed helping hand to artists embarking upon their professional careers.  Participating galleries include Aspex, Portsmouth; De Le Warr Pavilion Bexhill; Modern Art Oxford; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Turner Contemporary, Margate.

Modern Art Oxford presents the work of graduate artists from Oxford Brookes University, The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University and University of Reading.

Curatorial and learning staff from the five participating galleries select from degree shows at their local art colleges – choosing from across a range of mediums – and offer graduates the chance to be included in the Platform exhibitions. This includes working closely with gallery staff at every stage of the process and, in doing so, the graduates gain valuable skills and insight into what it takes to work as a professional artist. Inclusion in the exhibitions also means that they are eligible for the Platform Award – a £2,500 bursary and a 12-month bespoke programme of professional development.

Read more about it on Frame and Reference The website for Contemporary Art in the South East

Read about the winner of the inaugural award in 2012, Joelle Wheatley's experience.


Event Dates

  • Supporting new artistic talent 12.08.2014 — 12.10.2014

    In its third year, this exhibition showcases the best of young artistic talent in the South East region selected by four participating galleries, in association with CVAN.