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CVAN South East is delighted to reveal the shortlisted graduate artists for the Platform Graduate Award 2019

Announcing the Platform Graduate Award 2019 shortlist

The artists are:

Natalie Andrews (University of Bedfordshire), nominated by MK Gallery

Sian Hookins (University of Kent), nominated by Turner Contemporary

Imogen Marooney (Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton), nominated by Aspex

Amy Richardson (University of Reading), nominated by Modern Art Oxford

The artists have all been shortlisted for the award which includes a £2,000 bursary towards the development of their artistic practice and a year of bespoke mentoring support. Guest selector and artist Mikhail Karikis will announce the winner of this year’s award on Saturday 23 November at a special event at Aspex in Portsmouth.

CVAN South East Manager Oliver Sumner said:

“I would like to congratulate Natalie, Sian, Imogen and Amy on being nominated for the Platform Graduate Award 2019. We are proud to be supporting some of the most exciting artists graduating this year in the South East, and it has been a real pleasure to get to talk to some of them during the exhibitions. I am grateful to our partner galleries for their far-sighted commitment to emerging practice, and of course to all this year’s exhibiting artists for their dedication and hard work. I look forward to engaging with them in the future through our growing Platform Alumni network.

The artists were chosen out of twenty-three graduate artists from universities across the South East region that were selected by the four partner galleries – Aspex in Portsmouth, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Modern Art Oxford and Turner Contemporary in Margate – all members of CVAN South East (Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East). From their respective exhibitions, some of which are continuing to run to the end of the year, each participating gallery nominated one artist to be considered for the award.

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