Duncan Bullen, Academic Programme Leader: Fine Art, at the University of Brighton’s College of Art and Humanities, said: “Awards such as this make study and real life opportunity come together in ways which are exciting, useful and meaningful.
“Platform provides early professional career opportunities for up and coming artists to exhibit in some of the most exciting contemporary art spaces, but it also provides mentoring and financial support, invaluable to the nurturing of any new and emerging talent.”
Now in its fourth year, the Platform Graduate Award recognises the best of young and emerging artists in the region. Tom, nominated by the De La Warr in Bexhill, was selected from 36 artists from 17 universities across the South East.
Directors and curators from Aspex, MK Gallery, Modern Art Oxford and the Turner Contemporary galleries, also nominated artists after their work was shown in a series of exhibitions over the summer. The programme offered the Platform graduate cohort the opportunity to work closely with gallery programme teams and they are all to benefit from ongoing support over the coming year.