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Platform 2016


George Morl, Precious Boys, 2016, Plaster, exterior paint, ink, sugar, salt. Image courtesy the artist.

George Morl, Precious Boys, 2016, Plaster, exterior paint, ink, sugar, salt. Image courtesy the artist.

Platform 2016
4 August - 25 September 2016.
Turner Contemporary, Margate

This summer, Turner Contemporary showcases the talent of emerging artists from Kent, as part of the Platform Graduate Award, an initiative organised by a coalition of visual arts organisations in the South East, including Turner Contemporary; Aspex, Portsmouth; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea; Milton Keynes Gallery and Modern Art Oxford, and initiated by CVAN SE (Contemporary Visual Art Network South East).

Aiming to support graduate professional development and nurture new talent, this year's Platform exhibition includes the work of six graduates from three Kent Universities:

Daniel Owusu (The University of Kent)
George Morl (University for the Creative Arts)
Jessica Grønlund (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Kayleigh Baker (University for the Creative Arts)
Mas Weeb (Canterbury Christ Church University)
Sariya Suwannakarn (The University of Kent)

The six artists work in a range of media from sculpture and printmaking to installation, film and performance; incorporating a range of materials including DNA data, salt, wood, games, plaster and found recycled objects. Their works draw on themes of youth, mental health, colonialism, technology, identity, the body and the changing environment.

One artist will be selected for the 2016 Platform Graduate Award. The winner will be announced on Saturday 5 November at Turner Contemporary.

More information about the exhibition can be found here.