Platform Graduate Award 2016 winner announced at Turner Contemporary

The Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East (CVAN SE) announces in partnership with five of its network’s flagship galleries, the winning artist for its Platform Graduate Award 2016, Daniel Owusu, a graduate of University of Kent.

Daniel was selected for the prize by Turner Contemporary and selected as winner after an interview process with four other shortlisted graduate from across the south east region. He wins a 12-month bespoke programme of professional development from the five participating art galleries as well as a £2,500 bursary towards further development of his practice.

Left to right: artist and Platform mentor Jonathan Parsons, Tim Meacham, Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Kent and Daniel's university tutor, and Platform Graduate Award 2016 winner, Daniel Owusu.

Left to right: artist and Platform mentor Jonathan Parsons, Tim Meacham, Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Kent and Daniel's university tutor, and Platform Graduate Award 2016 winner, Daniel Owusu.

Now in its fifth year, the Platform Graduate Award represents the very best of young and emerging artists in the region, the selection made with support from the tutors and course leaders at the partner higher education institutions to identify students with ambition and talent. A summer exhibition programme offered the Platform graduate cohort the opportunity to work closely with gallery programme teams and they will all benefit from an ongoing programme of support over the coming year.