Platform 2017 at Aspex

Images (left to right) - Top : Pierta Marello, Fay Turner, Vytatue Trijonyte, Vanessa Omer. Middle : Morgan Ward, Christopher Beattie, Svetlana Ochkevskaya, Hannah Stockem. Bottom : Archie Munro, George Marguet-Pew, India Coles, Edward Carey.

Images (left to right) - Top : Pierta Marello, Fay Turner, Vytatue Trijonyte, Vanessa Omer. Middle : Morgan Ward, Christopher Beattie, Svetlana Ochkevskaya, Hannah Stockem. Bottom : Archie Munro, George Marguet-Pew, India Coles, Edward Carey.

CVAN South East's initiative Platform 2017 opens at Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth next week.

Platform is a region-wide project, annually supporting emerging artistic talent. Aspex have selected artwork by twelve students studying Fine Art and Photography from across higher education partners: The University of Portsmouth, The University of Creative Arts Farnham (UCA), The University of Chichester, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Southampton Solent and Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton). The combined works by these aspiring artists form a group exhibition previewing on Thursday 14 September (6 - 8pm), and running until 26 November.

From the group show, Aspex will nominate one artist to be considered for the final Platform prize, alongside four other artists selected by partner galleries across the South coast. This comprises a year-long professional development programme with artist and Aspex’s Artist Advisor Jonathan Parsons, as well as a £2,500 bursary. Director of Aspex , Joanne Bushnell said:

'Platform is a very exciting part of our exhibition programme, enabling us to showcase arange of fresh, relevant and eclectic artwork from emerging artists across the South Coast'.

Participating graduates at Aspex are:

George Marguet-Pew and Fay Turner (Arts University Bournemouth)

Pietra Morello and Morgan Ward (University of Chichester) 

Vanessa Omer and Christopher Beattie (University of the Creative Arts, Farnham)

Archie Munro and Vytaute Trijonyte (University of Portsmouth)

Svetlana Ochkevskaya and Hannah Stockem (Southampton Solent University)

Edward Carey and India Coles (Winchester School of Art )

More information about the Platform exhibitions can be found here.