Platform 2016

10 Sep 2016 – 13 Nov 2016

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Aspex is open 11am - 4pm, Wednesday - Sunday (and Bank Holidays)

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The Hard Interchange is is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays
  • Portsmouth Harbour Station is five minutes walk through Gunwharf Quays

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Aspex is thrilled to present Platform, an exhibition showcasing creative graduates from Universities across the South of England.


Platform is a region-wide project, annually supporting emerging artistic talent. Aspex selects artwork by two students studying Fine Art and Photography from 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 twelve aspiring artists form a group exhibition previewing on Friday 9 September, which runs through to the 13 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 of a year-long professional development programme with artist and Aspex’s artist advisor Jonathan Parsons, as well as a £2500 bursary.

Director of Aspex, Joanne Bushnell said: “This exhibition provides our audiences with an exciting opportunity to see really fresh work from the cream of the regions emerging artists. The show is always eclectic, featuring a diverse range of work, reflective of the concerns of recent graduates today”.

Platform is organised by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East (CVAN), a partnership between five galleries; Aspex, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Turner Contemporary in Margate, and Modern Art Oxford.


Participating graduates at Aspex are:

The University of Portsmouth

Anca-Ioana Pirvu

Krasimira Butseva

The University of Creative Arts (UCA) Farnham

Charlotte Bradley

Sophie Bownes

The University of Chichester

Krista Torrens

Consuelo Simpson

Winchester School of Art (University of Southampton)

Ellie Man

Mia Delve

Southampton Solent

Gabrielle Swales

Kate Aries

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)

Leandro Alenfel

Sian Hutchings


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