On 7 November 2013, we celebrated the announcement of the Platform Graduate Award winner with a discussion about the opportunities and challenges facing emerging artists.

We asked -
What are the challenges and opportunities artists face when embarking upon a career? What support can they expect from galleries, dealers and other artists?
How do they make sure they keep up their momentum after graduation?

The panel of experts were:

Adam Chodzko, artist
Jonathan Viner, Director, Jonathan Viner Gallery, London and Margate
Matthew de Pulford, Limbo studios and project space, Margate
Lauren Wright, Curator, Turner Contemporary
Joella Wheatley, Platform Award winner 2012

About the Platform Graduate Award
Devised through the CVAN South East network and now in its second year, the Platform programme aims to support graduate professional development and nurture new talent, and is supported by a coalition of visual arts organisations in the South East: Aspex, Portsmouth; Modern Art Oxford; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes and Turner Contemporary, Margate.

Turner Contemporary showcased the work of seven BA Fine Art graduates from universities in Kent who have been selected to participate in the Platform Graduate Award, on display from 9 October until Sunday 10 November 2013.

Hannah Allison-Finucane Canterbury Christ Church University (shortlisted for award)
Charlotte Smith University of Kent (shortlisted for award)
Daniella Turbin University of Kent
Rachel Johnston Canterbury Christ Church University
Louisa Love University for the Creative Arts
Linda Simon University for the Creative Arts
Harry Tompkins University for the Creative Arts

Information about the award and the selected artists from all participating galleries in the Platform programme is available at frameandreference.com.

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