Platform Graduate Award 2023

Aspex Portsmouth, Portsmouth
13 October - 23 December 2023
Free to all

Aspex Portsmouth is delighted to present the Platform Graduate Award 2023, a new exhibition showcasing emerging artists and recent graduates.

Platform Graduate Award 2023 presents the work of 10 artists launching their artistic careers following graduation. Part of a regional initiative established by CVAN South East (Contemporary Visual Arts Network South East) in 2012, Platform aims to support emerging talent at a key moment of transition. For many new graduates the loss of the support network of Art School can be extremely challenging. In addition to an exhibition opportunity, Platform participants are invited to join an alumni network to connect with peers across the country, accessing professional development, meeting in person and sharing their experiences.

Aspex Portsmouth’s artists for 2023 include: Karl Bailey (University of Portsmouth), Mia Bilbeisi (UCA Farnham), Mia Blake (University of Portsmouth), Harrison Jones (Winchester School of Art), Leilani June Meadows (Arts University Bournemouth), Georgia Menear (Solent University), Rabia Raja (Arts University Bournemouth), Luke Wateridge (Solent University), Freya Watson (UCA Farnham), Ren Woolridge (Winchester School of Art).

One artist from each regional partner will be nominated for The Platform Graduate Award, in which an outstanding graduate will receive a £2,000 bursary and 12 months of mentoring support. The recipient will be selected by a panel of judges, including a representative from each partner and guest artist, Laura Ford. The winner will be announced this December 2023.

Platform Graduate Award 2023 is free to visit and on display at Aspex Portsmouth from 13 October - 23 December 2023.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

Get a National Art Pass and explore Aspex Portsmouth

You'll see more art and your membership will help museums across the UK

IndividualTiana Clarke Please note this is an example card and not a reflection of the final product

How to get there

Aspex Portsmouth

Aspex, 42 The Vulcan, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3BF
02392 778080

Free to all

Opening times

Wed – Sun, 11am – 4pm


How to get there

IndividualTiana Clarke Please note this is an example card and not a reflection of the final product

The more you see, the more we do.

The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.

Are your sure you want to leave checkout?