Horoscope by Beth Simcock

Platform Graduate Award artist Beth Simcock is a painter and writer working across large-scale narrative paintings. Her practice is devoted to mythologies, both self-created and borrowed: from classics, art history, contemporary popular culture, and the online world. For her exhibition at Modern Art Oxford, Simcock presents a series of large-scale paintings entitled The Zodiac.  The following Horoscope, written… Continue reading Horoscope by Beth Simcock

On the Value of AI-Generated Art

Platform Graduate Award artists Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths create artworks generated entirely by AI technology. Their exhibition Real Art for Real People brings together painting, sculpture and written work, conceptualised and designed by computers. By removing themselves from the ‘creative process’ they explore the importance of individual expression and agency in an increasingly automated world. This… Continue reading On the Value of AI-Generated Art

Authorship in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Art of Disappearance

Platform Graduate Award artists Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths create artworks generated entirely by AI technology. Their exhibition Real Art for Real People brings together painting, sculpture and written work, conceptualised and designed by computers. By removing themselves from the ‘creative process’ they explore the importance of individual expression and agency in an increasingly automated… Continue reading Authorship in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: An Art of Disappearance

Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths, Stream of Unconsciousness

Platform Graduate Award artists Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths create artworks generated entirely by AI technology. Their exhibition Real Art for Real People brings together painting, sculpture and written work, conceptualised and designed by computers. By removing themselves from the ‘creative process’ they explore the importance of individual expression and agency in an increasingly automated world. Stream… Continue reading Bevan Hill & Will Griffiths, Stream of Unconsciousness

Watch: places and faces by Fetine Sel Tuzel

“This conflict in Cyprus has had an enormous impact on my life, which is why I always find myself turning back to this historical issue.” – Fetine Sel Tuzel For the Platform Graduate Award 2021, Reading University graduate Fetine Sel Tuzel presents places and faces, a psychogeographic film exploring cities and people, from the urban centre of Reading to an… Continue reading Watch: places and faces by Fetine Sel Tuzel

Creativity In Action: How language constructs our identities

How creative is our language? How is our communication style affected by world events, or by our sense of self identity?  Dr. Emily Lindsay-Smith from the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford is fascinated by how language is structured, processed and ever changing. In this article, Emily explores some of… Continue reading Creativity In Action: How language constructs our identities

I Watched Her Dream… Aloud & I am trying my best: Two short films by young artist Lauren

Lauren joined our online film-making residency for ages 16-19 in April 2021. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the group met only online and explored DIY film-making from the confines of their own surroundings. Discover what Lauren learnt about different approaches to film-making during the residency. My name is Lauren, I am 19 years old… Continue reading I Watched Her Dream… Aloud & I am trying my best: Two short films by young artist Lauren

There Is No Planet B: A stop-motion animation by young artist Mia

Young artist Mia created this stop motion animation film during our City as Studio online film-making residency in February 2021. Over the course of the residency, the group of young people aged between 16 and 19 explored DIY film and music-making techniques to create work about the issues they care about. Mia shares her experience… Continue reading There Is No Planet B: A stop-motion animation by young artist Mia

Trans Happiness is Real: Oxford’s graffiti art

In February 2019, brightly coloured graffiti art began appearing across Oxford’s streets. Messages emblazoned across lamp posts and street corners included ‘Trans happiness is real’ and ‘There is no binary explanation for us.’ This eye-catching street art is by a group of anonymous young activists, who join us for a special Instagram takeover between 21-24… Continue reading Trans Happiness is Real: Oxford’s graffiti art