Enter the virtual exhibition – Making Space Safe: Nature, Journeys

Inspired by images and feelings found in nature, this radiant exhibition in our Creative Space brings together paintings and drawings by the Making Space Safe artist collective that share personal stories and experiences. From autumn leaves to bright blue skies, this special show celebrates our shared relationship with the natural world, and nature as a… Continue reading Enter the virtual exhibition – Making Space Safe: Nature, Journeys

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

World Elephant Day – Meet Samson Kambalu’s Elephant Chiefs

On World Elephant Day, we take a closer look at the huge elephants in Samson Kambalu’s exhibition New Liberia, and the symbolism of the elephant mask in Malawian Nyau tradition. As you enter Samson Kambalu’s exhibition New Liberia, you are greeted by two Nyau elephant chiefs. Nyau is the secret society of the Chewa people… Continue reading World Elephant Day – Meet Samson Kambalu’s Elephant Chiefs