Fine Art graduate selected for Modern Art Oxford’s Platform 2017
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Fine Art graduate Freddie Davies has been chosen to take part in this year’s Platform project by Modern Art Oxford.
Freddie, who graduated from Oxford Brookes University’s School of Art in June, is one of three emerging artists selected to participate in the project – an annual, award designed to nurture new talent from the south east region and support art school graduates through the period between graduation and life as a professional artist.
Freddie’s painted nocturnes reflect the night as a period of isolation and reflection. His quiet, absorbing work provides respite from the noise of everyday life. Continuing his investigations into achieving states of reflection and meditation, Freddie also uses the Japanese craft of Dorodango to create delicate spheres out of soil.
I was incredibly pleased to be selected for the Platform programme – it feels really encouraging to be granted recognition in this transitional period between graduating and defining my career path, and I’m very excited to share my work on a platform as prominent as Modern Art Oxford.Freddie Davies, Fine Art Graduate, Oxford Brookes University
Freddie said: “I was incredibly pleased to be selected for the Platform programme – it feels really encouraging to be granted recognition in this transitional period between graduating and defining my career path, and I’m very excited to share my work on a platform as prominent as Modern Art Oxford.
“It’s been great to meet the other selected artists and I’m grateful to have a chance to develop relations with other artists from other universities. We’re all looking forward to the opportunities Platform 2017 has to offer.”
Two other art school graduates, Nathan Caldecott and Laura Nicholson from Ruskin School of Art at the University of Oxford and the University of Reading respectively, have joined Freddie in presenting their work in a series of solo exhibitions which began in July.
Platform is a partnership between five galleries including Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, MK Gallery in Milton Keynes, Turner Contemporary in Margate and Modern Art Oxford. Each organisation selects graduates from their local universities to participate in the exhibition and award programme.
Modern Art Oxford will nominate one of the artists for the final Platform prize which includes a monetary award and bespoke 12-month programme of professional development.
Freddie’s exhibition will begin on Wednesday 30 August until Sunday 17 September in Modern Art Oxford’s Project Space.
Freddie studied at Oxford Brookes University’s top-ranking School of Arts where Publishing and Fine Art are ranked 3rd and 4th in The Guardian University League Tables 2018. Information about courses in the School of Arts can be found on the website.