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Two SMFA Fine Art students in first stage of 2017 Platform Awards

4 October 2017

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Picture: Luiza Jordan, Degree Show by Jason Dodd, University of Kent.

The School of Music and Fine Art again has two Fine Art graduates through to the first stage of the Platform graduate award exhibition at the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.

This year, Luiza Jordan and Tayler Goatier have been selected and their work is being exhibited at the Turner until Sunday 5 November.

The winners of the first round going through to the final will be announced at a special event on Tuesday 24th October at the Gallery. In the five-year existence of the Platform Graduate Award, fine art students from SMFA have won the final award twice, in 2015 and 2017.  The award includes all the major fine art art degree courses in the South East of England outside London. This is a spectacular achievement!

Luiza Jordan works with space and architecture and explores the uses of material in relation to gender. Large immersive clusters of material evolve in raw, organic processes as her interventions attempt to find hidden connections between materials, spaces, buildings and architecture. By using places of transition, and situating her work in spaces with industrial and institutional sensibilities, she injects a sense of new, feminine, unbound and constantly mutating life. You can follow Luiza on Instagram here and see her portfolio on her website.

Tayler Goatier works primarily in sculpture and installation. Being diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones Disease) at the age of 1, Goatier spent the majority of her childhood in hospital making art. Her current practice explores disability. Using herself as her main source of research, she explains the physicality of her condition by using meringues as a metaphor for her fragility and constant reconstruction to her own skeleton. She is also a food blogger. Recent exhibitions include Reverberate, The University of Kent, 2017 and WE ARE HUMAN-ISH, Canterbury, 2017.

For further information see the Turner Contemporary webpages.


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