PLATFORM 2012

Gordon Bon, Hannah Clark, Blanche Crossley, Sam Laughlin, Tom Maryniak & Holly McLean, Richie Moment, Pietro Motisi, Katie O’Brien, Trevor H Smith, Josephine Sowden
Opening: Friday 20 July 2012, 7 – 9pm, Artists in discussion 6 – 7pm
Including live work by Hannah Clark and Maryniak & McLean
Continues: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 July, 12 – 5pm
Bristol Diving School, Albion Dockside Estate, Hanover Place, Bristol, BS1 6TZ
A group exhibition curated by Hand in Glove showcasing artwork from a selection of 2012 graduates from University of the West of England, Bristol, Bath Spa University and University of Wales, Newport.
PLATFORM 2012 is the third incarnation of an ongoing and developing initiative which aims to create an interesting associative group exhibition; provide support for emerging artists at a crucial time in their career and facilitate bringing together artist networks.
When working on our final selection for 2012, Hand in Glove were excited by the potential for visual and thematic connections between this group of artists’ work. A range of ideas are considered and processed: language and voice; layering and mapping; aspiration vs self deprication; past, present and future. We present you with a battle of egos and a space to observe, scrutinise and advance.