Two BA Fine Art graduates have been selected for a prestigious award that showcases the finest emerging visual artists in the South East region

Rachel Mortlock and Carol Abell will now have their degree work exhibited at the Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth after being chosen for the Platform Graduate Award 2018 run by CVAN South East.

A total of thirty-three graduates picked from 17 universities will have their work shown at five galleries, with one artist from each gallery being nominated for the award.

The exhibitions will run from September until January next year and the overall winning artist will be announced on 17 November by guest selector, artist Harold Offeh.

Speaking about her good news, Rachel said: “I am thrilled to have been selected for this year’s Platform Graduate Award 2018.

“Having recently graduated from AUB, starting a career as an artist is very daunting and knowing where to begin is difficult. Therefore, having been chosen to exhibit my work outside of the university is a great opportunity to showcase my work to a broader audience.”