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Working as part of CVAN (The Contemporary Visual Arts Network, the De La Warr Pavilion and five other galleries in South East England – Aspex, Modern Art Oxford, Milton Keynes Gallery and Turner Contemporary – are each showcasing the work of recent graduates from their region, selected from College degree shows.

Each gallery puts forward the work of one graduate who will be considered for the Platform Award 2014, a valuable and prestigious award for an emerging artist comprising a £2500 financial award and a year of mentoring from an experienced art professional .

For the De La Warr Pavilion’s Platform show we have chosen two works, both based in performance, but differing widely in their execution and method of presentation.

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Working as part of CVAN (The Contemporary Visual Arts Network, the De La Warr Pavilion and five other galleries in South East England – Aspex, Modern Art Oxford, Milton Keynes Gallery and Turner Contemporary – are each showcasing the work of recent graduates from their region, selected from College degree shows.

Each gallery puts forward the work of one graduate who will be considered for the Platform Award 2014, a valuable and prestigious award for an emerging artist comprising a £2500 financial award and a year of mentoring from an experienced art professional .

For the De La Warr Pavilion’s Platform show we have chosen two works, both based in performance, but differing widely in their execution and method of presentation.

Izabela Brudkiewicz

Working outside the galleries is Fine Art BA graduate performance artist Izabela Brudkiewicz, who presents ‘Not so, after all’.

For seven days, eight hours a day, Brudkiewicz will be on Bexhill seafront, pushing a large ball she has created from layers of blankets, wire, paper and felt. By pushing the ball on a route that moves back and forth along the promenade and circling the Pavilion, she will create an intriguing performance, provoking interest from passers by who will be invited to write down their thoughts on notes that are then added to and become part of the work.

The work will finish when Brudiewicz pushes the ball in to the main foyer of the De La Warr Pavilion at 5pm on the 14th September (during our Dear Serge event (link) , leaving it in position and then walking away…

Brudkiewicz undertakes performances that push herself to the very limits of her physical and mental endurance. Through these actions she explores how the near-endless repetition of pointless and physically demanding tasks, act as a trigger for us to explore concepts of sacrifice, failure and spiritual contemplation.