PLATFORM24: Early Career Artist Award

City Art Centre

Now in its tenth year, this annual group exhibition is designed to provide a dedicated platform for early-career artists based in Scotland and working in the field of contemporary art within EAF’s programme. This year’s Platform artists will respond to the themes of the EAF24 programme, centering intimacy, material memory, protest, and persecution.

Alaya Ang, Unravelled Gathering, Mimosa House. Photo: Andy Stagg.

Alaya Ang is a multi-disciplinary artist who seeks to tackle the multiple material and symbolic fractures produced by colonialism and capitalism, beginning from their own experience and proximate environments.

Edward Gwyn Jones, TWISTED PAIR, 2023.

Edward Gwyn Jones works with moving image, text and printmaking. He appropriates and reframes seductive and latent artefacts in order to understand and complicate persistent social, technological and personal histories.

Tamara MacArthur, Wished On The Moon For More Than I Ever Knew, 2022. Installation and performance. Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon. Photo: Bruno Lopes.

Tamara MacArthur uses installation and durational performance to explore longing, futility and the boundaries of intimacy. Their glittering installations are constructed for a moment of emotional intimacy between the viewer and themself.

Kialy Tihngang, For Those In Peril On The Sea (frame at 4m45s), 2023.

Kialy Tihngang works in sculpture, video, textiles, animation and photomontage, typically involving elaborate sets, costumes, graphics, props, and collaborations with performers and musicians.

Selectors for the exhibition are Amal Khalaf, Director of Programmes at Cubitt and Civic Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London and Eliel Jones, Curator of Performance and Time-based Media at KANAL; alongside EAF Curator Eleanor Edmondson.

Care considerations: The works will speak openly about racism, colonialism, and sex work, and include imagery of implied violence, and optional audience participation with physical contact.

Find out more about the PLATFORM24 Closing Event.

Platform: Early Career Artist Award 2024 is supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, Scottish Government, City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland, Cruden Foundation and The Fenton Arts Trust.

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Header image credit: Alaya Ang, Unravelled Gathering, Mimosa House. Photo: Andy Stagg.

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