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Kate Howard selected for the Goldsmiths MFA Award 2018/19

07.08.2018

Kate Howard has been selected for the Goldsmiths MFA Award from a shortlist of six by a panel including the curator Natasha Hoare (Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art) and the artist David Batchelor.

The other shortlisted artists were Victor Brietensky, Paul Chapelier, Javier Chozas, Rosa Doornebal, and Anna Mikola.

As part of the Acme Graduate Programme, the award offers one final-year MFA student from Goldsmiths College a studio for one year, bursary of £7,000, mentoring from visiting artists and curators, and the chance to work with a gallery towards a public exhibition or project. The programme aims to intervene at a critical moment to support early-career artists in the transition from art school to professional practice.

Speaking about Kate’s selection, David Batchelor said, "‘The panel was particularly taken by Kate’s use of bold and sometimes very large three-dimensional elements, her engagement with the history of sculptural form, and her thoughtful inquiry into aspects of sexuality and gender fluidity”.

The selection panel comprised of the artist and visiting lecturer David Batchelor, Natasha Hoare (Curator, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art) and Charlie Coffey (Residencies & Awards Manager, Acme).  

The Goldsmiths MFA Award is a partnership between Acme, Goldsmiths College and Jane Hamlyn. 

Since 1972, Acme has provided affordable homes, studio space, residencies and awards to fine artists. By providing the space, time, finance and opportunity we aim to promote the development of art and artists’ careers.

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