Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Jo Sowden in the Catlin Guide

This is big! Congratulations, Jo!
Photographic Art graduate Josephine Sowden has been named as one of the top 40 artists in the UK to watch out for in 2013. 
The Catlin Guide is an introduction to 40 of the most exciting new artists across the country, selected from a nationwide survey by curator Justin Hammond. Now in its fourth year, the book is regarded as an essential reference for followers of contemporary art and the only publication to provide an authoritative overview of new art in the UK. 
Each artist profile details future exhibitions, projects and aspirations for the coming year. The selection of artists for the Catlin Guide is made from both postgraduate and graduate degree candidates from across the UK. 
Josephine was nominated for the impressive accolade by notable Welsh artist Peter Finnemore, curator of the Graduate exhibition at Wales Millennium Centre earlier this year.
Since graduating in September this year, Josephine’s work has been exhibited in Platform 2012, Graduate 2012 and Videoholica festival in Bulgaria. 
She has also been commissioned by Hand in Glove, an organisation which provides a platform for emerging artists to show their work, to produce a solo exhibition at Motorcade/Flashparade in Bristol in January. 
The Catlin Guide will be launched at the London Art Fair 2013 on 16th January, alongside work by a selection of the featured artists, with a limited number of free copies given away to visitors to The Catlin Guide stand on each day of the fair.

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