Now in its third year, Platform is a dedicated opportunity for artists at the outset of their career to make and present new work in the festival programme.
In collaboration with artists Jacqueline Donachie and Graham Fagen, both of whom have previously made new work for the Festival commissions programme, Edinburgh Art Festival (EFA) selected four artists’ practices from a competitive open call, accessible to artists working across Scotland.
The selected practitioners reflect a wide range of different approaches to art making, from performance, filmmaking, photography, and work with archives, to sound installation and sculpture. The resulting exhibition offers audiences an opportunity to experience the breadth and vitality of contemporary art practice in Scotland.
In 2017 Platform will be held at a new festival venue, the Fire Station, Lauriston Place. Originally a Victorian fire station and run as the Fire Museum in recent years, it has been acquired by the University of Edinburgh for the expansion of Edinburgh College of Art.
Supported by the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund, Creative Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art.