BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Daniel Owusu wins the prestigious 2016 Platform Graduate Award

Daniel Owusu, 2016.


We are delighted to announce that BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Daniel Owusu has won the prestigious Platform Graduate Award for 2016, and was presented with his award, a £2500 bursary and a year of mentorship from an arts professional, on 7th December at the Turner Contemporary. Having been selected to go forward from the South East regional exhibition at the Turner, Daniel was competing in the final against students from the universities of Northampton, Brighton, Reading and Bournemouth.

“We had another year of excellent graduate work and all those selected this year should be very proud of their achievements,” said Cara Courage, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, South East Manager.

The Platform Graduate Award showcases and mentors the very best of young and emerging artists in the south east. Daniel is the second School of Music and Fine Art student to win this award, with Fine Art graduate Sophie Dixon winning in 2014.

There is an interview with Daniel in the recent issue of Kent Alumni magazine (page 9).


For more info on SMFA’s success in the awards see the following news items:

For details on the 2014 awards, and winner, Sophie Dixon, go to

Sarah Turner talks about her film Public House on BBC Radio 4 on New Year’s Eve

Public House, 2015. Sara Turner


First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 20th November, A Vision on Peckham Rye, in which Sarah Turner, Director of Research in the School of Music and Fine Art, talks about recreating Blake’s ‘Vision of Angels’ for her Grierson award nominated film Public House,  will be repeated on Radio 4 on New Year’s Eve.

The programme also features Dulwich Folk Choir performing music composed for the film by SMFA’s Director of Marketing and Recruitment and Music Lecturer, composer Duncan MacLeod.

The broadcast is available on i-player here:

More info on Public House here