Resolve 2021 Winner – Oliver Charles

We are delighted to announce that the overall winner of the RESOLVE 2021 Graduate Showcase is Oliver Charles.

We like to congratulate our overall Winner, Oliver Charles, who’s project allowed our minds to run wild during what is a noisy and distracting time in the world.

“MOAT looks at the relationships between people, place and objects. Starting from my Grandad giving me a collection of his own personal archive, I became fascinated with the transparencies and prints that I found. I was seeing my family as I’d never seen them before. It reminded me of being a child and discovering family photo albums for the first time. I reflected on my own relationships with the people in the photographs, which was mainly my Grandad and Mum. It’s a formative place for us all, with each of us having different relationships and experiences. I wanted to find ways in which I could construct depictions of memories and associations with people, place and objects. The idea of ‘constructing’ photographs became key to me, my Grandad would build so many physical things and this is my attempt to respond to that. I find myself present in this project with my own personal projections being casted onto the photographs I make.”

You can view the project in the gallery below:



“Due to the ongoing global pandemic, students across the country have had to once again adapt to a world without degree shows or public events. As recent graduates, we know how frustrating and difficult it is to get your work seen by people within your relevant industries and by relevant organisations, which is why this year we are delighted to once again offer an online graduate showcase and offer you the opportunity to have your work shared on our platforms, as well as be in for the chance to win some prizes.”

All of our shortlisted artists will have their work shared on the Collective website and Instagram over the next few weeks. If you were not selected this time, do not feel hard done by! The quality of submissions was at such a high standard, we had to make tough decisions and simply could not pick everyone.

We look forward to bringing you news about our next physical exhibition and more opportunities in 2021!

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