Portsmouth graduate’s artwork chosen to be showcased to millions

Oliver Tubbs, with his image displayed in the background at London Victoria train station
Oliver Tubbs, with his image displayed in the background at London Victoria train station
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A University of Portsmouth art graduate is one of just 20 graduates chosen to have their work showcased to millions as part of a national campaign.

Oliver Tubbs will see his image displayed at major railway stations across the UK, as part of Creative Review magazine’s talent-spotting initiative, which highlights up-and-coming art and design talent from universities and colleges across the country. 

Oliver’s work is called Nexus Pt II (Conditions of Connectivity).

Oliver, who comes from Ryde, said: ‘I’m thrilled to have been chosen to be part of this campaign. It’s really exciting to have my work on display where many thousands of people can see it. It’s a huge honour and great boost so early on in my career.’ 

Each of Oliver’s images will be captioned with his name and place of study – The University of Portsmouth.

Oliver’s image can be seen on large screens at main railway stations, including all the London stations and in Brighton until Sunday.

It will also be displayed at numerous other railway stations nationwide, from Manchester to Birmingham and Cardiff.

The campaign by Creative Review magazine, in association with Creative Translation, is being shown on screens which are part of the digital network run by an outdoor advertising company.

Patrick Burgoyne, Editor of Creative Review, said: ‘Supporting emerging talent is one of the most important things we do at Creative Review.

‘Each year we seek out the brightest young stars at degree shows up and down the country in our talent-spotting section.

‘We’re delighted to be able to bring the best graduate work to an even wider audience this year thanks to our partnership with Creative Translation and JCDecaux.’ 

Russell Gower, Creative Content Director at JCDecaux, said: ‘This inspirational showcase will put the work of new design talent in front of an audience of millions celebrating the next generation of artists.

‘We are delighted to bring Creative Review’s Talent Spotting initiative to our screens.’