THE talents of a fine art graduate will form part of a new project at Modern Art Oxford.

Elizabeth Holmes, who has recently graduated from the school of arts at Oxford Brookes University, will be one of three artists hosting solo exhibitions in the gallery's Project Space.

Her exhibition, entitled Manufacture, uses her own body to illustrate the pressure put upon women to adhere to the modern day image of femininity.

She said: "I was honoured and surprised to be chosen to partake in the Platform Award as a result of the work I exhibited in my degree show.

"The opportunity to exhibit my work to a wider audience is a fantastic chance to introduce a range of people to a problem that is so defining the lives of girls of my generation.

"I can't wait to see what the other two artists produce and am looking forward to being a part of this stage of the award and all that comes with that."

Through her photography, Miss Holmes models pieces of clothing made and designed by herself, which aim to perfect the shape of the female form.

The project is a partnership between five galleries from across the South East Region, where each organisation selects graduates from their local universities to participate in the exhibition.

In September, Modern Art Oxford will nominate one of the artists for the shortlist for the final Platform prize, which includes a 12-month programme of professional development.

Miss Holmes' exhibition began yesterday and will run until Sunday, August 14.

For more information visit: modernartoxford.org.uk