Discover Plymouth's artists and their work at the Council House

Authored by JenniferJ
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 10:18

The public can discover Plymouth’s talented artists and their fantastic work in a series of talks and presentations starting today (Thursday 13 June).

The events provide an opportunity to hear from practising artists who have work on display at the Council House.

The exhibition and talks are part of a new scheme designed to demonstrate the breadth of contemporary visual art being produced in the city and also the Council’s commitment to supporting the creative industries as part of Plymouth’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.

The talks begin with Art Bites in the Council House foyer:

  • Eddie Fordham, Thursday 13 June, 1pm to 1.30pm

Eddie Fordham gives an informal talk about his work.

  • Councillor Chris Penberthy, Thursday 4 July, 1pm to 1.30pm

Councillor Penberthy, who has supported the Council House Open Art Display with a Community Grant gives an informal tour of the display.

There are also a series of talks in the Council Chamber.

  • Paul Acraman and Steve Clement-Large, Monday 17 June, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

The artists each give an illustrated presentation about their work, followed by a Q&A session.

  • Martin Bush, Wednesday 3 July, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Martin Bush talks about his work, followed by a Q&A session.

  • Richard Allman and Rob Burton, Wednesday 10 July, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

The artists each give an illustrated presentation, followed by a Q&A session.

Councillor Chris Penberthy, Cabinet member for Co-operatives and Community Development said: “I’m delighted that so many people are interested in this new programme. We want to raise the profile of Plymouth artists and it is a wonderful opportunity for us to work co-operatively with them. The talks are a great way for people to meet our artists and find out more about their creative work.”

The talks are free but must be booked in advance by calling Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery on 01752 304774.