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The Box launches Family & Friends: Reynolds at Port Eliot

Family & Friends: Reynolds at Port Eliot is a new, free exhibition that draws on The Box’s extensive collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds paintings – the UK’s single largest public collection of his work outside of London – to explore the enduring connection between the Plymouth-born master painter and the Eliot family of Port Eliot in St Germans, Cornwall.

On view from 24 July - 5...


Plymouth Contemporary 2021

The Arts Institute, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 17:00

A bi-annual exhibition showcasing emerging and established contemporary artists

The Plymouth Contemporary 2021 is an open submission exhibition showcasing both emerging and established artists working nationally and internationally. This, the third Plymouth Contemporary exhibition brought to you by The Arts Institute, The Box and KARST, continues to support new ideas and a risk-taking approach across all art forms with previously featured artists going on to achieve national and international success.

The exhibition will run from 7 July to 5 September 2021 across The...

Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan House to open to the public

Plymouth’s Elizabethan House will reopen on Tuesday 20th July following a major restoration as part of Plymouth’s Mayflower 400 commemorations. The historic property, which dates from the late 1500s, has survived the slum clearances of the early 1900s and the Blitz of World War II. After undergoing vital structural and strengthening works, it’s been reinterpreted as an immersive visitor...

Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions

The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections.

Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.

Through sound, moving image, live events and...

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The Box to receive £211,500 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Box in Plymouth has received a further funding boost to help it deal with the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, thanks to a grant of £211,500 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery...

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box connects with CityFibre for new sponsorship deal

The Box has secured an exclusive sponsorship deal for its digital reminiscence service, ‘The Box on Screen’ with CityFibre, one of Plymouth’s newest companies and the UK’s third largest digital infrastructure builder.

CityFibre will be providing thousands of Plymouth businesses and residents with access to a state-of-the-art full fibre broadband network. It’s already started...

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The Box selects local creatives for LGBT+ micro-commissions

The Box is thrilled to announce that Eric Rickard, Elani Evangelou, Laurie Reynolds and Arth Lawr have been chosen for its ‘My Story’ LGBT+ digital commissions.

The commissions will celebrate the diversity of the city’s LGBT+ community as well as mark the 10th anniversary of the launch of Plymouth’s ‘Pride in Our Past’ project and February’s LGBT+ History Month.


A New Normal’ photography competition winners revealed by The Box

The winners of The Box’s ‘A New Normal: Life Through a Lens’ photography competition have been chosen and presented with their prizes.

The competition ran throughout the summer and entrants were invited to capture submit an image that best captured their experiences of life during lockdown. What does the ‘new normal’ look like?

The quality, quantity and range of topics...

Culture Recovery Fund boost for The Box

Plymouth’s major new museum, gallery and archive has received a welcome boost of £423,000 from Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The Box opened its doors to the public two weeks ago and has received rave reviews and positive feedback ever since, but was originally supposed to open in mid-May.

Although staff and contractors have continued to work hard behind the...

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Ready, set, go! Ticket bookings for The Box go live

The build up to the opening of The Box is in the home straight with ticket bookings due to go live at 10am this Thursday (10 September).

The city’s new museum, gallery and archive opens on 29 September with amazing permanent galleries filled with highlights from Plymouth’s art, human history, natural history, film, photographic and archive collections.

Major commissions by...