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New animation explores Plymouth City Centre's Heritage

When it comes to architecture not many of us know our Post Modern from our Beaux Arts, so understanding the different architectural styles that make up a city can be confusing – but thanks to a new animated film, Plymouth residents can learn much more about the heritage right under their feet.

‘Plymouth – City of the Future’ has been produced by animator Robin Holland at Saltash-...

New public sculpture by Camille Walala comes to The Box

Plymouth’s highly acclaimed new museum, art gallery and archive is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of The Box’s summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring its newly created public square, Tavistock...

The Box shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

The Box has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today.

Charity Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family-friendly heritage sites in the UK. It’s the only museum award to be judged by families.

From April to June, families across the UK voted for their favourite...

The Box’s Christmas dinner fundraiser creates a lasting legacy

A festive fundraising campaign led by The Box and Nat Tallents, the Executive Chef for its Kitchen & Bar is still giving – more than six months after the closing date.

The ‘Christmas in a Box’ campaign took place in late 2020 and saw The Box Kitchen & Bar create 2,500 recipe boxes for a family of four filled with fresh ingredients. The boxes were then delivered by a huge team...

New public sculpture by Camille Walala comes to The Box

Plymouth’s highly acclaimed new museum, art gallery and archive is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of The Box’s summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring its newly created public square, Tavistock...

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...

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Plymouth Contemporary 2021

Venue: 
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
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A biennial 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...

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