Budding artists from across the Plymouth area are being challenged to get creative as part of a new bi-annual competition being staged in the city.
A film exploring the darker histories of the River Tamar which was commissioned as part of a major festival in 2014 has been acquired by the Arts Council Collection to mark its 70th anniversary.
Based on the award-winning novel by Ágota Kristóf and set during WW2, The Notebook tells the story of a pair of twin brothers evacuated to their impoverished grandmother’s farm in order to shelter from the conflict.
Without soil there would be no life. Healthy soils are not only essential for the production of our food, timber and fibres but are a vital part of our global eco-system, filtering our water and acting as a carbon sink to reduce the impact of climate change. That’s why the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) commissioned 13 artists to explore it for the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015.
A rainbow of rare designer pieces, ‘toxic’ colours and secret dye recipes are set to be revealed as the National Trust delves into its wardrobe of over 20,000 pieces from Killerton’s fashion collection.
A new installation at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) by artist Rod Dickson combines live data from www.legislation.gov.uk with a Victorian police truncheon from RAMM’s collection.
Plymouth College of Art has appointed Jamie Billing as Programme Leader for its new BA (Hons) Design programme. Jamie, who was born in Cornwall and now lives in Saltash, has worked as a consultant in product design, graphics, branding and new media for clients such as The British Museum and Nestlé, was previously Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Nottingham Trent University and graduated from MA Industrial Design at Central St Martins in 2001.