What do you look for in a postcard? You’ll probably be after clear skies, azure seas and spectacular scenery to make those work colleagues green with jealousy. Abandoned houses and the sight of a plane crash would probably not be your first choice
As part of The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow in January 2010, Plymouth hosted a Complaints Choir. Heather Smith went behind the scenes
Well, you wouldn’t believe the trouble I had getting to Plymouth Arts Centre. First it started to tip down just as I left the house and then my umbrella, (that I’d only bought two weeks ago), broke and then the driver grunted at me when I said that I had nothing smaller….
Amongst Others by Jeremy Millar, currently showing at the Plymouth Arts Centre, is an investigation into how magic and ritual influence culture and art-making.
Look and definitely touch is the theme of the exhibition Tall Stories, currently running at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey. Based in a bright, whitewashed room within the old mill building, visitors are encouraged to play (carefully!) with the collection of automata and kinetic sculptures and discover the stories they have to tell.
It is perhaps a little strange that the first image you see in the Encountering Reynolds exhibition at the Peninsula Arts Gallery is not by Joshua Reynolds at all. Reynolds after Raphael, isn’t even a painted picture, but a photograph of a staged reconstruction of Reynolds’s artwork: Caroline, Duchess of Marlborough and her daughter Lady Caroline Spencer, taken by and featuring Victoria Hall in 2006, some 214 years after the artist’s death.
Peninsula Arts is currently hosting Mind Games, an exhibition by Canadian artist Ken Giles at the Cube 3 Gallery.
For the first time in the UK the work of four of Romania’s leading artists can be seen at Plymouth University. The show, presented in conjunction with the Romanian Cultural Institute, is part of a month-long Romanian festival at the university and showcases the work of Anca Boeriu, Florica Prevenda, Alexandru Radvan and Florin Stoiciu.