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A showroom for tomorrow: artist Joan Stack on the marketing of reality and her work at Plymouth Contemporary

Joan Stack is an Edinburgh-based who’s strayed into the new possibilities of 3-d paint sculptures. Influenced by the prevalence of retail culture, her work ‘and you are like no other’ will be on show at the Plymouth Contemporary. We caught up with her to find out more about how she questions reality

AC: Which of your work is on display at the Plymouth Contemporary?

JS: I will be exhibiting a sculptural installation entitled ‘and you are like no other’. It is comprised of multiple steel baskets, with constructed fake plant-like shapes inside. Continue reading A showroom for tomorrow: artist Joan Stack on the marketing of reality and her work at Plymouth Contemporary

Kieran Naish wins first Lynn Painter-Stainers’ People’s Prize

22-year-old Kieran Naish from Beckenham, Kent has won the first People’s Prize offered as part of the prestigious Lynn Painter-Stainers national art competition. He wins £2,000 for his oil painting, View from Tate Modern (see above).

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Plymouth College of Art invests in city centre home for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students

Palace Studios, Plymouth College of Art’s new dedicated building for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students, is due to open August 2017 on Buckwell Street in the heart of Plymouth’s city centre, adjacent to the planned British Land-owned Bretonside multiplex and cinema redevelopment and on the same street as the college’s new Palace Court campus, which was shortlisted for Building of the Year Award last year by The Building Forum for Devon and Cornwall.

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Dehumanising labour practices and working class struggles in Noam Toran’s new exhibition for The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art

The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art will host international artist Noam Toran’s solo exhibition The Jungle, the first in a series of immersive works drawing from the traditions of political theatre and performing arts from the first half of the 20th century.

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National Memory Day dementia writing competition shortlist announced

National Memory Day writing competition shortlist announced
Thursday 18th May will mark National Memory Day, part of Dementia Awareness Week and a celebration of the power of the written and spoken word for those with and affected by dementia.

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Conversations colouring in a mushroom cloud: The Age of Panic and the optimism of Marcus Lanyon

Conversations while colouring in a mushroom cloud is not something you’d usually find yourself discussing, but artist Marcus Lanyon is describing a colouring-in workshop that’s part of his Age of Panic exhibition at the White Moose Gallery, Barnstaple.

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