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Success for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery in Arts Council England capital grant programme

Plymouth has taken a major step towards securing over £4 million in capital investment from Arts Council England for a world class exhibition space in the new History Centre.

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National Gallery and Art Fun Curatorial Traineeship Programme continues to foster new talent

The National Gallery and the Art Fund have announced that Ferens Art Gallery, Hull and Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland are the latest organisations set to benefit from two new fully funded curatorial traineeships.

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Step into the future for a run to Mars with Citizen Mars

Citizen Mars follows five hopefuls as they look to the future that could see them become the first colonists on Mars.

It’s all seems very sci fi, but the people are very real with their own story to tell about what’s compelling them to reach for the stars.

The five characters are Sue Ann from Los Angeles; Mido from Cairo; Adriana from Cape Town; Shradha from Coimbatore, India; Pietro from Trieste, Italy.

The project is being organised by the Netherlands-based not-for-profit Mars One group, who aims to have the first humans set foot on Mars in 2023.

Watch the film, and revel in the humanity of those looking to space.

Echo – Students from Plymouth College of Art curate their first public art exhibition

ECHO curating students (left to right) - Frances Phillips, Joanne Tyler, Fern Robinson, Sarah-Jane Rossi and Sybella Buttress
ECHO curating students (left to right) – Frances Phillips, Joanne Tyler, Fern Robinson, Sarah-Jane Rossi and Sybella Buttress

Eight third year BA (Hons) Contemporary Crafts students from Plymouth College of Art have worked together to curate Echo, a public exhibition of work from the Crafts Council Collection, in The Gallery at the college.

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Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt share Exeter Contemporary Open award

LonelySkeleton In The Rain by Jack Burton, Black Fonda by Paul Merrick and StripeySocks by Tom Pitt
LonelySkeleton In The Rain by Jack Burton, Black Fonda by Paul Merrick and StripeySocks by Tom Pitt

Three artists, Jack Burton, Paul Merrick and Tom Pitt announced as joint recipients of the prestigious Overall award for Exeter Contemporary Open 2015 at Exeter Phoenix. In a break from tradition each artist will receive a £500 prize.

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Spacex kickstarter aims for artist residencies and public events

Spacex, Exeter’s acclaimed contemporary visual art organisation, is at a challenging yet exciting point in its 40 year history. After temporary closure in response to funding cuts, the organisation has transformed the way it works. In place of being a gallery with a rolling programme of exhibitions Spacex now produces projects in collaboration with a wide range of partners.

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East Midlands team wins bid for region’s first major art show at Venice Biennale

A first of its kind project to showcase East Midlands artists at one of the world’s most prestigious exhibitions is expected to inspire a new generation of practitioners, curators and art-lovers.

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The birth of the modern selfie? Early Renaissance research reveals inspiration and lasting influence of images-within-images

The 750-year-old artistic practice which may in part have inspired the modern selfie has been laid bare in research by a Plymouth University academic.

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