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Thelma Hulbert Gallery Highly Commended for its contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival

The Thelma Hulbert Gallery has been Highly Commended for its contribution to the 2015 Get Creative Family Arts Festival, with its event Harrison’s Garden Halloween Spectacular.

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Newly identified earliest known portrait of Francis Drake on display for first time at his Buckland Abbey home

Visitors to Sir Francis Drake’s former home Buckland Abbey in Devon can now see a newly identified portrait of the Elizabethan seafarer on public display for the first time.

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Jamie Billing joins Plymouth College of Art

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.

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The forests are open for ideas: The second edition of major commissioning initiative Jerwood Open Forest

Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Forestry Commission England announce the second edition of Jerwood Open Forest, an exceptional opportunity for visual artists to propose ideas for a major new £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England’s Public Forest Estate, supported by Arts Council England.

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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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