Category Archives: Plymouth

Handmade glass and ceramic artwork inspired by nature: Emerging Natural Beauty in Ocean Studios, Plymouth

Three BA (Hons) Ceramics & Glass students from Plymouth College of Art have collaborated to create Emerging Natural Beauty, an exhibition of handmade glass and ceramic artwork inspired by nature, which will take place at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, from 12 April to 15 April 2017.

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Watch out for a wolf in a sheep’s coat plus precise felt wildlife in 45 Southside’s Creatures 2017 exhibition

At one time or another we have all had our hearts touched by furry or feathered friends. And so have those talented artists connected to Plymouth 45 Southside Gallery in the city’s Barbican.

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Plymouth inspires Stuart Robinson’s new exhibition – ‘Promontory’

For the second part of The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art’s South West Showcase, artist Stuart Robinson has created ‘Promontory’, an exhibition of sculptural installations utilising ideas and themes including signage, props, scale and model-making. Continue reading Plymouth inspires Stuart Robinson’s new exhibition – ‘Promontory’

Plymouth School of Creative Arts shortlisted for RIBA architectural award

The Red House, home to Plymouth School of Creative Arts, has been shortlisted for a prestigious RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) South West regional award. For over 50 years the RIBA awards have championed the best architecture in the UK and around the world.

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An epitaph to an era of greed and excess: Martin Parr’s Luxury at The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art

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Luxury: Martin Parr

The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art has a series of photographs by Martin Parr showing the different ways in which people display their wealth.

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We Bought a Zoo inspires artwork at Plymouth College of Art’s Summer Show

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Emma Davis was inspired by We Bought a Zoo to create her cress infused chair at Plymouth College of Art

An artwork on display at Plymouth College of Art’s Summer Show was inspired by the book We Bought a Zoo, by Devon’s Benjamin Mee.

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Student and professional artists exhibit in Signposts exhibition in Plymouth

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Signposts exhibition at Plymouth University’s Cube 3 Gallery

A level art students from Plymouth’s Devonport High School for Girls will show their work in a professional exhibition at the University of Plymouth. They are exhibiting alongside 12 local professional artists, including international photographer Eliot Siegel, trend-setting jewellery designer Nicola Hurst and abstract painter Teresa Wicksteed.

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Tate backs bid to open a school for creative innovation in Plymouth

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Plans to create school for creative arts winning support

The Tate added its weight to the growing body of support behind Plymouth College of Art’s bid to establish Plymouth School of Creative Arts, a mainstream city centre 4–16 through-school that places creativity and creative arts practice at the very heart of the curriculum and of the wider pupil experience.

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Sinopticon: contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art (review)

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Laura White at Sinopticon in Plymouth

There was a giddy sense of occasion as our party of seven academics in search of culture and free drinks entered the atrium of the Plymouth City Museum. We arrived as the opening speeches were progressing and huddled under the Chinese flag dresses, trying not to giggle too overtly as we were jostled intermittently by a large robot triffid.

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RedBall rolls into Torbay to start its first tour of the UK – dates announced

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RedBall, here seen in Chicago, is coming to the UK

Who can fail but be inspired by a big RedBall? The RedBall, which rolls into Torbay on Saturday, June 2, has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.

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British Illustration’s past, present and future set to merge at Plymouth College of Art

Images 35 Annual Cover
Images 35 Annual Cover

Over the coming weeks Plymouth College of Art will become a hive of illustrating activity, starting on Monday March 5 when The Gallery will begin hosting the longest-running illustration exhibition in the UK Images 35: Best of Illustration 2011, organised by the Association of Illustrators.

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Plymouth art students open pop-up photography studio in the city centre

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Plymouth College of Art photography students prepare for city centre studio

Photography students from Plymouth College of Art are inviting members of the public to come in for a free photo shoot at their pop-up photography studio in the college’s city centre shop, One Zero Nine on Cornwall Street.

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Sights of Antarctica revealed in Plymouth exhibition

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Landscapes of Exploration at the Peninsula Arts Gallery

Landscapes of Exploration is being held in the Peninsula Arts Gallery – within the University’s Roland Levinsky Building – and draws together for the first time the works of 10 visual artists, one musician and three writers who undertook residencies in the Antarctic between 2001 and 2009.

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Tart Cards: oh so appealing, at Plymouth’s Viewpoint gallery

Tart Card

The history and the graphic power of the Tart Card – the piece of paper stuck in phone booths to advertise certain ‘services’ – is explored in the titularly titled Tart Cards exhibition at Plymouth College of Art’s Viewpoint gallery.

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