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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Plymouth Arts Centre are offering up their response to the British Art Show 7’s entry to and departure from the city with their Then There Was Sky… exhibition.