Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art Thursday 29 March to Wednesday 30 May 2018
Internationally-renowned and award-winning British painter Rose Wylie will be the subject of ‘History Painting’, a new multi-site exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre and The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, featuring a cycle of new work about the Mayflower voyage, created for this exhibition between 2015 and 2017.
Looe Street Detectives Sara Bowler Friday 2 February – Saturday 17 March Private View: Thursday 1 February, 6-8pm. Sara Bowler will be in conversation with Plymouth Arts Centre’s Artistic Director Ben Borthwick at 7pm
Plymouth Arts Centre has announced a new exhibition by interdisciplinary artist and educator Clare Thornton. This will be the first solo exhibition in Plymouth for PAC Home associate artist Clare, who has shown her work extensively across the UK and abroad.
We The People Are The Work is a major visual arts project in Plymouth that will explore ideas of power, protest and the public. Presented by Plymouth Visual Arts Programming Group and curated by Simon Morrissey, director of Foreground, the project will bring six internationally acclaimed artists from the UK, Canada, France and Mexico to Plymouth to create new artworks inspired by the city’s rich heritage, its people, and their aspirations for the future.
Plymouth Arts Centre is holding the exhibition premiere of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s film trilogy Finding Fanon (2015-17). Recently shown as a one off screening at Tate Modern, the trilogy is a moving and multi-layered exploration of race, identity and globalisation.
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.
In 1945 French painter Jean Dubuffet said: “Art does not lie down on the bed that is made for it. It runs away as soon as one says its name: it loves to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called.” So it’s probably just as well he gave it a name, L’Art Brut. The concept was developed with Outsider Art, which is where the latest exhibition at Plymouth Arts Centre comes in.
In January, Plymouth Arts Centre and Marina Abramović will present six new live performances, based on ‘the preservation of performance art’, which will set the premise for the Marina’s institute – the Institute for Preservation of Performance Art.
The U:1 Studio artists in Plymouth are holding a Canapes and Fancy Garb event as A Collaborative Performance on What We Love and hate About the Art World! on Friday, December 11, at Plymouth Arts Centre between 6pm and 10pm.