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Plymouth-based artist Clare Thornton to present exhibition of new and existing work at Plymouth Arts Centre

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.

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We The People Are The Work: major visual arts extravaganza inspired by Plymouth’s people, heritage and future

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.

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Exhibition premiere of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy’s film trilogy Finding Fanon at Plymouth Arts Centre

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.

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Sinopticon: contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art (review)

Laura White
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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Giving the Outsiders a home. Plymouth Arts Centre exhibition A Life in Art: Monka Kinley

Monika Kinleya: a life in art at Plymouth Arts Centre

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.

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The Pigs of Today are the Hams of Tomorrow, and it all happens in Plymouth as performance and live symposium

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.

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