Architecture and design can have quite an influence on its surroundings – that’s what we’re in this for, after all. Which is why we’re eagerly awaiting the Cabinet exhibition at Plymouth’s Peninsula Arts.
Hacking Antiques, an exhibition by artist Amy Houghton, offers an insight into the life of oft-overlooked female explorer Gertrude Benham. It’s at Plymouth College of Art from Thursday, March 3.
Plymouth artist Steve Clement-Large reviews Kurt Jackson: River exhibition at Plymouth City Museum
I knew I could relate to an artist like Kurt Jackson immediately I saw one of his open sketchbooks on display. A rough pencil sketch of the viaduct over the Tamar at Calstock – annotated ‘after a pint in the Tamar Inn’. Beer and art –good combination.
It is perhaps a little strange that the first image you see in the Encountering Reynolds exhibition at the Peninsula Arts Gallery is not by Joshua Reynolds at all. Reynolds after Raphael, isn’t even a painted picture, but a photograph of a staged reconstruction of Reynolds’s artwork: Caroline, Duchess of Marlborough and her daughter Lady Caroline Spencer, taken by and featuring Victoria Hall in 2006, some 214 years after the artist’s death.