In a ceremony held at Theatre Royal Plymouth, 300 students graduated from Plymouth College of Art, with a range of creative degrees at BA (Hons), Foundation and Masters levels, including Animation, Photography, Graphic Design, Fashion Media & Marketing, and Ceramics.
This September, graduates from Plymouth College of Art will be kickstarting their creative careers by showcasing their work at the internationally renowned London Design Fair, 21 to 24 September 2017, at Stand K11 in The Old Truman Brewery.
Nearly 50 new students, from ages 18 to 60 and over, from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Extended Degree course visited Looe beach to work together creating sand sculptures as part of an annual competition during their induction to the college.
Palace Studios, Plymouth College of Art’s new dedicated building for Foundation Diploma in Art & Design students, is due to open August 2017 on Buckwell Street in the heart of Plymouth’s city centre, adjacent to the planned British Land-owned Bretonside multiplex and cinema redevelopment and on the same street as the college’s new Palace Court campus, which was shortlisted for Building of the Year Award last year by The Building Forum for Devon and Cornwall.
The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art will host international artist Noam Toran’s solo exhibition The Jungle, the first in a series of immersive works drawing from the traditions of political theatre and performing arts from the first half of the 20th century.
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.
17-year-old Rose Lovegrove, a first year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production student at Plymouth College of Art, has won the South West regional final of the UK’s tenth national ARTiculation public speaking competition for her presentation based on the work of surrealist filmmaker Švankmajer.
As part of The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art’s South West Showcase, artist Oliver Sutherland is presenting ‘And Then…’, a solo exhibition of moving image artworks situated within real-time simulations. The exhibition, which explores possibilities for agency in digital production and the anxieties that spawn from submerging a body within technology, runs until Wednesday 15 February.
Between 21 January and 19 March 2017 a selection of students, staff and alumni from Plymouth College of Art will exhibit in ‘Plymouth in Practice’, two new exhibitions at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, showcasing the rich and creative ceramic practice exemplified by the college.
As part of The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art’s South West Showcase, artist Oliver Sutherland will present a solo exhibition of moving image artworks situated within real-time simulations, opening with a free public launch from 5pm until 7pm on Wednesday 11 January 2017. Booking is not required and the free launch is open to all.
Following the overwhelming popularity of this year’s Graduate Shows, The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art has selected some of the most exciting graduating students from across the college to create B.O.S.S, the Best Of Summer Show exhibition. B.O.S.S. collects works that demonstrate excellence, innovation and the ambitions of their creators, and is free and open to members of the public until Wednesday 24 August 2016.
Last month 19-year-old Carmen Kirkby, from Plymouth, and 21-year-old Anaya Harrup, from Surrey, both of whom recently graduated with Foundation Diplomas in Art and Design from Plymouth College of Art, were selected out of hundreds of international young artists to exhibit at one of the world’s leading art institutions, Tate Modern, in London.
Plymouth College of Art’s end of year showcase, which runs from Saturday 11 June toFriday 24 June 2016, sees the college transform from a vibrant workshop and studio complex into a dynamic, public showcase for new work in art, craft, design and digital media.
Opening the Sculpture season in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, good things come… is a new exhibition curated by Liverpool-based artist and curator Kevin Hunt, in collaboration with The Gallery’s exhibitions manager, Hannah Jones. Bringing together over 35 sculptural works by 17 artists, the exhibition tackles the themes of time and scale implied by the dual readings of the titular phrase.
The Red House, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and home to Plymouth School of Creative Arts, has been shortlisted in the final six for the prestigious international Architects’ Journal AJ100 Building of the Year award, the authoritative study of business of architecture, alongside buildings such as Buenos Aires Ciudad Casa de Gobierno, the offices of the President of Argentina.