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Success for Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery in Arts Council England capital grant programme

Plymouth has taken a major step towards securing over £4 million in capital investment from Arts Council England for a world class exhibition space in the new History Centre.

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Science and music combine in style for the 2015 Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival

A biocomputer that can play the piano and an audio-visual representation of Motor Neurone Disease will be among the highlights of the 10th annual Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival.

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An epitaph to an era of greed and excess: Martin Parr’s Luxury at The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art

Martin Parr
Luxury: Martin Parr

The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art has a series of photographs by Martin Parr showing the different ways in which people display their wealth.

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We Bought a Zoo inspires artwork at Plymouth College of Art’s Summer Show

Emma Davis
Emma Davis was inspired by We Bought a Zoo to create her cress infused chair at Plymouth College of Art

An artwork on display at Plymouth College of Art’s Summer Show was inspired by the book We Bought a Zoo, by Devon’s Benjamin Mee.

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Student and professional artists exhibit in Signposts exhibition in Plymouth

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Signposts exhibition at Plymouth University’s Cube 3 Gallery

A level art students from Plymouth’s Devonport High School for Girls will show their work in a professional exhibition at the University of Plymouth. They are exhibiting alongside 12 local professional artists, including international photographer Eliot Siegel, trend-setting jewellery designer Nicola Hurst and abstract painter Teresa Wicksteed.

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Sites announced for RedBall tour in Torbay, Plymouth, Exeter, Weymouth & Portland and London

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Kurt Perschke's Redball will tour the South West

This summer, New York artist Kurt Perschke is bringing his celebrated art project, the 15 foot inflatable RedBall to the UK. Co-produced by Torbay Council and The Dartington Hall Trust, it arrives on the streets of the English Riviera in Torbay in June.

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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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RedBall rolls into Torbay to start its first tour of the UK – dates announced

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RedBall, here seen in Chicago, is coming to the UK

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.

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Fashion students go to the races – in an outfit of old crisp packets

Plymouth fashion student Jess Dyer models the stylish Burts Chips fascinator
Crunch time: Plymouth fashion student Jess Dyer models the stylish Burts Chips fascinator

Plymouth College of Art fashion students have been exploring a way of recycling old crisp packets – by creating an outfit out of them to take to the races.

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British Illustration’s past, present and future set to merge at Plymouth College of Art

Images 35 Annual Cover
Images 35 Annual Cover

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.

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Plymouth art students open pop-up photography studio in the city centre

Plymouth College of Art photography students
Plymouth College of Art photography students prepare for city centre studio

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.

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Tart Cards: oh so appealing, at Plymouth’s Viewpoint gallery

Tart Card

The history and the graphic power of the Tart Card – the piece of paper stuck in phone booths to advertise certain ‘services’ – is explored in the titularly titled Tart Cards exhibition at Plymouth College of Art’s Viewpoint gallery.

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Plymouth Art Students design and sell unique hand-made Christmas gifts

Jessica Connelly
The work of Jessica Connelly at Design2Sell in Plymouth

Talented young artists and designers from the Plymouth College of Art are getting ready to sell their own hand-crafted products at the popular annual Design2Sell event. This year their products will not only go on sale at the college but also in Plymouth city centre.

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