Tag Archives : art


Team appointed to oversee History Centre development

A key appointment has been made to the team that will drive the development of the £21m Plymouth History Centre. Plymouth City Council has appointed consultants Atkins to lead the design of the project, which will see Plymouth’s existing museum and art gallery refurbished and expanded to create a major new attraction. The appointment follows […]


Plymouth to trip the ‘Light Fantastic’ in celebration of Three Towns centenary

The 100th anniversary of the amalgamation of the three towns of Plymouth, East Stonehouse and Devonport will be celebrated in lights next month, thanks to a £36,203 grant from Arts Council England (ACE). Plymouth City Council’s arts and heritage service has successfully secured the funding for a special lighting project, which will see iconic buildings […]


Vital Sparks brings Hindu festival of Holi to Mutley

Six more projects have been given received Vital Sparks funding to put art and creativity into the heart of the community. The Plymouth Culture project, led by Plymouth City Council and funded by Arts Council England has awarded bursaries to groups that promise to create a buzz in their own communities. All these new and […]


City arts venues join forces for acclaimed exhibition

Four of the city’s biggest arts venues have joined forces to present an acclaimed national exhibition.   ‘Walk On: From Richard Long to Janet Cardiff – 40 Years of Art Walking’ will be on display until Saturday 13 December.   The nationally touring show is presented as a multi-site exhibition across Peninsula Arts (Plymouth University), […]


It’s the Spanish Art-mada!

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery will be holding a fun family event on Saturday 27 September inspired by the Spanish Armada. Two art and craft sessions will run from 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm and children will get to show their creative sides as they work with a guest artist to design […]


Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff and Liverpool museums join forces for prestigious art commission

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has become part of a consortium with museums in Bristol, Cardiff and Liverpool to commission a brand new work by leading British ceramic artist Paul Scott. The partnership is part of the Contemporary Art Society’s ‘New Story of Craft’ scheme, which encourages museums to work collaboratively so they can […]


Council House showcases local contemporary art

A new exhibition of local contemporary artwork has gone on display at the Council House. The exhibition is the fifth in the ‘Council House Art’ programme, hosted by Plymouth City Council in partnership with Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth University and the University of St Mark and St John to showcase the diverse talent of […]


Final fortnight for Museum exhibition of 20th century greats

A high profile art exhibition featuring works on paper by four of the 20th century’s greatest artists has only two weeks left to run at the City Museum and Art Gallery. ‘Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol‘ is on a national tour from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Drawn from […]


Perfect 10 for Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery has been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘Quality Assured Visitor Attraction’ accreditation for the 10th year in a row. The inspector from the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) said he was extremely pleased with the standard of the Museum’s pre-visit and marketing materials, signage, facilities, displays, exhibitions and customer service. VisitEngland […]


June talks and tours highlight Modern Masters and Old Masters

This month’s lunchtime talks and art bites at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery focus on Old Masters from one of its most historic collections plus Modern Masters from a significant exhibition. On Tuesday 17 June, senior conservator Neil Wressell will give a presentation about ‘A Royal Game’. This large-scale sculpture featuring Elizabeth I and […]


New museum exhibition features four of 20th century’s greatest artists

Prints by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse and Andy Warhol – four of the 20th century’s greatest artists – will go on display at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday in an exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol is the latest […]


Council House Art show celebrates city’s history and future

A new exhibition of contemporary local artwork has gone on display at the Council House. The exhibition is the fourth in the new Council House Art programme, hosted by Plymouth City Council in partnership with Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth University and the University of St Mark and St John to showcase the diverse talent of local […]


Plymouth projects get that Vital Sparks funding

A children’s outdoor theatre adventure, craft for carers and a project which puts the experience of being homeless in the frame are some of the projects that have been given a boost from Plymouth Culture Board’s Vital Sparks project. Current and former residents of BCHA’s George House, Plymouth’s homeless hostel, are being offered a chance […]