The Box, Plymouth Category
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer If you’ve been following our news in recent months you’ll know that plans to restore and reinterpret our historic Elizabethan House have been making progress. Earlier this month we were thrilled to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund had awarded £142,000 to the project to help with developing […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer It may sound a bit unlikely, but knitting is something that has a bit of a recurring theme with us. In our ‘Beryl Cook at Home’ exhibition at the Council House last year we featured a recreation of Cook’s studio complete with some of her sketch books, fan […]
by Jennifer Crowther, Research Volunteer Life post graduation can be very strange. You spend years of your life studying hard, working on those ‘transferable skills’, volunteering and working all the tedious part time jobs you can imagine. All of this with the aim of landing your dream job, or something within the vicinity of that […]
This year marks 250 years since Captain James Cook set sail from Plymouth on an expedition during which he and his crew charted Tahiti, New Zealand and the eastern coast of Australia. He enlisted artists who made sketches, and then prints, of the plants, animals and people that lived there. We are supporting artist Helen […]
PRESS RELEASE: As it builds towards its opening in 2020, The Box, Plymouth has appointed a new Head of Contemporary Arts to spearhead its ambitious visual arts programme.
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer with thanks to Jodie Bishop, Public Art Officer Behind the scenes we’re supporting some South West-based artists with their work at their moment and I thought I’d shine a light on their projects. We’ll be talking about each of them in more detail in the coming months too. […]
by Jo Clarke, Marketing and Communications Officer Today’s post highlights a number of collection items that we currently have out on loan. You’ll be able to see them on display over the summer if you’re visiting Exeter, Penzance or London. Childhood This exhibition explores the changing face of childhood from the 17th to 20th centuries […]
PRESS RELEASE: A pilot for a new biennial festival of contemporary art is set to take place in Plymouth this autumn and will feature works in iconic locations throughout the city by international artists from Denmark, China, Australia, Japan and more.
PRESS RELEASE: We have loaned one of Nancy Astor’s most famous outfits to the UK Parliament for its 'Voice and Vote: Women’s Place in Parliament' exhibition - on display until 6 October 2018.
By Terah Walkup, Art Curator One afternoon I received an excited phone call from fellow art curator Emma who couldn’t wait to tell me her new-found knowledge: Brook Watson was a Janner! Brook Watson is better known as the central figure in an iconic work of American art history: John Singleton Copley’s ‘Watson and the […]