Exhibition: We The People Are The Work
September 22nd 2017 - November 18th 2017
Times: 10:00 - 16:00
Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2AA
(this is the building to the left of the Civic Centre, opposite the Crown Court)
Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
Last entries 30 minutes before closing
‘We The People Are The Work’ is a major visual arts project that explores ideas of power, protest and the public.
Over the last few months the project has built connections between the people of Plymouth and six internationally renowned artists, all of whom have created new artworks that explore our engagement with politics and identity.
In the wake of recent global events – from Brexit, to the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, to the recent UK general election – the exhibition explores the shared experiences and social differences that shape our society, as well as our aspirations and fears for the future.
The exhibition is displayed across five venues in the city until 18 November. The venues and artists are:
- Matt Stokes (UK) at The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
- Claire Fontaine (France) at KARST
- José Antonio Vega Macotela and Eduardo Thomas (Mexico) at Peninsula Arts
- Ciara Phillips (Canada) at Plymouth Arts Centre
- Peter Liversidge (UK) at the Council House
Peter Liversidge’s work brings together the ideas and voices of a range of individuals. These are used as the inspiration for a series of placards that you can see being made in the Council House. The signs will be spread around the city, used in a ritual burning in the bonfire on The Hoe on 5 November and in a special Closing Day Party on 18 November. Liversidge will also have a temporary public artwork on the flagpoles on The Hoe in October and November.
Find out more about the other artists and venues involved on the ‘We The People Are The Work’ website.
A number of events are taking place while ‘We The People Are The Work’ is on display, including:
- Film Screening: The Way We Live (1946) – Friday 6 October
- Lunchtime Talk: John Harris – Tuesday 10 October
- Plain Speaking Tours – Saturday 14 October and 11 November
- Bite Size: We The People in the Council House – Wednesday 18 October
- Home Educators: We The People Are The Work – Thursday 19 October
- Family Event: Plymouth Banner Craft – Saturday 21 October
- The Big Draw 2017: We The People Flick Book Animation
– Thursday 26 October
- Film Screening: Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016) – Friday 27 October
- Bite Size: We The People After Dark – Wednesday 1 November
- Lunchtime Talk: Peter Liversidge – Tuesday 7 November
- Closing Day Party – Saturday 18 November
Find out more about additional events connected to the other artists and venues involved in ‘We The People Are The Work’ on the official website.
‘We The People Are The Work’ is curated by Simon Morrissey, Director of Foreground, and presented by PVAPG (Plymouth Visual Art Programming Group), a partnership between The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, KARST, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Arts Centre and The Box, Plymouth. It is part of Horizon, a collaborative two year programme of visual contemporary arts, funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and led by Plymouth Culture.
Plymouth Council House, Armada Way, Plymouth