Art Articles

Contemporary art micro commissions
Press Release - May 2020

Covid-19 Commissions: State of Emergency - contemporary art micro-commissions

We're inviting artists based in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to apply for 20 paid micro-commissions as part of one of our new initiatives in response to Covid-19.

Conserving an iconic painting
Art - May 2020

Behind The Scenes, 6 May 2020: A light in the dark - conserving an iconic painting

A few weeks ago we set down our tools, halted our installation and put collections back into storage as we prepared for lockdown. Although these are uneasy times, it’s also a chance for us to reflect on how far we’ve already come and look ahead. One of our works perfectly captures that search for light in the darkness. It’s William Daniell’s ‘Eddystone Lighthouse, During a Storm’, and it’s one of many works of art to undergo special conservation in preparation for our opening.

Art Rainbow
Art - Apr 2020

Culture in Quarantine, 30 April 2020 - A Rainbow of Art

Have you been seeing rainbows? In windows all around Plymouth, as well as the UK, USA, Canada and Europe, children and adults have been crafting rainbows. They're connecting neighbours and communities whilst social distancing measures are in place, and helping to show support for our amazing frontline workers.

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK
Press Release - Feb 2020

The Box secures significant funding to keep rare work of art in the UK

The Box has raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds from five key funders to save a rare piece of 19th century studio pottery for the nation.

The Box announces public art commissions by international artists Antony Gormley and Leonor Antunes
Press Release - Jan 2020

The Box announces public art commissions by international artists Antony Gormley and Leonor Antunes

The first two names on our ambitious contemporary art programme have been revealed - internationally acclaimed British artist Antony Gormley and leading Portuguese installation artist Leonor Antunes.