Art Articles

What are the Seven Sisters songlines? | The Box Plymouth
Art - Oct 2021

What are the Seven Sisters songlines?

The ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition was created with the ambition of preserving the Seven Sisters ‘dreaming stories’ – ancient creation sagas of the Australian continent – for future generations. But what are the stories about?

What are Songlines? | The Box Plymouth
Art - Oct 2021

What are Songlines?

'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' has opened to lots of great feedback. This major exhibition offers us a unique opportunity to learn more about Indigenous Australian cultures and the important part that songlines play in them. But what are they?

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift | The Box
Press Release - Oct 2021

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift

The Box is delighted to have acquired a new painting for its permanent art collection from the estate of artist Jean Jones (1927-2012).

Arts venues mark one year to British Art Show with £100k funding boost | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2021

Arts venues mark one year to British Art Show with £100k funding boost

Leading arts organisations based in Plymouth have secured a £100,000 grant from Arts Council England to support the city’s hosting of British Art Show 9 (BAS9). The funding award comes just as the twelve month countdown to the prestigious exhibition begins.

The Box | New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport
Press Release - Jul 2021

New blue plaque highlights artist’s links with Devonport

A new blue plaque highlighting a special link with celebrated 18th century portrait artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds has been unveiled at Devonport Market Hall today – the 298th anniversary of his birth.

The Box | Artist Camille Walala to create new public artwork for Tavistock Place
Press Release - Jun 2021

Artist Camille Walala to create new public artwork for Tavistock Place

The Box is delighted to announce a new public art commission by internationally renowned artist Camille Walala. The commission, which is curated by Alter-Projects, is a major highlight of our summer 2021 programme. It will form part of a series of events and activations designed to bring our newly created public square, Tavistock Place to life for the very first time.

The Box | New exhibition will examine the relationship between Reynolds and the Eliot family
Press Release - Jun 2021

New exhibition will examine the relationship between Reynolds and the Eliot family

A new exhibition, opening at The Box on 24 July, will explore the enduring connection between Plympton-born artist, Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Eliot family of Port Eliot in St Germans, Cornwall.

The Box | Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions
Press Release - Apr 2021

Art collections at The Box boosted by new contemporary acquisitions

The Contemporary Art Society has donated three works of art to The Box’s permanent collections. Plymouth’s major new museum, art gallery and archive has acquired a film and a diptych by multidisciplinary artist duo, Quinlan & Hastings. It’s also acquired a stunning porcelain work by Haitian-American artist, Morel Doucet.

The Box | Behind The Scenes: The 'Plymouth Panorama'
Art - Mar 2021

Behind The Scenes: The 'Plymouth Panorama'

The ‘Our Art’ gallery at The Box showcases a range of works from our fine art collections. On one wall we’ve gathered over 30 artworks that show different views of Plymouth. Here, our Art Curator, explains the display in more detail and reveals what it took to create.

The Box | Aftermath of The Blitz
Art - Mar 2021

Blitz 80: Aftermath of The Blitz

80 years ago Plymouth was reeling from two massive bombing raids which marked the start of the Blitz. This oil painting from our art collections dates from 1947 and is called ‘Aftermath of the Blitz‘.

The Box | South West artists selected for development bursaries
Press Release - Mar 2021

South West artists selected for development bursaries

The Box has awarded six development bursaries to artists from across the South West. Each bursary is worth £1,000 and can be used by the artists to support existing or new projects and/or research.

The Box | British Science Week 2021: Astronomy and Astrology in the Cottonian Collection
Press Release - Mar 2021

British Science Week 2021: Astronomy and Astrology in the Cottonian Collection

How have the stars and planets been understood, imagined and interpreted over the last two thousand years?