Art - Feb 2021
Discover more about 'Kanye, 2015' by Kehinde Wiley - a bronze bust depicting the American hip-hop artist which was recently displayed in our 'Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools' exhibition.
Art - Jan 2021
How many times have you looked at an exhibition without noticing the frames or how much they add to the overall display? Frames not only provide support and protection for an artwork, they also affect how we view a painting. When we were developing the ‘Our Art’ gallery at The Box we had to devise a range of framing solutions for some of our most important works of art. Here are some key examples.
Art - Jan 2021
In 2015, Engagement Officer Tony Davey was the recipient of the first-ever Maureen Attrill Bursary and used it to research the city’s post-war art collections. Find out more about what the bursary enabled him to do and how it helped his professional development.
Press Release - Nov 2020
A research bursary established in the memory a long-serving member of the City Council’s staff has been relaunched, and applications are now open.
Art - Sep 2020
Over the summer we rolled out a series of contemporary art micro-commissions by artists from Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall.
Press Release - Jun 2020
The curators of the UK’s biggest touring contemporary art exhibition, ‘British Art Show 9’ (BAS 9), have revealed its artist selection and new dates today. The exhibition will travel to Plymouth in late 2021 and remain on show until spring 2022. Prior to this it will be displayed in Wolverhampton and Aberdeen. It will travel to Manchester afterwards.
Press Release - May 2020
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.
Art - May 2020
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 - Apr 2020
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.
Press Release - Feb 2020
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.
Press Release - Jan 2020
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.