Exhibition Articles

Songlines: APY Lands | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: APY Lands

We're continuing our exploration of the three deserts that feature in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition. We started with Martu Country and over the next few weeks, we'll travel eastwards to Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

Songlines: Minyipuru at Pangkal | The Box, Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: Minyipuru at Pangkal

As we continue to explore Martu Country, one of the three deserts in the 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022), we're looking in detail at some of the key works that are on display. In this post, learn more about ‘Minyipuru at Pangkal’.

Walking through a Songline | The Box, Plymouth
News - Dec 2021

Songlines: Walking through a Songline

Our 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022) takes visitors on a journey across three Australian deserts and we’re currently exploring the first one – Martu Country. Just before you reach the gallery about it at The Box, you encounter ‘Walking through a Songline’ – an installation that’s been proving popular with our visitors, young and old.

Songlines: Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground) | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground)

As part of our exploration of Martu Country, one of the three deserts that feature in the major 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022), we'll be highlighting some of the key works that are on display. Here, discover more about the 'Yarrkalpa (Hunting Ground)' painting.

Songlines: Martu Country | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Songlines: Martu Country

Over the next few weeks we’ll be exploring the three deserts that feature in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition in more detail. We’re starting with Martu Country, which is the first desert you encounter after you’ve read the introduction to the exhibition on the first floor of The Box.

Following the songlines | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Following the songlines

‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ is a huge exhibition which is displayed across a number of galleries and spaces at The Box and in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth. We've put together a suggested route to help you get the most out of your visit.

Songlines: A Glossary | The Box Plymouth
Art - Nov 2021

Songlines: A Glossary

Immerse yourself in the world of 'Songlines: Tracking The Seven Sisters' by learning some of the terms used by the First Peoples who curated and created this magnificent exhibition.

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?

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 | Plymouth to round off prestigious British Art Show 9
Press Release - Feb 2021

Plymouth to round off prestigious British Art Show 9

New dates for the UK’s most influential contemporary art exhibition, ‘British Art Show 9’ (BAS 9), have been confirmed today. The nationwide tour will culminate in Plymouth from 8 October to 23 December 2022. Prior to this, the exhibition will be displayed in Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Manchester.

The Box | Narrenschiff, 2017 by Kehinde Wiley
Art - Feb 2021

Narrenschiff, 2017 by Kehinde Wiley

Enjoy this poetic text/meditation by award-winning poet and writer, Vanessa Onwuemezi. It connects to the themes in Kehinde Wiley's 'Narrenschiff' as well as some of her current reading on the modern history of the diaspora.