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Plymouth After Dark commissions | The Box Plymouth
Art - Aug 2022

because the night belongs to us - Plymouth After Dark commissions

Throughout our Plymouth After Dark community engagement project, we commissioned artists, musicians and other creative people to make new work that explored various peoples experiences of the city at night, all of which were included in 'because the night belongs to us'.

George Shaw: The Local - Moving forwards, moving on | The Box Plymouth
Art - Aug 2022

George Shaw: The Local - Moving forwards, moving on

We’ve been exploring the three different areas in the ‘George Shaw: The Local’ exhibition over the last few weeks, and here we take a look at the third and final chapter.

WordFly Data Security Incident | The Box Plymouth
News - Aug 2022

WordFly Data Security Incident

We want to let you know that The Box was recently made aware of a network security incident at a company we use to send email communications about our updates, event information and memberships.

Plaster People and Present Traces - Blonde by Maurizio Anzeri | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jul 2022

Plaster People and Present Traces - Blonde by Maurizio Anzeri

When you arrive at The Box this group of works by Italian artist, Maurizio Anzeri are one of the first things you see. They use everyday items to create something altogether different, and also give an insight into Anzeri’s wide ranging artistic practice.

Refreshed Mayflower Museum is ready to open | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jul 2022

Refreshed Mayflower Museum is ready to open

The Mayflower Museum on Plymouth’s Barbican has re-opened ready for the summer following a major overhaul of its displays led by a team from The Box.

Artists announced for final leg of British Art Show 9 in Plymouth | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jul 2022

Artists announced for final leg of British Art Show 9 in Plymouth

British Art Show 9 (BAS9), Hayward Gallery Touring’s landmark contemporary art exhibition, will culminate in Plymouth this autumn (8 October – 23 December), after successful showings in Aberdeen, Wolverhampton and Manchester. 37 artists have been confirmed for this fourth and final stop on the national tour, which brings the work of some of the UK’s most exciting contemporary artists to four cities every five years.

Someone Who Waits by Spencer Gore | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jul 2022

Someone Who Waits by Spencer Gore

This oil painting, which dates from 1907, was purchased for Plymouth’s permanent art collections from the artist’s widow in 1958. It’s called ‘Someone Who Waits’ and was painted by Spencer Gore (1878-1914). It's one of the many works of art currently on show in our 'Dress Code: Fashion Stories from The Box' exhibition.

The Van Dike organisation and Greg Vandike | The Box Plymouth
History - Jul 2022

Countless bands, thousands of gigs and one family in Plymouth

Michele and Lauren Vandike share the story of The Van Dike organisation, Greg Vandike, and their family's longstanding relationship with the city's music scene.

George Shaw: The Local - Arrival turns to departure | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jul 2022

George Shaw: The Local - Arrival turns to departure

Turner Prize-nominated artist George Shaw has a wonderful exhibition on display at The Box this summer. ‘The Local’ features a carefully chosen selection of old and new paintings and is divided into three sections. In this post, we look at the second of these.

Plymouth gets ready to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jun 2022

Plymouth gets ready to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay

A flotilla of vessels is set to escort the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay, as it crosses Plymouth Sound National Marine Park and arrives in Britain’s Ocean City, as part of a 25-day journey which will see it travel the length and breadth of England.

because the night belongs to us how did we get here | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jun 2022

because the night belongs to us: How did we get here?

Our large-scale summer exhibition, 'because the night belongs to us' recently opened across four galleries. But how did it get here? Co-curators Adam Milford, Senior Engagement and Learning Officer and Tony Davey, Engagement Officer reflect on the steps taken over many years to bring this project to life.

George Shaw: The Local - From Coventry to the world
Art - Jun 2022

George Shaw: The Local - From Coventry to the world

'George Shaw: The Local' has just opened at The Box. This major exhibition by the Dartmoor-based artist who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011, features existing and new works and is divided into three sections. The first section takes you through a series of scenes from the Tile Hill area of Coventry where he grew up - but they'll probably look very familiar to anyone who lives in a city.