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Songlines: NPY Lands | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: NPY Lands

We have come to the last of our explorations of the three deserts that feature in ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’. The Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Lands span the central desert region of South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

The archive service at The Box | The Box Plymouth
News - Jan 2022

The archive service at The Box

The Box is an archive as well as a museum and art gallery and now operates the service previously offered by the former Plymouth and West Devon Record Office. If you're thinking of carrying out some research using archive records (including those on microform and from our image and film collections), we hope this summary of the services we offer proves useful.

How green is my county? Robert Bevan’s paintings of Devon
Art - Jan 2022

How green is my county? Robert Bevan’s paintings of Devon

Among the collections of The Box in Plymouth there’s a painting entitled ‘Green Devon’. It’s a work by the artist Robert Polhill Bevan (1865-1925), produced around 1919. The painting is an ideal portrayal of the landscape of the county and one of the aesthetic and cultural qualities highly valued by us, its greenness.

Songlines: The Wati Nyiru room | The Box Plymouth
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: The Wati Nyiru room

Shortly after you enter St Lukes gallery, you’ll find the ‘Wati Nyiru room’. It’s quite a contrast from other parts of the exhibition as the objects are set against a red backdrop. Here we get a real sense of danger, fear and passion that runs throughout the Seven Sisters story.

A Royal Romance: William IV and Sally Winne of Plymouth | The Box Plymouth
News - Jan 2022

A Royal Romance: William IV and Sally Winne of Plymouth

Did you know that Plymouth has had its very own Regency era royal romance, worthy of Jane Austen, or the Netflix smash hit, ‘Bridgerton’?

Songlines: The immersive dome
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: The immersive dome

Anyone walking past The Box in recent weeks can’t have missed the huge dome that’s currently located in Tavistock Place. Like many other elements in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition, it brings together ancient locations and stories with the very latest in technology.

Songlines: Seven Sisters Tree Women and Wati Nyiru | The Box, Plymouth
Art - Jan 2022

Songlines: Seven Sisters Tree Women and Wati Nyiru

This wonderful group of woven sculptures can be found in the exhibition gallery beyond our Media Lab – the space where visitors first move into the APY Lands of South Australia in the 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition. Find out more about how and why they were made.

Things to look forward to in 2022 #2 | The Box Plymouth
News - Jan 2022

Things to look forward to in 2022 #2

Right at the end of last year we shared some of the things we're looking forward to at The Box in 2022. Here are some of the things we're excited about in Plymouth, the South West and beyond this year!

Things to look forward to in 2022 #1 | The Box Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Things to look forward to in 2022 #1

Despite surprises and challenges we've had a great 2021 at The Box. Let's take a look at a few of the things we've got to look forward to in early 2022...

Songlines: Kungkarangkalpa ceramics | The Box, Plymouth
Art - Dec 2021

Songlines: Kungkarangkalpa ceramics

As we continue our journey across the deserts of Australia in connection with the 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' exhibition (on display until 27 February 2022), we're exploring more of the key works that are on show. In this post we look at a group of beautiful ceramic containers.

Christmas opening hours 2021 | The Box, Plymouth
News - Dec 2021

Christmas opening hours 2021

Like a lot of other organisations, we're taking a short break in between Christmas and New Year - but we'll be open in between the bank holidays and will also be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!

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’.