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New exhibition offers fresh responses to the Mayflower anniversary | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2022

New exhibition offers fresh responses to the Mayflower anniversary

A new exhibition, now on display here at The Box, showcases new responses to the Mayflower story and highlights how some of our most historic craft practices have endured across the centuries.

Seth Lakeman - live at The Box | The Box Plymouth
News - Mar 2022

Seth Lakeman - live at The Box

In a building in which the scribes of history and mark makers in art vie with each other for space, and the current 'Seven Sisters' exhibition features some of the most distinct and ancient mark making on the planet, it was wonderful to hear another collector of stories add his voice to the many who have made this city of storytellers and adventurers what it is.

The Box’s 2022 Maureen Attrill Bursary awarded to volunteer | The Box Plymouth
Art - Feb 2022

The Box’s 2022 Maureen Attrill Bursary awarded to volunteer

A volunteer has secured a special research bursary awarded by The Box each year in memory of a former long-serving curator.

Songlines: 'The wobblies' | The Box Plymouth
News - Feb 2022

Songlines: 'The wobblies'

We’re coming to the end of our journey across the three deserts in the ‘Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters’ exhibition. We hope you’ve enjoyed our regular insights into some of the key works that are on display, and the artists who’ve created them. We’re finishing with a look at a moving group of works which have inspired a really emotional response from many of our visitors.

New micro-commissions will explore Plymouth after dark | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Feb 2022

New micro-commissions will explore Plymouth after dark

We're really pleased to reveal the four talented local creatives who've been awarded £500 each to complete a micro-commission exploring life in the city after dark.

Songlines: Kungkarrangkalnga-ya Parrpakanu (Seven Sisters Are Flying)
Art - Feb 2022

Songlines: Kungkarrangkalnga-ya Parrpakanu sculpture

In St Lukes Gallery, the sisters are brought to life in a huge artwork that’s suspended from the ceiling. This has been a really popular installation with our visitors and the story of its creation is a fascinating insight into traditional sculpture making in the NPY Lands.

Megafauna archaeological finds discovered in Devon | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Feb 2022

Megafauna archaeological finds discovered in Devon

A mammoth, rhino and wolf are among the amazing artefacts uncovered at Sherford.

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’?