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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.

Educating Elau | The Box Plymouth
History - Oct 2021

Educating Elau

As part of Black History Month 2021, our Archivist uncovers the story of the first recorded Indigenous person to travel from Vanuatu to England. Her name was Elau and she was a seven year old girl from Erromango in the South Pacific.

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?

Plymouth and early sugar processing | The Box Plymouth
News - Oct 2021

Plymouth and early sugar processing

As part of Black History Month 2021, our Curator of Archaeology looks at Plymouth’s connections with the sugar trade.

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?

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift | The Box
Press Release - Oct 2021

New painting joins The Box’s collections thanks to generous gift

The Box is delighted to have acquired a new painting for its permanent art collection from the estate of artist Jean Jones (1927-2012).

Last chance to see 'Screens in Salons' | The Box Plymouth
News - Oct 2021

Last chance to see 'Screens in Salons'

It’s your last chance to catch a curated selection of films from The Box’s archive collections in salons across the city.

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 | Would you like to help research Plymouth and west Devon in the 1920s?
History - Oct 2021

Would you like to help research Plymouth and west Devon in the 1920s?

'Devon in the 1920s' is a research project hosted by Devon History Society in partnership with The Box, the South West Heritage Trust and the Devon Family History Society. Individual researchers and local heritage groups are currently beavering away, researching local people and places from the 1920s.

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Oct 2021

New micro-commissions will celebrate Plymouth's diversity

To mark Black History Month 2021 we are looking for four local creatives, who identify as people of colour, to produce a piece of work that tells the story of their experiences of Plymouth at night.

The Box celebrates its first anniversary | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Sep 2021

The Box celebrates its first anniversary

Today The Box celebrates its first anniversary – a landmark moment for the museum, art gallery and archive, cementing its status as one of the UK’s leading cultural institutions.