Press Release Articles

Viewpoint: A place for everyone | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jul 2023

Viewpoint: A place for everyone

Councillor Jemima Laing, Plymouth City Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children's Social Care, Culture, Events and Communications, shares why she thinks The Box is a place where's there's something for everyone.

The Box joins national 20/20 project aimed at investing in diverse artists | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jun 2023

The Box joins national 20/20 project aimed at investing in diverse artists

The Box has joined a national commissioning and network programme that is directly investing in the careers of a new generation of ethnically minoritised and diverse artists.

A summer season of light and colour | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Jun 2023

A summer season of light and colour

As part of a season exploring the themes of light and colour, The Box will be marking the 300th anniversary of Sir Joshua Reynolds' birth and collaborating with artist Rana Begum RA this summer.

'Dig for Victory' dress | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2023

'Dig for Victory' dress

The dress was gifted to our collections in 1996 and dates from 1939-1945. It’s an example of mid-20th century fashion as well as a piece of propaganda, and you can see it in a huge case featuring hundreds of objects from our decorative art collection in our ‘People and Place’ exhibition.

The Box announced as a partner for Imperial War Museums’ national art commissioning programme | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - May 2023

The Box announced as a partner for Imperial War Museums’ national art commissioning programme

The Box is proud to announce that it’s been selected to be part of the IWM 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund, a national partnership programme of over 20 artist commissions inspired by the heritage of conflict.

Quinlan and Hastings: Mapping the queer landscape | The Box, Plymouth
Press Release - May 2023

Quinlan and Hastings: Mapping the queer landscape

Through their work, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings explore the history, politics and iconography of queer culture; mapping the queer landscape in a variety of ways that place underrepresented narratives in the spotlight. Explore this in more detail through ‘Gaby’, a 2018 film work that is currently playing in their ‘Portraits’ exhibition.

The Light Follows Everyone | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2023

The Light Follows Everyone: new audio play now live

The Box has commissioned Plymouth’s Laureate of Words, Laura Horton to create a new audio play connected to one of its public artworks. 'The Light Follows Everyone' is now live online and has been inspired by Sybilla – the vibrant fused glass window in St Luke’s church.

Iconic Figurehead II sculpture finds new home at Marjon | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2023

Iconic Figurehead II sculpture finds new home at Marjon

Plymouth Marjon University has welcomed 'Figurehead II' by artist Alexandre da Cunha to its campus. The sculpture was commissioned by The Box ahead of its launch in September 2020 and was one of the highlights of its ‘Making It’ exhibition, which featured the work of five different international artists.

BFI Replay Project | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2023

60 years of television history digitised and preserved for the public in libraries across the UK

The Box is delighted to be part of BFI Replay – a UK-wide initiative that is offering free access to 60 years of screen history in libraries across the country.

Castor and Pollux Dish | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2023

Castor and Pollux Dish

This large purple dish with a design that features two figures is inspired by a beautiful Greek myth. Make sure you take a look at it when you visit our 'People and Place: Art Collection Showcase'.

The King of Football: Pelé’s shirt to go on display at The Box 50 years after he played in Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2023

The King of Football: Pelé’s shirt to go on display at The Box 50 years after he played in Plymouth

Pelé’s iconic number 10 football shirt, worn when he played at Home Park 50 years ago on 14 March 1973, is going on display at The Box from next Tuesday.

International Women's Day: Top Ten | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2023

International Women's Day: Top Ten

In honour of this year's International Women's Day, here's a female-themed 'top ten' for you to look out for next time you visit The Box.