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Solo shows by international artists take inspiration from Plymouth’s collections and archives | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Apr 2022

Solo shows by international artists take inspiration from Plymouth’s collections and archives

Two exhibitions now on display at The Box feature brand new works by international artists that are inspired by or speak to historic objects from Plymouth’s collections and archives.

Falklands 40: Thanksgiving Service Photo | The Box Plymouth
History - Mar 2022

Falklands 40: Thanksgiving Service Photo

40 years ago, on 2 April 1982, Argentinian forces invaded the Falkland Islands. Located in the South Atlantic, the islands are just 300 miles from the Argentinian mainland where they are known as the ‘Islas Malvinas’. They’d been a source of dispute between Britain and Argentina since the British first settled there in 1833.

Unpacking the themes in ‘Breaking the Mould’ | The Box Plymouth
Art - Mar 2022

Unpacking the themes in ‘Breaking the Mould’

‘Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since 1945’ has just opened and will be on display in St Luke’s at The Box and The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth until 5 June. The exhibition is divided into three themes, and you can discover more about them here.

Ernest Shackleton | The Box Plymouth
History - Mar 2022

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Henry Shackleton is widely known as one of the most inspirational leaders of the twentieth century and a key figure in the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ alongside Roald Amundsen and Plymouth-born Robert Falcon Scott. The recent discovery of the Endurance, his ship that sank to the bottom of the Weddell Sea over a century ago, has amazed people around the world. Learn more about his story here.

Plymouth to host major sculpture exhibition | The Box Plymouth
Press Release - Mar 2022

Plymouth to host major sculpture exhibition

A ground breaking exhibition that promises a ‘radical recalibration’ of British sculpture through its focus on women artists is now open.

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.