The Arts Institute

The Arts Institute

The strategic partnership between The Box and The Arts Institute at University of Plymouth builds on a long standing creative relationship, which has helped raise and develop the city's cultural ambitions.

Since 2009 The Box and The Arts Institute at University of Plymouth have worked together to deliver major city-wide exhibitions, projects and festivals and helped found strategic agencies such as Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium and Visual Arts Plymouth. Working together, The Box and The Arts Institute offer a joint programme of cultural activity that champions artistic development, bringing national and international artists to the city, and supporting talent development with the aim of inspiring diverse audiences and communities.

In collaboration with The Box for its opening programme, the Levinsky Gallery at The Arts Institute hosted a solo exhibition by Kehinde Wiley to mark The Box's acquisition of the artist's first ever video work Narrenschiff (Ship of Fools). The work joined The Box collection in 2018 thanks to the Contemporary Art Society's Collections Fund at Frieze.

Our next partnership exhibition

Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters
12 October 2021 - 27 February 2022

The National Museum of Australia’s award-winning exhibition comes to The Box this autumn/winter. Experience ancient stories from the world’s oldest continuing culture, told through more than 300 paintings and objects by over 100 different artists.