'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' was displayed at The Box from October 2021 to February 2022. Featuring 300 paintings and objects by over 100 different artists, it was an internationally touring exhibition that took visitors on an epic journey across three states, three deserts and 500,000 square kilometres.
Winner of the British Guild of Travel Writers 'Best UK and Ireland Tourism Project 2020' Award, this major commemorative exhibition marked the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower to America throughout 2020-2021.
Over the summer and autumn of 2021, artist Emily Pope undertook a residency with The Box. It resulted in the creation of 'One In Every Village' - the first in a new moving image and exhibition series. We're proud to have premiered it.
The Box’s first-ever contemporary art exhibition was staged from September 2020 until September 2021 across multiple spaces at The Box. It featured the work of five international artists: Leonor Antunes (Portugal), Christopher Baker (USA), Alexandre da Cunha (Brazil), Eva Grubinger (Austria) and Camille Walala (France/UK).
The Box awarded six development bursaries of £1,000 each to artists from across the South West in 2021. The artists used the bursaries to support ongoing or existing projects and/or research. Take a look at each of them to find out more about their work and current practice.
AR/chive is a project that aimed to unlock heritage films for viewing in augmented reality/AR. Over the summer of 2022, people could use their smartphones to access a series of archive films featuring Plymouth's postwar reconstruction, which are played out in the real world where the films took place.
This series of 19 micro-commissions by artists based in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall was rolled out across our digital platforms in the summer of 2020, and explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our notion of freedom.
This major exhibition was displayed in The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth from September to December 2020. It featured a newly acquired film work, plus some additional loans, by acclaimed American artist Kehinde Wiley.