The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art features a high-quality contemporary programme of exhibitions and events, which seeks to enrich teaching and learning at the college, whilst also welcoming a wider public audience to enjoy and debate contemporary arts.
The programme is shaped into seasons, with focus given to different discipline areas and modes of practice, reflecting the rich and diverse cultural community of the college.
The Gallery often works in partnership, contributing actively to strengthening and enhancing the offer of arts and culture in Plymouth.
Previous exhibiting artists and shows in the Gallery at Plymouth College of Art includes Timo Albert Irvin, Martin Parr, BOUDICCA, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Gareth Neal, Kit Poulson, Marie Toseland – and more.
You can find all forthcoming exhibitions, artist talk, and workshops hosted in or through our Gallery programme here.
You can see our ever-expanding archive of Gallery Shorts films – mini interview-led documentaries focusing on the artists exhibition in the Gallery – online here.
And you can explore photographs and details of our previous exhibitions here.
The Gallery is delighted to present our Moving Image Season from September to December.
We kick start with the exhibition THIS IS NOW: FILM AND VIDEO AFTER PUNK (21 September to 26 October), a major touring project from LUX, a national agency of artists’ moving image. It explores the intimate relationships between music, pop culture and art in the post-punk era. The exhibition is created specifically for The Gallery and will include archive materials such as posters and prints, accompanied by a talk and screening programme.
In November, The Gallery will be occupied by new work from Claire Hooper (9 November - 13 December), a major solo exhibition concluding the artist’s year-long experimentation exploring the image of femininity and its relation to power.
Alongside the exhibitions, there will be a programme of talks focusing on individual artists working in multidisciplinary practices, such as performance, installation, film and sound. Artist talks will include David Toop (5 October), Tai Shani (9 November) and Megan Broadmeadow (23 November).
Working with our film and media department we will provide talks and screenings, including talk and screening by Kaz Rahman, Pedro Valiente and the Plymouth premiere of THE DIVIDE (23 November).