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25.09.15—27.09.15, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Plymouth Art Weekender

'Masters of the Universe' by Jasleen Kaur for the Jerwood Makers Open 2015.

Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event celebrating visual art across the city from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September 2015 – and we'll be open all weekend to celebrate.

Celebrating Plymouth as a contemporary art destination, the event will capture a wide range of activity from large scale exhibitions to interventions in public spaces and participatory events for all ages.

The Weekender includes large scale exhibitions, public art, participatory events for all ages and artists taking over empty spaces. Over 200 artists and community groups are included in over 50 events including everything from street parties, skateboarding, and rock drummers to alternative beauty pageants and artist talks. 

We want to celebrate and build on the feel good factor in Plymouth by including the widest possible audience possible, with something for everyone to see and be involved in.

Silo Studio are exhibiting at Jerwood Makers Open in our Gallery and also hosting an artist talk open to all.

Confirmed exhibitions feature artists including Gerhard Richter, Tim Etchells, Gillian Wearing, Mary Kelly, Richard Deacon, Ivan Chermayeff, Hew Locke, Grayson Perry, Keith Harrison and Malcolm Le Grice, to name a few.  And in college we'll be hosting a number of events during the weekend – with special weekend opening times too.

College Plymouth Art Weekend events:

Jerwood Makers Open 2015 – with work by Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Jasleen Kaur, Ian McIntyre and Studio Silo – will exhibiting in the Gallery. Find out more about that show here.

We also have pieces on display and being performed as part of Acts of Making – which is also spread across a range of locations across Plymouth and Mount Edgcumbe from 12 to 26 September 2015. We have pieces of display by Keith Harrison, Mah Rana and Clare Twomey – with Clare's piece also being performed. See more about Acts of Making.

Making Futures 2015 will be hosted at Mount Edgcumbe on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September.

MA Showcase 'Disrupt' is also exhibiting throughout Plymouth Art Weekender, with final work on display from our postgraduate degree students in room T1.32. See more about that here.

We also have Making Futures taking place – a college-led international conference exploring the future of small-scale production – at Mount Edgcumbe on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September 2015.

And at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, members of the public are invited to explore the culmination of a brilliant collaboration with the free school and the Plymouth Watercolour Society, with a multi-generational exhibition of watercolour and the public painting of a large watercolour together. Join us on Saturday 26 September to join in with The Big Watercolour.

What: Plymouth Art Weekender

When: Friday 25 to Sunday 27 September 2015 (Open to all, Friday 9am-6.30pm / Saturday 9am-5pm / Sunday 10am-4pm) 

Where: Multiple venues across the city. See the official website for further details.

  • Exhibition
  • Multiple venues across Plymouth
  • Free
  • Making Futures 2017

    This year's Making Futures conference will be held on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd September 2017 in the magnificently sited Mount Edgcumbe house on the River Tamar opposite the city of Plymouth, Devon, UK.

  • Acts of Making 2015

    Acts of Making is a city-wide two-week festival that celebrates contemporary craft through performances, live installations and workshops – all linked to works by Catherine Bertola, Keith Harrison, Owl Project, Mah Rana, Clare Twomey and Richard William Wheater.

  • The Big Watercolour — Event

    Taking place at Plymouth School of Creative Arts, we've collaborated with the free school and Plymouth Watercolour Society for The Big Watercolour project. Exploring the medium of watercolour and inviting responses from the city with the theme of Plymouth, it culminates in a multi-generational event open to the public on Saturday 26 September 2015, 10am-2pm.

    26.09.15, 10:00am - 4:00pm