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 Gallery’s exhibition programme is shaped by the curriculum, with focus given to art, design and digital media, reflecting the rich and diverse cultural community of the college and the city. The Gallery specialises in supporting artists at various stages of their careers, enabling them to produce new exhibitions, and offering exciting opportunities to enhance their professional practice in fresh and interesting ways.
The Gallery often works in partnership, contributing actively to strengthening and enhancing the offer of arts and culture in Plymouth.
We have showcased the work of artists including Matt Stokes, (as part of We The People Are The Work), Abigail Reynolds, Brian Griffiths (as part of The British Art Show 7) Craig Fisher, BOUDICCA, Martin Parr, Albert Irvin, Timorous Beasties, Catherine Yass (as part of Walk On) and many more.
Since 2011 The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art has been running a free, events programme which is open to all students, staff and the wider public.
Events include artist/curator talks, performances, screenings, and workshops and tend to take place in association with exhibitions, usually on Friday afternoons at the college. Previously to this, the Exhibitions team ran an internal visiting artist talks programme for students and staff.
Below is a list of the fantastic artists and curators who have delivered a talk, run a workshop or presented a performance at the college.
Walk On season / South West Showcase Season / LIVE MAKE Season
Paula Orrell – The River Tamar Film Festival
Photography season / South West Showcase Season/ Painting Season
Hannah James with Isobel Harbison
Represented by Chert, Berlin
Bristol Diving School
Abigail Reynolds with Martin Clark
The Marmite Prize for Painting curators
The British Art Show 7/ Design Season/ Sinopticon
Jennifer Ambrose / Enamore
Simon and Simon Games
DIY Symposium – , ‘The underdogs: Art/ists in unusual places’ at PCAD on Fri 25th & Sat 26th January 2008:
HAL (Hull Arts Lab) www.hullartlab.org
Plan 9 – Bristol www.plan9.org.uk
one.c – South Brent www.onec.tv/IOU_southbrent.htm
Marolijn Dijkman – Rotterdam, NL www.marjolijndijkman.com
PL:ay – Plymouth www.playfestival.org
Cube – Bristol www.cubecinema.com
Graft – Nottingham www.expolive.org
Diskurs – Giessen, German www.diskursfestival.de
Its Nice That (Will Hudson)
Mark Simon Hewis
Anna Best -
Robin van ‘t Harr