SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH
Monday 09 October 2017 – Sunday 15 October 2017
Friday 22 September 2017 – Saturday 18 November 2017
Opening Hours: Check with venue. All We The People Are The Work venues will be open Friday–Sunday, 11:00–17:00 during Plymouth Art Weekender.
Saturday 23 Sept, 11:00–14:00. Starts at Peninsula Arts and will progress to the other venues on foot, finishing at KARST.
Free, Booking via Peninsula Arts Box Office 01752 585050.
A major visual arts project in Plymouth that will explore ideas of power, protest and the public curated by Simon Morrissey
The project will build connections between the people of Plymouth and six internationally renowned artists through structures that involve people living in Plymouth in generating the ideas and artworks in the exhibition alongside the artists.
Venues across the city ranging from Plymouth City Council’s Council House to the city’s public galleries will be animated by a series of new commissioned artworks that explore our engagement with politics and identity. In the wake of recent global events - from Brexit, to the election of Donald Trump as the new president of the United States, to the recent UK general election - the exhibition explores both the shared experiences and social differences that shape our society and our aspirations and fears for the future.
Artists and venues
Vega Macotela & Thomas PENINSULA ARTS AT PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY
Matt Stokes THE GALLERY AT PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART
Ciara Phillips PLYMOUTH ARTS CENTRE
Peter Liversidge THE COUNCIL HOUSE, PLYMOUTH CITY COUNCIL
Claire Fontaine KARST
Exhibition Launch: Plymouth Art Weekender
All We The People Are The Work venues will be open Friday–Sunday, 11:00–17:00 during Plymouth Art Weekender.
We recommended starting your visit to We The People Are The Work at Peninsula Arts in Plymouth University. Here you will find the project hub which introduces you to the project through documentary films, archive material and information that charts the artists’ work being made for Plymouth. You will also be able to explore additional resources to help you navigate the show and find out more information about the extensive events programme.
We The People Are The Work is presented by PVAPG (Plymouth Visual Art Programming Group), a partnership between The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, KARST, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Arts Centre and The Box, Plymouth. It is part of Horizon, a collaborative two year programme of visual contemporary arts, funded through Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence fund and led by Plymouth Culture.
Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.
Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network