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Somerset Art Weeks 2018

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment.

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Plymouth College of Art appoints Paul Fieldsend-Danks as Academic Dean

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Plymouth College of Art has appointed Paul Fieldsend-Danks in the new role of Academic Dean, as part of the College’s continued development as a distinctive and innovative specialist Higher Education Institution (HEI), undergoing the year-long process of scrutiny on its journey to achieving Taught Degree-Awarding Powers (TDAP) and university title.

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The Box, Plymouth appoints a Head of Contemporary Arts

Thursday 19 July 2018

As it builds towards its opening in 2020, The Box, Plymouth has appointed a new Head of Contemporary Arts to spearhead its ambitious visual arts programme.

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Foreground announce completion of first permanent artwork in UK by Jim Isermann

Tuesday 10 July 2018

Foreground is delighted to announce the completion of Space Invader, the first permanent public commission realised in the UK by the internationally acclaimed American artist Jim Isermann.

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Innovative art students awarded Enterprise Award

Monday 09 July 2018

The Plymouth College of Art Principal’s Award for Enterprise is awarded to students graduating from their final year of studying at Plymouth College of Art. Judged to be demonstrating excellence in the creativity and execution of their work.

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The Box, Plymouth secures major contemporary art award

Tuesday 26 June 2018

The Box, Plymouth has been selected for this year’s Contemporary Art Society’s prestigious Collections Fund Prize. Over the next few months members of staff will work with representatives from the Collections Fund Committee to research, select and acquire a significant work of art for its collections at Frieze.

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Explore the Middle of Nowhere, Centre of Everywhere Seminar at Jamboree 2018

Thursday 21 June 2018

Jamboree, a national gathering of artists and curators taking place between 28th June and 1st July, provides the first opportunity to hear Foreground Director Simon Morrissey discuss how to turn the Middle of Nowhere into the Centre of Everywhere.

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Work to begin on refurbishing God's House Tower

Thursday 14 June 2018

Southampton based arts organisation, ‘a space’ arts has announced that refurbishment work is due to start on God’s House Tower from next month.

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Plymouth Art Weekender Commissions 2018

Friday 08 June 2018

We are delighted to announce the three commissioned artists for Plymouth Art Weekender 2018, an ambitious three day event that takes place annually across the city.

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Visual Arts South West appoints new co-Chairs to Steering Group

Friday 01 June 2018

Visual Arts South West is pleased to announce the appointment of two co-Chairs to its Steering Group, succeeding the outgoing Chair, Helen Legg, Director, Spike Island, who is taking up the role of Director at Tate Liverpool.

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