Peninsula Arts

Peninsula Arts Gallery

Peninsula Arts operates from within the Faculty of Arts and serves as the arts and culture public programming organisation for the University of Plymouth. The year-round programme includes exhibitions, music, film, public lectures, and theatre and dance/ performance. One of its principle aims is to provide access to a programme of wide-ranging high quality arts and cultural experiences, which is informed by the expertise, research and scholarship of the University and its partners, to the communities of Plymouth and the South West and visitors to the region.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday: 10.00 -17.00
Saturday: 11.00 - 16.00
Closed on Bank Holidays

Admission charges


Additional info

Parking available in the evenings on event nights.
Disabled access and facilities
Cafe (daytime opening)
Gift Shop

Collection details


Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
B/w photograph of two men lying on their back spinning tables in the air using their feet

Exhibition: Collected Shadows

  • 6 July — 1 September 2018

This exhibition of 200 photographs is drawn from the extensive collection of the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC). The AMC was first established 25 years ago as a repository for vernacular photography and ephemera relating to the First and Second World Wars. It has since grown to a total of eight million images encompassing a plethora of subject matter – not solely defined by war and conflict – collected from diverse sources all over the world.

Curated by AMC Director, Timothy Prus, Collected Shadows offers a glimpse into these extraordinary holdings. This eclectic display includes scientific, astronomical and botanical studies, studio sittings, portraits and private snapshots, press photographs, film stills and aerial photographs from several wars, as well as a rich and unpredictable array of works we would simply have to call art.

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, organised in collaboration with the Archive of Modern Conflict, London.

Please note, photography is not allowed in the Gallery.

Gallery opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00 (Closed bank holidays)


Peninsula Arts Gallery


Free admission


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
University Of Plymouth Choral Society - three woman singing

University Of Plymouth Choral Society Singing Workshop

  • 30 June 2018 9:30am-6pm

Join the University of Plymouth Choral Society at their singing workshop and explore a selection of Edward Elgar pieces, including:

• Lux aeterna
• Snow
• Ave verum corpus.

There will be an informal performance at 17:30 with a retiring collection for Brain Tumour Research.


St Paul’s Church, Yelverton, PL20 6JF


£16/£14 for UPCS Members

Interested singers can apply by contacting the University of Plymouth Choral Society Secretary, Jan Green: on or 01752 844899.


Handmade books from Memory Books Workshop

Family workshop: Memory Books With Let’s Make Art

  • 15 August 2018 2-4pm

Join Let's Make Art in making a personalised memory book to collect everyday treasure in. Each family will be guided in making a book complete with an image of its owner.

We'll be exploring the ways people archive their everyday lives and drawing inspiration from the exhibition in the gallery, Collected Shadows: The Archive of Modern Conflict.

Let's Make Art organise high-quality events and provide a wide variety of well-resourced art workshops that are enjoyed by all ages and abilities.


Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building


£2.50 per child, booking advised. Children must be accompanied by an adult


Peninsula Arts
Drake Circus




Monday - Friday

01752 58 50 50

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