Peninsula Arts

Peninsula Arts
Drake's Circus
Plymouth
Devon
PL4 8AA
England

Website

www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

E-mail

peninsula-arts@plymouth.ac.uk

Telephone

Monday - Friday

01752 58 50 50

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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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

FREE

Additional info

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

Collection details

Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Apiculture: Bees and the Art of Pollination

  • 12 April — 31 May 2014 *on now

The enduring importance of the bee in human consciousness is reflected in the art, architecture and archeology of most major cultures throughout history. But bees are in trouble. As the scale of recent worldwide bee losses unfolds, Apiculture: Bees and the Art of Pollination, reevaluates our ancient relationship to, and reliance upon pollinating insects through the eyes of ten contemporary artists, including Bill Woodrow, Susan Derges, Tessa Farmer, Amy Shelton, and Thomas Thwaites.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Imaging the Microcosm - Facing up to Beetles

  • 14 April — 30 May 2014 *on now

Encounter beetles at their own scale, face on and magnified over 100 times! Featuring images of British beetles this is an opportunity to gain an understanding of the beauty and elegance that is displayed by these tiny animals.
This exhibition will also look at all of the useful and often unknown functions of beetles in the natural world that have an impact upon us all.
Looking at Insects
Our perception of insects has changed across the centuries, these changing attitudes have been reflected in the way that insects have been portrayed and recorded from the earliest illustrations to the hi-tech approach of today. As technology has evolved so has our ways of investigating this hidden world of insects. The exhibition will feature scans of the first book on butterflies published, a series of posters depicting insect pests from the 1930’s, a 3D electron micrograph of a beetle and close-up photographs of startling vibrancy and intensity taken on a confocal fluorescence microscope.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Structure and Symbiosis

  • 22 April — 17 May 2014

"Stuctures and Symbiosis is an exhibition that extends over decades, constraints of media and relays both joint and solitary work and relationships. A collaborative show displaying the work of Frana and William Favata, whom shared a life but who differed radically in their practice. Spanning Cube 3 Gallery the exhibition will display William’s eclectic paintings and interpretations of daily life, landscape and figure and recordings of Frana's dynamic figurative sculptures by photographer Alan Stewart.
Curated by Plymouth University Fine Art students Georgia O'Carolan, Eliza Stimpson and Amie Taylor"

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

HOT '14 Plymouth University Degree Show

  • 14 — 26 June 2014

Immerse yourself in a celebration of highly creative talent and enterprise; the culmination of study and practice at Plymouth University.

This fantastic exhibition of work from final year students covers a wide spectrum of the Arts:
3D Design, Architecture, Digital Art and Technology, Fine Art, Graphic Communication with Typography, Illustration, Media Arts, Photography and TV Arts.

Peninsula Arts Gallery
Roland Levinsky Building
Scott Building
Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard

FREE admission
Opening times and further details:
www.plymouth.ac.uk/arts/hot14
#HOTSPOT14

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Play and Prosume

  • 19 June — 30 August 2014

Coming Soon Exciting New Exhibition for Summer 2014! Check the Peninsula Arts website for updates.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.

Plymouth High School for Girls A-Level Art Exhibition

  • 30 June 2014 10am-5pm

Plymouth High School for Girls proudly showcase a collection of inspirational artworks by their A-Level Students, exploring painting, textiles, illustration and photography.
The collection is made up of final pieces with some preparatory work demonstrating the progression of the students. The exhibition highlights the quality of work produced by our students and celebrates their incredible talent and hard works.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Signpost 12 + 21G Exhibition

  • 7 — 8 August 2014 10am-5pm

Visit this fantastic exhibition of art from A Level students working in collaboration with professional artists from the 21 Group, presenting a wide range of approaches, techniques and media. Curated by the students themselves their artworks are a true observation of humanity, the environment and materialism with each artist gaining motivation from how they look, think and create. Visit www.devonportartsprojects.com for more information.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

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.
Photograph of bee polinating flower

Bee Myths

  • 25 April 2014 7-9pm

TS Eliot prize winner John Burnside will read from the artists' book Melissographia, a sequence of poems scattered with embossed, hand-painted pollen maps made with his long-standing collaborator, artist Amy Shelton. He will also read Bee Myths, a new work that reflects on the role of bees in the evolution of myth, husbandry, cultivation and healing. Following the reading there will be a Q&A with John Burnside and Amy Shelton chaired by Anthony Caleshu.

Produced in association with Honeyscribe

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets: £6.60 Concessions £4.50 Friends of Peninsula Arts Free.

Gabriele D’Annunzio: poet, seducer and preacher of war in Italy’

  • 29 April 2014 From 7pm

D'Annunzio, the debauched artist who became a national hero, evolving from an idealist Romantic to a radical right-wing revolutionary during the emergence of fascism, is the focus of cultural historian and critic Lucy Hughes-Hallett's fascinating talk based upon her recent book, The Pike, A Biography of Gabriele D'Annunzio. Lucy is the author of Cleopatra, Queen, Lover, Legend and regularly reviews for the Sunday Times Books Section.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Tickets: £6.60 Concessions £4.50 Friends of Peninsula Arts and Historial Association Members Free

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Gramophone

Analyse this! Self-referential songs and their strangeness

  • 30 April 2014 7-9pm

Most songs tell a story or evoke an emotional experience, but some use the lyrics to talk about their own musical features. Ranging from Arthur Sullivan’s ‘The Lost Chord’ to Natasha Bedingfield’s ‘Unwritten’, Dr Bethany Lowe reflects on a wide variety of songs whose own harmony, melody, rhythm, structure, genre, temporality, and even compositional failures are their own subjects. What can we discover from these about the ways that ‘normal’ songs function? Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Robot

Living Machines! Building Robots to be Like Us

  • 1 May 2014 6:30-9pm

What happens when we build robots with nervous systems that mimic living creatures? In this month's CogTalk, Professor Tony Prescott and Professor Florentin Wörgötter will discuss the notion of living machines. What are the advantages and disadvantages of building robots based on biology? How close are we to designing living machines that can learn, think and act for themselves, as animals do, and why do we want them? Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Photograph of captured gun and flag on a railway truck.

The German Prisoners of War in Japan during the First World War

  • 10 May 2014 7-9pm

Around 4500 German Prisoners of War (POW) were shipped to Japan following the Japanese occupation of the German colony of Qingdao in China in 1914. The prisoners spent the remainder of the war in a variety of POW camps far away from home and the main theatres of war. Dr Sandra Barkhof will bring to life the challenges faced by the POW and their coping mechanisms in this exceptional situation. Part of 'Japan400' and the Plymouth University First World War Centenary commemoration. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £6.60 Concessions £4.50 Friends of Peninsula Arts Free.

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

Constructing Gender & Sexuality: Cultures with more than two genders.

  • 21 May 2014 From 7pm

Widely thought of as a development in the modern world, this talk will look at historical and current societies that recognise more than just male and female genders, social categories and constructs. Professor William Naphy, historical consultant for 'Out in the World', a Radio 3 series on the history of sexuality, will draw on examples from societies around the world such as modern Thailand and the history of first nations’ North Americans.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £6.60 Concessions £4.50 Friends of Peninsula Arts Free

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

The Second World War in Plymouth: Destruction and a New Beginning

  • 21 May 2014 From 7pm

Dr Kayleigh Milden and Simon Petherick

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets: £6.60 Concessions £4.50 Friends of Peninsula Arts Free

Website

http://www.peninsula-arts.co.uk

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