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.

Soil Culture: Deep Roots

  • 16 January — 19 March 2016 *on now

Deep Roots presents a series of works by six of the most established international artists who have engaged with soils over many years. It ranges from previously unseen work by Mel Chin, who uses plants to extract heavy metals from contaminated land, to that of Claire Pentecost who has refashioned soil into the shape of gold ingots to reflect its true worth. Individual works by seven British artists working with soils today are also shown.

The exhibition is the climax of the Soil Culture programme, initiated by the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World in partnership with Falmouth University, to celebrate the UN International Year of Soils.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2016

Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival 2016 - Frontiers: Expanding Musical Imagination

  • 26 — 28 February 2016

The theme of the 2016 edition of the Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival is Frontiers: Expanding Musical Imagination.

It will showcase extraordinary new technologies and approaches to composition and performance that are pushing the boundaries of music and promoting widening participation in the art of creating music.

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) at Plymouth University is developing extraordinary musical instruments controlled by brain signals, biological interactive computers and technology to enable audiences to actively influence musical compositions and performances.

With music representing the energy of dark matter and biological organisms, to audio-visual performances exploring the electrical activity of the nervous system and computer-generated narratives, this year’s festival will be a truly guided tour at the frontiers of musical imagination.

The festival welcomes back Plymouth University alumni David Everson and Lithuanian guest composer, Linas Baltas.


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Monday - Friday

01752 58 50 50

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