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Heidi Morstang, Prosperous Mountain, 2014

Welcome to the new season
We start our 2023 programme with the second in the series of Climavore workshops from British Art Show 9 artistic collective Cooking Sections, before opening Heidi Morstang: Field Observations in The Levinsky Gallery. The exhibition from this internationally renowned filmmaker and photographer puts a spotlight on the climate emergency through film and photography. It is accompanied by a fascinating programme of films, bitesize gallery talks, and family and creative workshops. We are also looking forward to welcoming the Southbank Sinfonia to Levinsky Hall. A chance for all music lovers to experience the crème de la crème of young musicians before they embark on careers with some of the world’s most prestigious orchestras. For those of us who revel in contemporary dance, two fascinating performances are scheduled in The House, with Mama, the latest work from Olivier award-winning choreographer Botis Seva, bringing our programme to a close.

The Arts Institute is the curated public arts programme of the University of Plymouth which plays a pivotal role in building culture and art in the city and South West region, supporting established, new and emerging artists from around the world.

It comprises The Levinsky Gallery, a space for engaging, contemporary artworks; the Jill Craigie Cinema which screens a diverse range of classic films and contemporary cinematic masterpieces; a cutting-edge theatre and dance programme in The House; musical performances and concerts, and a year-long series of fascinating talks that open up a world of art, literature and history.

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Heidi Morstang: Field Observations

11 February – 8 April 2023
Selected works that are an observation of a fragile natural environment, and the increasing changes in the climate that has developed into a global emergency. Through photography and film, landscape is the principal line of inquiry with the attempt to see various ways humans intervene with and in it.
Heidi is Associate Professor in Photography at University of Plymouth.
<p>Heidi Morstang, Prosperous Mountain, 2014<br></p>


10 May 2023
Mama is the latest work from Olivier award-winning choreographer Botis Seva.
Through generational stories of colonised bodies and questions of what race and culture mean in today’s world, Mama mixes the beauty of chaos with the quietness of the human soul. It plunges audiences into an unforgiving world fraying at the seams, a world where dark colonial secrets start to see the light, where once loved communities crumble.
<p>Helen Maybanks, Design by Matt Hodges<br></p>

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