The Arts Institute – public arts programme

Heidi Morstang, Prosperous Mountain, 2014

Welcome to the new season
Our 2023 programme opens with 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. The following exhibition is the Graduate Show Beyond the Mind. We are also looking forward to welcoming the Southbank Sinfonia to Levinsky Hall as they launch our Musica Viva concert series, and we will conclude with a daytime Open Rehearsal. For those of us who revel in contemporary dance, we are delighted to welcome Far From The Norm to The House, with Mama. The latest work from Olivier award-winning choreographer Botis Seva questions what race and culture mean in today’s world. While The Historical Association talks also present British Black Histories by inviting us to revisit the Notting Hill race riots of the 1950s. 

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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The Arts Institute's public programme promotes audience engagement, access to the arts, and directly supports emerging and established artists' careers. Please consider a donation to support development and delivery of our programme.


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2023 Graduate Show: Beyond the Mind

27 May – 17 June 2023
Beyond the Mind presents a showreel from BA Creative Media, and a showcase of 27 interdisciplinary studio-based fine art practices from BA Fine Art, that these graduating students have developed over the course of three years at the University of Plymouth.
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  • t "Fantastic opportunity to see established and up and coming artists! Amazing space." Jason Brownlee
  • . "Absolutely stunning exhibition. Thank you so much for bringing it to Plymouth." Carly Seller on 'Thinking Tantra'
  • t "Was a very fascinating talk from a very fascinating man" @LilMussRuin on 'In Conversation with Peter Greenaway'
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The Arts Institute, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

The Levinsky Gallery, Tuesday – Friday 10:00-17:00 and Saturday – Sunday 12:00-17:00 (closed Mondays and Bank Holidays)

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