Paul Vivian: Crouching Billionaire GhostSafety blanket, wood, metal, tape, cut paper, heigh apprximately 100cm, 2014.

Paul Vivian: Crouching Billionaire Ghost
Safety blanket, wood, metal, tape, cut paper, heigh apprximately 100cm, 2014.

The Arts Institute, KARST Gallery and The Box, Plymouth extend their gratitude to the sponsors of Plymouth Contemporary 2017, Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre, Bond Dickinson and Frances May Favata.

The support of businesses and artists highlights the wide-reaching impact of contemporary art, and ambition of all organisations in Plymouth to widen the effect of art and culture within the City and beyond.

Find out more about the 2017 sponsors below.

Plymouth Contemporary Award
Sponsored by Artmill Gallery & Framing Centre

Artmill host local and international painters, print-makers, potters, sculptors and jewellers and is passionate about supporting artists and the Arts. Isabell Peirson, Founder and Director said:

"We pride ourselves on being an innovative gallery, supporting up and coming artists as well as showcasing some of the South West`s finest painters, potters and sculptors. The ambition of the Plymouth Contemporary, and its global reach, is one we very much support in order to showcase the Arts but also this beautiful city we live and work in."


Special Recognition Award
Sponsored by Bond Dickinson

A dynamic UK law firm with an international reach, they provide a comprehensive legal service to clients across a wide range of legal expertise/sectors. Locally, Bond Dickinson are a keen supporter of the arts and are especially supportive of the positive impact of the Arts on young people.

Craig Moore, Partner said: “We recognise that supporting the arts is crucial to not only the City’s cultural development but also economic growth and this meet’s our objectives to play a role in creating better places to live, work and do business. The Plymouth Contemporary plays a crucial role in the development of new and emerging artists, and raises the profile of Plymouth within the national and international arenas.”

Bond Dickinson

New Artist Award
Sponsored by Frances May Favata

Frances May Favata is a Plymouth-based artist that was first trained in the visual arts, including sculpture before moving to stone carving. 

Most of her work is based on the human form, and the complexity of human relationships whilst releasing the innate strength of the stone.

Frances was commissioned by the University of Plymouth to create a memorial to the 76 civilians who died in a bomb shelter during the Second World War.

Portland Square memorial Mother and Child
Plymouth Contemporary Open