The Arts Institute Archive

Image: Slow Painting, 24 January – 28 March 2020, The Levinsky Gallery - A Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London

The Arts Institute (formerly Peninsula Arts) is proud to host a diverse range of contemporary art and culture supporting established, new and emerging artists from around the world. This includes acclaimed exhibitions featuring the work of Turner Prize winning artists; world renowned musical experiences; cutting-edge theatre productions; and a programme of talks providing new insight and perspectives into contemporary culture, society and history. 

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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Some Call It Home (Trailer)

Some Call It Home

4 and 5 June 2021 | Theatre Royal Plymouth

A provocative multimedia music drama bringing to life conflicting perspectives of our uneasy relationship with the land – our home, our planet. A world premiere performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra ensemble with leading international soloists.

Tracing a narrative through-line from the colonisation of North America to the current climate change and geopolitics induced mass migration, Some Call It Home combined imagery, video, narration, song and a string orchestra over the course of its 75-minute runtime. Created, produced and directed by Robert Taub, Music Director at The Arts Institute, as part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations.

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