Exhibition: Plymouth Contemporary
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    Monday-Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00 Peninsula Arts Gallery Wednesday-Saturday 11:00-17:00 KARST

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Now in its second year, the Plymouth Contemporary, run in partnership with Plymouth Museums Galleries Archives, is an open submission exhibition, providing a platform for new, up and coming creative talent alongside artists working nationally and internationally.

The 2017 Contemporary has grown to include the city’s largest independent contemporary art venue in Plymouth, KARST, providing space to show more quality artwork and to extend the impact of this prestigious biennial.

The artists, selected by a panel of curators, art directors and artists were asked to respond to the theme ‘Visions’, a pertinent subject at a time when the world, on the surface at least, seems to be going through turbulent change. Artists have explored what the concept of ‘Visions’ might mean for us now – from the political and social, to alternative realities and other dimensions, imaginary or absurd, utopian or dystopian, concrete or literal.

Nominate your favourite artwork to win this year’s Audience Choice prize when you visit.

Thank you to our sponsors: Artmill Gallery and Framing Centre, Bond Dickinson and Frances May Favata, sculptress.

Date: Saturday 15 July - Saturday 2 September
Monday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00, Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 Peninsula Arts Gallery
Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 - 17:00 KARST
Ticket information: Free admission

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Plymouth Contemporary 2017

Want to know about the Plymouth Contemporary? You can find out more about the biennial exhibition, the awards on offer, the selection process and the full list of judges.

You can also find the full list of selected artists, whose artwork will be displayed across the Peninsula Arts Gallery and KARST.

Find out more about the Plymouth Contemporary

Plymouth Young Contemporary Open

View artwork from the selected artists for the 2016 Plymouth Young Contemporary Open with our partner, Effervescent, at the Radiant Gallery from Friday 15 July to Saturday 2 September.

Plymouth Young Contemporary Open is a partnership between Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University and Effervescent, with associated partners: Karst, Ocean Studios, Plymouth Arts Centre and Plymouth Culture.

Find out more information.

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