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 City Council (Arts and Heritage), 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 Francis 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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Visions Season - Visions of the past and future

Visions as a concept speaks of imagination, experience and the way we see the world and the effects of this can be seen no more clearly than in the work of contemporary artists today. For the 2017 Plymouth Contemporary, the selected artists have explored the theme ‘Visions’ in all its forms, from political to social, utopian to dystopian and more, and is representative of the turbulent social and political landscape today.

Paul Vivian, Crouching Billionaire Ghost, 2014. Safety blanket, wood, metal, tape, cut paper. Height approx. 100cm.

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