Plymouth Contemporary 2021

'What Would You Do?' Bo Lanyon, Plymouth Contemporary 2017

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    The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinksy building, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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The Plymouth Contemporary 2021, an open submission exhibition, provides a platform for both emerging creative talent, and more established artists working nationally and internationally. This, the third Plymouth Contemporary exhibition brought to you by The Arts Institute, The Box and KARST, continues to support new ideas and a risk-taking approach across all art forms with previously featured artists going on to achieve national and international success. 

The exhibition will run from 7 July-5 September 2021 across The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth and KARST, featuring work by contemporary visual artists working in a range of mediums, based both nationally and internationally. 

Exhibiting artists will be announced shortly.

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Theme: Making It 

What does ‘Making It’ mean in 2021? The act of making, whether moulding and shaping an idea or a physical artwork, often involves failure, breaking, resistance, serendipity and ingenuity – all of which intertwine and overlap as part of the making process. 

Similarly, what does it mean to ‘make it’ as an artist today? From making a difference, activism and DIY culture, to challenging the idea of success and accomplishment, or even overturning traditional notions of presentation and engagement. Plymouth Contemporary invites artists to open up, interrogate, unpick and shake out what 'Making It' might mean in terms of contemporary art practice in 2021.

'Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry For Itself', Andreea Anghel, Plymouth Contemporary 2017

'Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry For Itself', Andreea Anghel, Plymouth Contemporary 2017

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