Peninsula Arts

Peter Greenaway

Peninsula Arts is the wide-ranging public arts programme of Plymouth University and 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. The programme includes exhibitions, dance, films, music, performance and talks.

It hosts the largest contemporary art gallery in Plymouth; a diverse range of classic films and contemporary cinematic masterpieces screened in the Jill Craigie Cinema; a cutting edge theatre and dance programme in The House; musical performances and concerts including the Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta, and a year-long series of fascinating talks that open up the world of history.

Open to all Plymouth University students and the public.

Visions season

Artists have long been associated with having visionary outlooks, whether inspired by dreams or questioning existing ideas, we have come to expect artists and creative thinkers to provide new ways of understanding and seeing the world. From the quiet, meditative drawings of the Thinking Tantra exhibition that traces the relationship between Indian Tantric art and aspects of Western abstract art, to the Words and Music Festival: The Roaring Twenties that explores the seismic cultural shifts that were happening across music, film and art at that time, this season explores visions in all its cultural forms. Our programmers and academic colleagues, working with Plymouth History Centre, have sought to bring together a vibrant programme of films, talks, exhibitions, performances and music events that open up new opportunities to engage with the visions, both historical and contemporary, that have changed the way we experience the world.

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  • t "Blown away by #Butterscotch @PeninsulaArts @PlymUniMusic #PACMF Universities play an important role in supporting experimental art/music." Sarah Chapman
  • t "Some truly incredible works here; and well worth a visit." Mark Jessett
  • f "Blissful sheer escapism." Alexandra Miranda
  • . "Absolutely stunning exhibition. Thank you so much for bringing it to Plymouth." Carly Seller on 'Thinking Tantra'
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  • t "Fantastic opportunity to see established and up and coming artists! Amazing space." Jason Brownlee
  • t "Great crowd for today's conversation on #ThinkingTantra @PeninsulaArts. One visitor: "It's so immersive, I can't look away" @TerahWalkup
  • t "Was a very fascinating talk from a very fascinating man" @LilMussRuin on 'In Conversation with Peter Greenaway'