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Working with artists

We are an art gallery as well as a Museum and are committed to representing and working with quality artists who have strong links to the south west.

Have a look through the pages in this section of our website to find out more about the different projects we are and have been involved in with local artists and craftspeople.

Current projects

New Story of Craft - throughout 2014 and 2015 we are working with British artist, Paul Scott on a new commission as part of the Contemporary Art Society's 'New Story of Craft' scheme. Our commission is part of a national consortium with partner museums in Bristol, Cardiff and Liverpool.

New Expressions 3 - throughout 2014 and 2015 we will be working with British artist, Keith Harrison on a new commission as part of the National New Expressions 3 programme

Plymouth Porcelain: A New Collection - visit this page to find out more about our collaboration with ceramic artist, Clare Twomey. The finished work is now on display in our Atrium Gallery. You can also visit our exhibition response page for further details about the work we've undertaken in connection with this New Expressions 2 funded commission

Crafts Showcases - regular displays of work by local craftspeople organised by our Art Department

Previous projects

National and Special Events - we worked with local artist, Karen Evans on our Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival and Big Draw events in 2012. We also joined forces with local artists, Helen Round and Jill Holland on our International Women's Day, Summer Mix and Contemporary Craft Fair activities and Jane Stevens on events connected to our 2013 exhibition, 'Gordon Baldwin: Objects for a Landscape'

New Light on Newlyn - our autumn/winter 2012 exhibition featured new work by selected members from Cornwall's Newlyn Society of Artists displayed alongside historic works from our permanent art collection

BeetleMania! - our summer 2012 exhibition featured two watercolour illustrations by local artist, John Walters and a metal sculpture of a Devils Coach Horse by local sculptors, Thrussell and Thrussell

Xaio Bai Li - see images of our work with artist, Xaio Bai Li as part of our Tales and Legends project

Hannah Silva - see images of our education work with artist, Hannah Silva in response to our 'Draw Me a Story: The Art of Illustration for Children' exhibition

Lust in Translation - find out more about our exciting 'Lust in Translation' project which was led by Eloise Malone of Effervescent Social Alchemy with independent artist, Ray White

Peter Stiles, PVAC Associate - find out more about our work with Devon-based artist, Peter Stiles as part of the Plymouth Visual Arts Consortium's Associates Scheme

Lens by Glenn Carter - our 2010 Arts Council England-funded commission by stained glass artist, Glenn Carter

Labelled by Dail Behennah - our 2009 enamel commission by Bristol-based artist, Dail Behennah, funded through the New Expressions scheme

Kurt Jackson: River - our exhibition of work by Cornish-based artist, Kurt Jackson was displayed here from March to July 2010

Community outreach projects - details about recent projects we've worked on with artists including, St. Luke's Hospice's 25th Anniversary, Feeling is Believing and our REC Partnership Working

2008 to 2009 exhibitions - go to our archive and open the 'Exhibitions 2008 to 2009' document for information about 'Dancing the Clay: Ceramics by Tony Lattimer', 'Plymouth Society of Artists' and 'The Animal Gaze'

2007 to 2008 exhibitions - open the 'Exhibitions 2007 to 2008' document for information about our major Abolition 200 exhibition, 'Human Cargo' which involved new commissions by five contemporary artists. You can also visit the exhibition response area to see a summary of our 'Sweatshop' project with artist, Lisa Cheung

2006 to 2007 exhibitions - take a look at the 'Exhibitions 2006 to 2007' document for information about our 'Lead Astray', 'The Art of Dining' and 'Plymouth Society of Artists' exhibitions. You can also visit the exhibition response area to see summaries of the work we did in 2006 with the Drawn to the Valley artists