Plymouth College of Art Commercial Photography students archive collections at The Box

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Students from Plymouth College of Art’s BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising and Editorial course have collaborated with expert curators from The Box, Plymouth to photograph items from the collections of the £40+ million cultural development which is set to open in spring 2020.

Guided by Curator of Art, Terah Walkup and Media Archivist, Stacey Anderson, the...

Exhibition: Collected Shadows

This exhibition of 200 photographs is drawn from the extensive collection of the Archive of Modern Conflict (AMC). The AMC was first established 25 years ago as a repository for vernacular photography and ephemera relating to the First and Second World Wars. It has since grown to a total of eight million images encompassing a plethora of subject matter – not solely defined by war and conflict – collected from diverse sources all over the world.

Curated by AMC Director, Timothy Prus, Collected Shadows offers a glimpse into these extraordinary holdings. This eclectic display includes...

Trans-form – Trevor Bell

Trans-Form presents a selection of major works spanning the last three decades of award-winning artist Trevor Bell’s career, including the most recent paintings and favoured works from the artist’s personal archive.

Along with other significant artists who were working in St Ives in the 1950s, Trevor Bell (1930-2017), helped establish British art on the international stage. He also spent 20 years living and working in America and showed work on both sides of the Atlantic.

Trans-Form is the last exhibition supervised by Trevor Bell who passed away in November 2017. Recently...


In this hands-on direct animation workshop, you will make your mark with paints, pens, bleach, scalpels and even old letraset transfers on a length of 16mm film stock – clear and black film leader, or even old archive 16mm films, which you will be able to re-author.

Lecturers and Imperfect Cinema hosts, Dr Allister Gall from Media Arts, Plymouth University and Dan Paolantonio, Film, Plymouth College of Art, are on hand to guide you through the creative collaborative process. This workshop is recommended for those aged between 16-18 years old.

Free admission, booking...

From the Archive: Peninsula Arts Film Commission Premiere

Award-winning artists, Frances Scott and Bryony Gillard, showcase their original pieces for the first time. Using archive footage from the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), Frances and Bryony have created two new works exploring the theme of ‘Visions of History’.

A prelude of visual highlights from SWFTA’s rich and diverse archive is included, introduced by Stacey Anderson, Archive Director, SWFTA.

£6/£4.20/Friends free. Discounts available via the Artory App and free to Plymouth University students via SPiA

Commission opportunity will use film to explore Plymouth's past and future

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Archive footage of Plymouth’s rich and varied past will be used to open a window on the city’s future as part of a new annual film commission.

Coordinated by Peninsula Arts – the public arts programme of Plymouth University – and the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA), the £5,000 commission opportunity will be open to both filmmakers and curators.

They will be...

Devon Rural Archive showcases Plymouth photographer's evocative images

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An exhibition of photographs capturing the soul of the West Country over the past sixty years will be on display at the Devon Rural Archive at Shilstone near Modbury from Tuesday 14th May to Thursday 4th July, 2013.

Taken by Plymouth photographer Roy J. Westlake APRS, the special exhibition is on loan from Plymouth’s South West Image Bank (SWiB). The stunning images have been...

Bite size talk: Fake Future Present with Jilly Payne

Join Jilly Payne, Archive Film Programmer at The Box, for a talk that explores the use of its collections in the two Film Commissions that were created in 2018 based on the theme of Revolutions.

Jilly’s talk will look at how the 2018 visual artists used the archive to explore their understanding of a constantly changing technological world and the role that artificial intelligence plays.

Part of The Unknown Knowns exhibition programme

Free admission, booking is essential

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