8 Oct – 23 Dec 2022


British Art Show 9 explores three overarching themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures. Each of the four exhibitions will also adapt to local contexts. In Plymouth the exhibition is centred on the migration of bodies, peoples, plants, objects, ideas and forms.

The Box. Image courtesy of The Box, Plymouth


8 Oct – 23 Dec 2022


Plymouth played a central role in Britain’s colonial conquests. Most famously the Mayflower set sail for the ‘New World’ – a European coined term – in 1620 from Plymouth’s docks. This Euro-centric perspective seeded the belief that this ‘new’ land and its people were available to Europeans to extract and exploit, and also led to the marginalisation of indigenous cultures and practices. In Plymouth the exhibition focuses on the ways that encounters between British and other cultures have enriched British society, in ways that are still visible today.


BAS9 in Plymouth includes a film programme in which a selection of artist films allows expanded connections with the works in the galleries. The daily film timings will be listed in the exhibition guide available soon to download below.



Wed – Sat: 11am – 5pm

MIRROR , Plymouth College of Art

Mon – Fri: 9am – 5pm, Sat: 10am – 2pm

The Box, Plymouth

Tue – Sun: 10am – 5pm

The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth

Tue – Fri: 10am – 5pm

Sat – Sun: 12pm – 5pm

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The Box Exterior 2. Image courtesy of The Box, Plymouth