Plymouth’s Two Presidents

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Plymouth (or Plympton St Maurice to be exact), has an important part to play in the history of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Arts (RA). In fact, we’re the only place outside London to have produced twoContinue reading “Plymouth’s Two Presidents”

Public art inspired by history

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Plymouth has a range of permanent public artworks, many of which are linked with or inspired by the city’s history. Here’s our ‘Top Five’! Hope Frances May Favata’s large stone sculpture is located at the rear ofContinue reading “Public art inspired by history”

Keith Harrison

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter What do a painting, a military band, a musical performance, an exhibition, an event on water and a giant wave breaker have in common? They were all part of a project called ‘Heavy Rock’ by Plymouth-based artistContinue reading “Keith Harrison”

Jack Pickup Exhibition

Plymouth Unitarian Church Plymouth Unitarian Church | Notte Street | Plymouth PL1 2HG | 01752 290091Website Facebook Twitter The doors of the Unitarian Church in Notte Street were officially opened in May 1958. The congregation had been meeting in temporary premises for the previous seventeen years because the Unitarian Chapel in Treville Street had beenContinue reading “Jack Pickup Exhibition”

Robert Lenkiewicz

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Born in London in 1941, to parents who ran the ‘only Jewish guest house in town’, Robert Lenkiewicz led a very interesting life. He moved to Plymouth in the early 1970s and became one of the city’sContinue reading “Robert Lenkiewicz”

Beryl Cook OBE

The Box The Box | Tavistock Place | Plymouth | Devon PL4 8AX 01752 304774 Email Facebook Twitter Born Beryl Frances Lansley in Egham, Surrey in 1926, she would go on to produce an array of artworks full of larger than life characters that ‘ranged from stout lady bowlers goosing each other to middle-aged men in bikinisContinue reading “Beryl Cook OBE”

Plymouth and Art

Today and tomorrow we’ll be looking at artists who were born or have worked in Plymouth. Today, we’ll be looking at Beryl Cook, Robert Lenkiewicz, Jack Pickup and Keith Harrison – artists from the city’s more recent past. You can hear Lenkiewicz and Cook in this clip from the city’s media archive. Tomorrow, we’ll beContinue reading “Plymouth and Art”