We The People Are The Work


We The People Are The Work

Friday 22nd September 2017 - Saturday 18th November 2017

We The People Are The Work is a city-wide exhibition that will build connections and collaborations between the people of Plymouth and internationally renowned artists.

The city will be activated by a series of newly commissioned artworks that question our engagement with politics and identity. In the wake of recent global events, it asks what are the differences and shared experiences that shape society?

Ciara Phillips’ work will be shown at Plymouth Arts Centre. Phillips works mainly in printmaking and her approach is expansive and experimental. Her interest lies in both the physical processes involved in printing and the capacity to explore, test and develop ideas through it. Printing has also been linked with political and social activism – a tool to call for action.

We The People Are The Work is curated by Simon Morrissey, Director of Foreground, and presented by PVAPG (Plymouth Visual Art Programming Group), a partnership between The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art, KARST, Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University, Plymouth Arts Centre and The Box, Plymouth. It is part of Horizon, a two-year visual arts programme in Plymouth supported by Arts Council England’s ‘Ambition for Excellence’ programme and Plymouth Culture.

Exhibition Launch
Friday 22 Sept, 17:00–22:00
Starts at Peninsula Arts and will progress to the other venues on foot, finishing at KARST.
Free, RSVP to contact@wethepeoplearethe.work

Join us at Peninsula Arts for the official launch of We The People Are The Work at 17:30 and enjoy an introduction to the artists’ work at the five venues across the city.

17:00–19:00 Peninsula Arts & The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art
18:00–20:30 Plymouth Arts Centre & The Council House
20:00–22:00 KARST

Curator’s Tour
Saturday 23 Sept, 11:00–14:00
Starts at Peninsula Arts and will progress to the other venues on foot, finishing at KARST. Free, booking via Peninsula Arts Box Office 01752 585050.

Join We The People Are The Work curator Simon Morrissey on a walking tour of the five venues. Throughout the tour Simon will discuss the ideas behind the exhibition and how the participatory process of the project has influenced the development of each of the works presented in the galleries.

Venues and Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9:00-17:00, Saturday 10:00-14:00 The Gallery, Plymouth College of Art
Tuesday – Saturday 13:00-20:30 Plymouth Arts Centre
Monday – Saturday 10:00-16:00 The Council House
Wednesday – Saturday 11:00-17:00 KARST
Monday – Friday 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00 Peninsula Arts Gallery
Sunday 24 September 10:00-17:00 All venues
Free admission

For more about We The People Are The Work, visit wethepeoplearethe.work
For more about Horizon, visit plymouth-horizon.co.uk

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