“And then to keep on living”: the art of Laura Edmunds

by Tom Jeffreys This text was originally published to accompany 'A Soft Introduction', a solo show for artist Laura Edmunds at Ocean Studios, Plymouth as part of the Plymouth Weekender 22-24 September 2017. “The air itself is one vast library, on whose pages are for ever written all that man has ever said or woman… Continue reading “And then to keep on living”: the art of Laura Edmunds

Riding the wave: Plymouth’s burgeoning art scene

On 6 September 1620, 102 passengers and a crew of around 25–30 set sail on the Mayflower from Plymouth. It was over two months until they sighted land: the curved promontory on the east coast of North America today known as Cape Cod. The rest, as they say, is history. As Plymouth gears up for the 400th… Continue reading Riding the wave: Plymouth’s burgeoning art scene

Helen Tope: By the People, For the People

by Helen Tope "Art is the battle-cry of the outsider and the underdog. It moves across borders, between generations and over time. To create is one of our oldest impulses, and it’s survived war, famine and disease. It’s a remarkably resilient phenomenon, but a modern challenge has emerged." Read more here: Helen Tope This text was… Continue reading Helen Tope: By the People, For the People

Sophie Mellor: Sorry for any Inconvenience Caused

by Sophie Mellor "We meet our guide under The Big Screen on Armada Way, and wait awhile, wondering if anyone else will join us on this walking tour of the city’s past, present and future. And just as an aside, a pause if you like, in this tale of true fiction - did you know… Continue reading Sophie Mellor: Sorry for any Inconvenience Caused

Rosemary Babichev: The Twilight of Stonehouse Barracks

by Rosemary Babichev "Durnford Street, on a narrow strip of land reaching straight out to sea, is a beautiful place in Plymouth but an unsettling one. Its graceful, well-proportioned terraces, the flamboyant southern colours of the great houses nearer its end at Devil’s Point, and marble paving stones set with tiny bronze oblongs bearing the… Continue reading Rosemary Babichev: The Twilight of Stonehouse Barracks