The Box Plymouth

Lots to enjoy online and in person as The Box

gets ready for Christmas

In conversation

Although The Box has been temporarily closed for the last four weeks, you can gain some great insights into its exhibitions thanks to a series of online conversations involving its curators. 


Discover more about the beautiful window commission and installation in St Luke's church by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes, in an Instagram conversation between Contemporary Art Curator, Nicoletta Lambertucci and London's Unit 1 Gallery.


Get an overview of the 'Kehinde Wiley: Ship of Fools' exhibition and some of the works it includes in a YouTube conversation between Senior Curator, Emma Philip and Kimberley Cumberbatch, Assistant Curator at Royal Museums Greenwich.


Listen as Jo Loosemore, Curator of the 'Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy' exhibition, unpacks some of the myths around Thanksgiving in the latest podcast episode from The Art Newspaper. Jo’s segment runs for the first 26 minutes.

To see the exhibitions in person, book your tickets via The Box’s website. Dates from 2 to 31 December are now available. Tickets for January will be also be released soon. 

Research bursary relaunched

The Box has just relaunched a research bursary established in the memory a long-serving member of staff.


Maureen Attrill worked at the City Museum and Art Gallery for nearly 33 years before her sudden death in February 2011. During that time she made several key acquisitions for the collections and masterminded many exhibitions.


Applications are now welcomed for a bursary of up to £1,250 to support a research project linked to The Box’s art collections. The bursary can be used to fund travel expenses, attendance at conferences, seminars or events, materials, books and childcare costs.


The successful applicant will produce a project summary and a 1,000+ word article on their findings. They will also be offered the opportunity to present their research as part of The Box’s events programme in 2021.


Applications can be made via The Box’s website by midday on Monday 21 December.

Festive activities

With confirmation that the national lockdown will be lifted from 2 December, The Box is now preparing to confirm its programme for the festive season. Keep checking its website and social media channels for information about special events and evening openings. Sample the Christmas menu in The Box Kitchen & Bar – and don’t forget you can purchase some great gifts and decorations in its online shop.

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