We The People Are The Work opening night
23rd Sep, 2017

We would like to thank the lively crowd who braved the rain for the opening night of We The People Are The Work on Friday 22 September.

Starting at Peninsula Arts with opening speeches by Dom Jinks, Executive Director of Plymouth Culture; Phil Gibby, South West Director of Arts Council England; Councillor Glenn Jordan, Plymouth City Council and project Curator Simon Morrissey the launch party then toured all five venues.

Along the way we heard from Hannah Rose, Exhibitions Manager at The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art; Ben Borthwick, Artistic Director at Plymouth Arts Centre and Paul Brookes, Interim Chief Executive for The Box, Plymouth; all of whom thanked the artists, staff teams and project participants (many of whom were present). A number of visitors had signs made by Peter Liversidge’s team of official Sign Painters at The Council House and successfully battled the weather to carry them in procession to KARST, the last stop of the night.

Arts Council England’s South West Director Phil Gibby (@philgibby) tweeted,
“Thought #WeThePeopleAreTheWork was a significant success for #Plymouth tonight”

Artist Paul Hearn (@PaulxHearn) tweeted,
“[applauds enthusiastically] terrific art-yomp across #Plymouth tonight for opening of #WeThePeopleAreTheWork”

Artist Gabrielle Hoad (@gabriellehoad) tweeted,
“So many brilliant things to see at #PAW but this was a highlight: #peterliversidge #WeThePeopleAreTheWork making sign for @PrestonStUnion”

Sign Paintings for Plymouth, Peter Liversidge. Photo: Gabrielle Hoad
Sign Paintings for Plymouth, Peter Liversidge. Photo: Gabrielle Hoad
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Curator Simon Morrissey’s Notes towards an Exhibition

Simon Morrissey, Director of Foreground and curator of We The People Are The Work, shares his early diary notes written over the many months of planning for the exhibition to explore how the ideas behind the Plymouth-wide exhibition took shape.

5th Sep, 2017