Vega Macotela
& Thomas
Antonio Vega Macotela, Study of Exhaustion: Study No. 3, The Flesh, 2013
Antonio Vega Macotela, Study of Exhaustion: Study No. 3, The Flesh, 2013.

Antonio Vega Macotela and Eduardo Thomas’ multidisciplinary practices often engage particular communities such as prison inmates, soldiers or miners and draw on the history of experimental film and documentary strategies respectively. 

In their new commission the Mexican artists team up to explore notions of representation, identity and visibility, through working with local residents who took part as extras in Tim Burton’s 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland, parts of which were shot in Plymouth.

Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University
Peninsula Arts at Plymouth University

Peninsula Arts Gallery at Plymouth University delivers a significant programme at the cutting-edge of global contemporary art. Complemented by film, theatre, dance, music and talks, it offers a public audience a unique thematic experience.

Peninsula Arts is the wide-ranging public arts programme of Plymouth University, catering to many and varied audiences, raising aspirations and enriching lives through high-quality cultural experiences. 

It hosts the largest contemporary art gallery in Plymouth; the Jill Craigie Cinema; The House and its cutting edge performance programme; a year-long series of fascinating talks that open up the world of history and contemporary culture, and a rich classical and contemporary music programme.

Peninsula Arts plays a pivotal role in building culture and art in the city and South West region, supporting established, new and emerging artists from around the world. They are invested in the cultural development of the city and provide support for creative initiatives, projects and festivals that attract new voices to the region and showcase the wealth of talent within Plymouth.

In partnership with Plymouth City Council, they will add to the city’s cultural offering by opening the Plymouth History Centre in 2020. This partnership strengthens the relationship between history and art in a city that boasts a unique heritage and a flourish of contemporary art. 

Plain Speaking Tours2

Starts in The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art then travels on foot to Peninsula Arts, Plymouth University and ends at Plymouth Arts Centre.

Tour
Plain Speaking Tours with Crazy Glue
Sat, 4th Nov
1300—1500
Remembrance 20014218746

Jill Craigie Cinema, Plymouth University

Cinema
Remembrance
Mon, 6th Nov
1900
Iceland Graffitti
Other
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