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Themes for British Art Show 9

British Art Show 9 will focus on migration when it reaches Plymouth next year, speaking to the city’s longstanding maritime history and its role in colonisation.

The show's overall themes are Healing, Care and Reparative History; Tactics for Togetherness, and Imagining New Futures, all agreed on before the Covid-19 pandemic and the global recognition of racial injustice sparked by the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. The curators say the themes have now become even more relevant and urgent in the present moment.

KARST Head of Creative Programme Ben Borthwick said: “Plymouth has long been celebrated as a city that looks out to the world, where journeys that have reshaped our knowledge of the world were launched. BAS9’s focus on migration, climate change and colonisation is a fantastic opportunity to situate how local histories are implicated in this global context.”


Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry For Itself by Andreea Anghel

Plymouth Contemporary Open Announcement

KARST is excited to continue its partnership with The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth, for the Plymouth Contemporary open 2021.

We invite artists to submit up to two artworks for consideration in response to the theme of ‘Making It’. Open up, interrogate, unpick and shake out what it means to ‘make it’ in your contemporary art practice.

This open submission exhibition encourages and supports new ideas and a risk-taking approach across all art forms.

For more info and on how to apply –…/plymouth-contemporary-2021

Image – Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry For Itself by Andreea Anghel