Alberta Whittle Celestial Meditations II, 2017. © the artist. Courtesy of Alberta Whittle and Copperfield, London.

British Art Show 9

8 Oct - 23 Dec 2022


British Art Show is a landmark touring exhibition that celebrates the vitality of recent art made in Britain. British Art Show 9 explores three important themes – healing, care and reparative history; tactics for togetherness; and imagining new futures.

In Plymouth, the exhibition will be centred on the migration of bodies, peoples, plants, objects, ideas and forms; taking inspiration from and referencing the role it’s played in Britain’s colonial past, as well as the encounters between British and other cultures that have and continue to enrich our society.

37 different artists will present their work across four different venues: KARST, The Box, The Levinsky Gallery at the University of Plymouth and MIRROR at the Arts University Plymouth. Entry to the exhibition is free with no need to book.

Alongside their film, photography, multimedia, painting, sculpture and performance works there will also be a film programme featuring a selection of artist films, gallery talks, special events and outreach activities across the city. Find out more:

British Art Show 9 is a Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition presented in collaboration with the cities of Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Plymouth. Curated by Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar. In Plymouth, the venues will deliver the show in partnership with Plymouth Culture and thanks to support from Plymouth City Council, Arts Council England and the ArtFund with GWR as the officical travel partner.