Behind the Scenes Blogs

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Adam Milford

Shakespeare is here! In fact, he’s been here for a couple of weeks… The exhibition looks brilliant in the gallery. We’ve welcomed our first primary school to the exhibition, who were very excited to meet our actor portraying¬†Will. Now we’re … Continue reading 

Kiki Blues

Anita Hamlin

Kiki Blues I couldn’t resist adding this song. The Creative and Media group from City School in Sheffield wrote the lyrics based on a piece of work in Graves Gallery. The quirky lyrics were inspired by the lyrics of the … Continue reading 

and now for our feature presentation…

Adam Milford

Today is the University of Plymouth’s Fresher’s Fayre, and we’re busy promoting everything we do here at the Museum and Art Gallery¬†to the fresh young faces on campus. One of the things we’re keen to promote is our ‘Gig in … Continue reading 

3m 45s – please watch

Adam Milford

Please take 3m 45s out of your day to watch this great animation from David Shrigley – please note, it contains some language not necessarily suitable for younger viewers… http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/video/2010/sep/09/arts-funding-david-shrigley?ref=nf Here is another one to have a look at – … Continue reading 

Fix Up Look Sharp

Adam Milford

I’ve been trying to look for Dizzee Rascal lyrics today, but for some reason our council computers are blocking me – I wonder why that could be?! After having a nice holiday I’m back to find the website has been … Continue reading 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tanya Weall

We recently opened the Writers of Influence exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery and had a great time at the private view. I think it was a very exciting experience for the young people who attended (Anouchka, Sam, Alex, Matt … Continue reading 

Pilgrim’s Progress

Adam Milford

A progress report from Plymouth – Schools are very nearly all booked up for the workshop sessions – one or two days available at the moment, but we’re really pleased with the uptake Our young people’s events are coming along … Continue reading 

It’s so sad!

Anita Hamlin

I’ve not blogged for a while because I’ve been grief-stricken. Shakespeare has gone! I think we all had a little tantrum as he left the building. It’s great for Southampton because they get to have such a fantastic exhibition. Anyway, … Continue reading 

Luminous Blue

Tanya Weall

Tomorrow Southampton will host it’s private view for the Writers of Influence exhibition. The gallery has been painted a luminous blue, just like Kelda’s (Youth Forum) gallery model. Louise Stephenson (Exhibitions Officer) and Matt (Youth Forum) were applying the last … Continue reading 

Supermodels: making use of our gallery maquettes

Tanya Weall

Young people attended a talk from Ros Carter Head of Exhibitions at contemporary art gallery ‘the John Hansard Gallery’. Ros talked about installing shows, and in the afternoon, the young people used the gallery models they had made to experiment … Continue reading