The Plymouth Barbican has a long history of links with the word of Art. From famous artists including Robert Lenkiewicz to the many local artists who have their galleries dotted around the area. There is something to suit everyone who has a love of art here on the Barbican.
Thank you to Kirsten Kruse from 45 Southside Street for compiling the following information 🙂
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Art Galleries on the Plymouth Barbican
Michael Wood Fine Art established in 1967 represents international, national and Westcountry professional artists and are the longest established dealers in the world for the work of Robert Oscar Lenkiewicz with some 80 works currently on display.
Phippen Contemporary Art exhibits Marine Art and contemporary art, including paintings and sculptures as well as ceramics by Plymouth studio potter John Pollex.
Kaya Gallery – “Kaya’s artistic ambitions lie simply in presenting a diverse range of exciting and inspiring art, both original and prints that will sit comfortably in your home. Work from leading South West artists sits comfortably alongside contemporary photography” says Norman Holmes of Kaya Gallery.
Armada Gallery sells prints as well as originals by well known artists, including Robert Lenkiewicz. Mixed Media artist and painter Claire Rice is the current ‘artist in residence’ at the gallery and welcomes visitors to watch her working. (on fb)
New Street Gallery deals in well-known West Country artists including Fred Yates, Robert Lenkiewicz, Mary Stork, Ben Hartley, Diane Nevitt. The gallery also runs a program of changing exhibtions.
Relegacy, based on New Street, specialising in the latest affordable contemporary art produced and other creative bits and pieces all by local artists.
The Pipe is a new contemporary art space on New Street, which hopes to establish itself as a platform for both upcoming and established artists. It is also the studio space of painter Thais Lenkiewicz and an exhibition space is available to rent.
Staying on New Street, why not step back in time with Chris Robinson who sells prints of historic Plymouth and his own books on the history of Plymouth, prints and DVDs at his gallery Plymouth Prints.
Greg Millwood of Blue Peace Gallery has been on the Barbican for many years and sells his own seascapes and beach scenes as well as his wife’s driftwood sculptures from his gallery on Southside Street.
Sue Wills exhibits her own work in White Lane Gallery. She has become known for larger oils on canvas (Modern Abstracts, Flowers and Moonlights) and especially unusual ideas with Art – such as her popular Jigsaw Pieces and Mirrors.
Devons only dedicated Contempory Glass Gallery simply called Glass!! is showing work from local to some of the countries leading glass artists.
Victoria Sewart Gallery is dedicated to contemporary jewellery by British Designers. “I am continually on the hunt for extraordinary, inspiring work. The resulting collections are created from diamonds, gold, acrylic, wood, feathers and even recycled materials. Local designers are well represented and we always insist on high quality handmade designs. ” [Victoria Sewart]
45 Southside specialises in ceramics, glass and metalwork by artists based in Devon or Cornwall. Since opening in May 2009 the gallery has become known for exhibiting high quality and innovative craftsmanship all year round. In spring and autumn one part of the gallery is turned into a temporary exhibition space.