Image: Sin Wai Kin, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (still), 2021 © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei and Soft Opening, London. Produced by Chi-Wen Productions

You’re invited to British Art Show 9 - the UK’s most ambitious touring exhibition of contemporary art!

From 8 October to 23 December (8 January at The Box), come and see the work of some of the country’s most exciting artists, in a free exhibition that only visits four cities across the country, once every five years.

British Art Show 9 showcases art produced by 37 different artists from 2015 up to now; a period that begins with Britain voting to leave the European Union and closes with the still unfolding COVID-19 pandemic.

The artists in British Art Show 9 use film, photography, painting, sculpture and performance to highlight and respond to this complex time; exploring new modes of resistance and imagining a more hopeful world. Their projects often blur the boundaries between art and life; imagining alternative futures and different ways of living together that focus on collaboration, care and the things we have in common.

Whether you’re an avid art-lover or a first-time visitor, don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this blockbuster exhibition with family, friends or by yourself, in four of the city’s best arts venues.

Venues: The Box, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AX - KARST, 22 George Place, Stonehouse, Plymouth PL1 3NY - The Levinsky Gallery, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA - MIRROR, Arts University Plymouth, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT

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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 with the support of Plymouth City Council, Arts Council England, Art Fund and Plymouth Citybus with Great Western Railway as the official travel partner.

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