Plymouth Art Weekender 2016


Friday 23 September 2016 – Sunday 25 September 2016
Opening Hours: See individual events for opening hours

Plymouth Art Weekender is an ambitious three day event taking place across the city on 23/24/25th September 2016. The Weekender confidently celebrates Plymouth, its people and the visual arts, promoting the city as an exciting contemporary art destination. The Weekender will showcase a wide and diverse range of activity for all ages including a large array of events and exhibitions throughout the city by local, national and international artists.

Following an open call for ideas, over 90 events features over 500 local, national, and international artists including Douglas Gordon, Myriam Lefkowitz, Jock Mooney, Katya Sander, Low Profile and a public art commission by art collective, Reactor who will build an interactive robot head on Armada Way. Exhibitions, talks, music, film, workshops, and performance will be staged across Plymouth, taking over galleries, houses, empty spaces, connecting communities together across the city together.

The Weekender prides itself on being open to all and includes artists, school children, wrestlers, church congregations, orchestras, parades and street parties.

The Weekender events can be navigated through the free Art Weekender map, available from galleries, shops and libraries across Plymouth, as well as online at 


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Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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