A showcase of selected works from Plymouth University’s Fine Art degree show 2014

23rd September 2014 The students may just be arriving back, but one Plymouth pub is keen integrate the artistic talents of last year’s students for the wider community to enjoy. Plymouth community arts pub the Bread and Roses, will be showcasing the talents of local artists from Plymouth University across the venue from 27th September – 12th October. The curation of artwork from eight individual Fine Art Graduates will be on display across the venue for members of the public to view free of charge.

The opening event on the 27th September will begin at 6pm accompanied by music by local artist and musician Oovie Usher and a closing party on the 12th October will be accompanied by talks from the artists.  

Artist exhibiting:

{C}·         {C}Rob Allen

{C}·         {C}Xiao Chen

{C}·         {C}Sarah Jane Hodge

{C}·         {C}Isabel James

{C}·         {C}Holly Knowles

{C}·         {C}Rosie King

{C}·         {C}Jools Mercer

{C}·         {C}Oovie Usher

“All too often art graduates leave the south west for London or Bristol. Part of what The Bread and Roses is aiming to do is to encourage the growth of arts and culture in the area by providing a platform exhibitions and art projects.” Rachael Gomery, Visual Arts Coordinator.

The Visual arts program at Bread and Roses offers a space for art, which is far from the ‘white cube’. With a focus on collaboration and community engagement that aims to bridge the gap between artist and wider society, creating the opportunity to forge new interdisciplinary relationships in a dynamic environment. 2013 saw Jools Mercer stitching the patrons of the pub and Ebrington street for months on end as guest Artist In Residence and Visual Arts Coordinator Rachael Gomery is keen to showcase even more work over 2014/15 that challenges what art is and how it should be viewed..

The Community Interest Company reinvests a portion of all profits into arts and community projects in the local area.