A public art gallery, events programme and online resource based out of and supported by Arts University Plymouth.
MIRROR is a public art gallery based at Arts University Plymouth, which features a high-quality contemporary programme of exhibitions and events, and seeks to enrich teaching and learning at the university, whilst also welcoming a wider public audience to enjoy and debate contemporary arts.
MIRROR’s exhibition programme is shaped by the curriculum, with focus given to art, design and digital media, reflecting the rich and diverse cultural community of the university and the city. MIRROR specialises in supporting artists at various stages of their careers, enabling them to produce new exhibitions, and offering exciting opportunities to enhance their professional practice in fresh and interesting ways.
MIRROR often works in partnership, contributing actively to strengthening and enhancing the offer of arts and culture in Plymouth.
Left to Right: Matt Stokes, British Art Show 7, Suki Dhanda, Eleanor Duffin, Boudicca
We have showcased the work of artists including Matt Stokes, (as part of We The People Are The Work), Abigail Reynolds, Brian Griffiths (as part of The British Art Show 7) Craig Fisher, BOUDICCA, Martin Parr, Albert Irvin, Timorous Beasties, Catherine Yass (as part of Walk On) and many more.
Gallery Shorts: Eleanor Duffin | A Phantom Limb
Left to right: Katie Schwab, Simon Baylis, Envisions, Torsten Lauschmann, Laura Phillips
Since 2011 MIRROR (previously named The Gallery at Plymouth College of Art) has been running a free, events programme which is open to all students, staff and the wider public.
Events include artist/curator talks, performances, screenings, and workshops and tend to take place in association with exhibitions, usually on Friday afternoons at the university. Previously to this, the Exhibitions team ran an internal visiting artist talks programme for students and staff.
Below is a list of the fantastic artists and curators who have delivered a talk, run a workshop or presented a performance at the university.
Walk On season / South West Showcase Season / LIVE MAKE Season
Paula Orrell – The River Tamar Film Festival
Jennifer Ambrose / Enamore
Simon and Simon Games
DIY Symposium, ‘The underdogs: Art/ists in unusual places’ at PCAD on Fri 25th & Sat 26th January 2008:
HAL (Hull Arts Lab)
one.c – South Brent
Cube – Bristol
Graft – Nottingham
Diskurs – Giessen, German
Mark Simon Hewis
Robin van‘t Harr