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Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings: Portraits

Saturday, February 18

See a new presentation of drawings, etchings and films by Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings, that are grounded in research into how various communities have been represented at different moments in history.

The works are linked by ideas of power and authority, seen through the lens of class, social relations and the state.

Quinlan & Hastings continually produce thought-provoking work that establishes relationships between notions of belonging, institutional power and the safety of the LGBTQ+ community through lived experiences.

In this exhibition they interrogate what a community is and investigate ideas of belonging and self-recognition.

In 2020/21 The Box acquired two important works by them – a diptych drawing and a video work. Both acquisitions will be on display.

Although contemporary, they resonate with our historic collections – from the old master drawings in our Cottonian Collection and the films in our moving image archive, to the material we’ve been collecting over the last decade relating to the city’s LGBTQ+ community.

04 Feb – 04 Jun 2023 – 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Admission free, no need to book.

Upcoming events

Monday, May 27
Untitled design (2)
A special two hour event after hours that allows families and people with autism and other sensory needs to enjoy our exhibits without the noise and distraction.
Tuesday, May 28
Untitled (1000 × 800 px) (87)
A major touring exhibition exploring South Asian miniature paintings.
Thursday, May 30
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At The Box Plymouth this winter season
Thursday, May 30
Sea Shanties and Pasties! (1)
A heady mix of cutting-edge performances showcasing spontaneity, poetic visions, absurd electronics, fetish, grief and embodied expressions of resistance.

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