GEORGE SHAW - The Local: The Box Tavistock Place Plymouth PL4 8AX

18 June - 4 September 2022

Exhibition of recent and new works by George Shaw - divided into three chapters, the first being a sequence of paintings that show the Tile Hill area of Coventry where Shaw grew up. It continues with a more intimate collection of works that focus on the passing of his mother and the loss of the family home; a series of new drawings of the interior, paintings of the sky as well as household objects.

The last chapter of the exhibition introduces paintings based on an image of the artist walking along a country road, a path that leads from the old family home to a new journey and destination.

The title of the exhibition, 'The Local' is also a common way of referring to the nearest pub: a place anchored to the community, providing a local reference point and place where experiences are shared.

George Shaw lives and works in Devon. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2011 and was part of British Art Show 7 which toured nationally to Plymouth, also in 2011. He will give a talk at The Box from 6pm on 1 July. Tickets and more information are available from


Opening Times: 10 am - 5pm Tuesday to Sundays and Bank Holidays Admission Free