Work on show from MARCH 18th
Opening Night : Saturday APRIL 22nd

A series of works in the auditorium space in the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

In 2008 Robert Manners started making a series of works comprising of different sized panels or boxes that were ‘treated’ and then assembled into larger paintings.
Influenced by a long term fascination in marine objects, and specifically the solidity, shape and surface of the large navigational buoys that can be found chained up in shipping channels or ‘parked up in retirement’ in places such as The Lizard Lighthouse in Cornwall.

Manners’s constructions were an attempt to make something that felt similar.

In 2010 one of these painted constructions was clamped to a plinth in Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. This was part of a year long series of site specific commissions in which different artists
bought their practice to an empty Victorian Plinth in the Bristol Museum’s entrance foyer.

Manners’s piece was titled ‘ Under Construction Forever’.
see: www.containerarts.org/plinth-project/

Since this time the piece has re-emerged in different formats and each time has been re-assembled in different configurations.
Under Construction Forever (part III)’’ will be the works third ‘outing’ as a presented piece.
Also on show for the duration of this exhibition at the Theatre Royal Plymouth will be a wide variety of accompanying work including prints, paintings and collages that Manners has made over the previous 7 years that have explored this theme.

    Wall Mouthed Wood & Metal Construction  5x2 Metres
Under Construction Forever III (2017) in The Theatre Royal Plymouth: Wall Mouthed Wood & Metal Construction 5x2 Metres

2010-11 . Under Construction Forever in the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. 

2010-11 . Under Construction Forever in the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. 

2010 . The making of Under Construction Forever / Bristol Studio 

shown with Tim Didymus
2013 Under Construction Forever (Part II).: shown with Tim Didymus's GLASS HARMONICA