neil cummings

July 2018

The Box

23 Apr 2018

I'm one of three artists commissioned to make a new artwork to coincide with the launch of The Box.

The Box in Plymouth is an art institution for the 21st century. It will host  extraordinary gallery displays, work with high profile artists and produce memorable exhibitions, as well as exciting events and performances that take visitors on a journey from pre-history to the present and beyond.  The Box is intended to be a symbol for the city's current regeneration, and a springboard for its future. 

The Box brings onto one new site five previously dispersed archives and collections, and will include: an archive for Plymouth and the southwest to preserve the heritage of the city and region for future generations; a museum with stories of Plymouth and how it reached out to the world and invited the world back into Britain; a location for contemporary art exhibitions, artist commissions and major touring shows; a new study centre for the Cottonian Collection and a purpose built location for the South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA).


The Box
Drake Circus
United Kingdom

50.3744, -4.1377


06 Jun 2018

I visited Bank Job Pictures in a former Co-Op Bank in Walthamstow, and bought some DIY currency to animate community initiatives and cancel one million pounds of local debt.


Bank Job Pictures
151-155 Hoe Sreet
E17 3AN
United Kingdom

51.5845, -0.0192

Plausible Economies

09 Jun 2018

9th June 2018

I participated in the launch of the Centre for Plausible Economies, which included a day-long programme of workshops, talks and refreshments.

Centre For Plausible EconomiesThe day began with our hosts  Kathrin Böhm and Kuba Szreder introducing diverse economic models for the interaction of art and values not valued by competitive markets. Everybody is exposed to economic forces, but nobody seems to have sufficient agency.


Company Drinks
Outdoor Bowls Pavilion
Barking Park
IG11 8TA
United Kingdom

51.5449, 0.088