The River Tamar Project is a programme of contemporary art and film, commissioning projects specifically in relation to the historic waterway that forms the border between Devon and Cornwall, in the South West of England

“You cannot step into the same river twice… Everything flows, nothing stands still.”

- Heraclitus c. 500 BC

Tamar explores the river, from its picturesque source near Bude to where it meets the sea at the post-industrial city of Plymouth, via a meditative time-travelling document combining original and archive footage and accompanied by a stirring live soundtrack.
Uriel Orlow's film raises thought-provoking questions about how the current landscapes, geography and natural life of the Tamar Valley has been shaped by the mining industry of previous centuries.
Posted Friday, Nov 11, 2016 by River Tamar Project
Major funding award enables River Tamar Project to develop into the Atlantic Project
Posted Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 by River Tamar Project
John Akomfrah’s stunning River Tamar Project commission acquired by the Arts Council Collection
Posted Monday, Nov 16, 2015 by Phil Rushworth
Tom Trevor has been appointed our new Artistic Director.
Posted Friday, Jun 13, 2014 by Vhari Bannister
Our intern gives us his impressions of the Plymouth Short Film Festival