Exhibition

Mariner: A painted ship upon a painted ocean

24 Jan 2020 – 21 Mar 2020

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Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 17:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

The Edge

Bath
England, United Kingdom

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Mariner showcases a series of new commissions and artworks that consider the contemporary resonance of The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Inspired by one of the most influential poems in the English language, The Rime of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), Mariner looks at what connects us across history and the present, from the desire to travel – to journey out and back again – to the role of intuition and imagination, the making of mistakes and the process of recovery and redemption through knowledge and understanding.

Mariner showcases a series of new commissions and artworks that consider the contemporary resonance of the poem.

Mariner marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower from the UK to the United States of America in 1620. This exhibition brings together artists and scientists to tease out what we might learn from the past whilst exploring the most pressing of issues that the poem seems to speak to in the present day, including marine pollution, migration, hidden histories and human vulnerability and isolation. In this way, Mariner is an epic tale retold for a 21st-century audience, with an urgent ecological message whereby we all become the mariner.

Mariner is curated by Sarah Chapman, Angela Cockayne and Philip Hoare and is delivered by The Arts Institute and The Box, Plymouth partnership, in association with Andrew Brownsword Gallery, University of Bath and John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton.

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Curators

Angela Cockayne

Dr Sarah Chapman

Philip Hoare

Exhibiting artists

Grace Schwindt

Justin Brice Guariglia

Naomi Frears

Lucy & Jorge Orta

Nicola Bealing

Serena Korda

Linder Sterling

Vija Celmins

Joe Lyward

Mary Evans

Ellen Gallagher & Edgar Cleijne

Nadav Kander

Richard Wentworth

Angela Cockayne

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