Aquatopia @ Nottingham Contemporary

I do like to be beside the sea side, oh I do like to be beside the sea…….

And living in the most landlocked county in Britain, instead, we had to make do with a trip to Nottingham Contemporary and their major summer exhibition of work inspired by the sea.

I have a love/hate relationship with Nottingham Contemporary, I am ecstatic that a venue for cutting edge, radical and edgy art, film making and sculpture is on my doorstep, relieved that its free, but often stand, in slight bemusement looking at work that I simply don’t understand, worried that my philistine t-shirt can be seen and judged by everybody else.

But this, is Nottingham Contemporary at its best, a huge and thoughtfully curated show, with painting, sculpture, installations and film exploring the sea and our relationship with the deep.

Objects range from the tiny and personal to the huge and famous, decorated whalers art, plans for a dolphin embassy, a well chosen Turner, engraving for the tale of the ancient mariner, sound scapes and much much more.

Enjoy, wear a hankie over your head and roll your trouser legs up for a little paddle.

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About cathi rae

50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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