Symposium: British Waters and Beyond: The cultural significance of the sea since 1800

Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX

0117 973 5129
[email protected]

Monday 12 May 2014
10:00 - 17:45
Admission Fee:

A one-day symposium.

Participants are warmly invited to stay for an evening reception and exhibition tour, lasting until 7pm.

Coinciding with the Power of the Sea exhibition (5 April - 6 July) the RWA is hosting an interdisciplinary one-day symposium in partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University and Oxford Brookes University.

This symposium aims to explore the conceptualization, and the cultural and political significance of the seas around the British Isles within a broad framework of the arts. It will bring together and create dialogue between practising artists, curators, writers, academics and students from disciplines including visual arts, cultural theory, geography, history and literature.

The Symposium will cover the following topics: 'Literatures of the Sea', 'Experimental Seascapes', ‘ Maritime Communities’, ‘Contemporary Sea Travel’, 'Theorising Maritime Space', and 'Ships, Art, and Archives'. The

Keynote speaker will be Professor John Mack (University of East Anglia, author of The Sea: A Cultural History)

A full programme is available on the RWA website, or by contacting the gallery.

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