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Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery presents the first-ever UK exhibition of contemporary artwork inspired by seaweed
Posted on: November 8th 2019
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Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) presents the first-ever UK exhibition of contemporary artwork inspired by seaweed. Combining film, sound, textile and print, the exhibition explores complex and interweaving issues of feminism and environmentalism.

Sea Garden (16 Nov to 26 Jan)

Sea Garden takes as its starting point RAMM’s own collection of historic seaweeds, many of them collected by women during the nineteenth century from beaches in Devon. Often overlooked, these women contributed to our understanding of marine science by sharing their seaweed specimens with male scientists who then used them for their own research.

Featuring internationally-acclaimed artists

The exhibition features work by internationally-acclaimed artists including Turner Prize-nominee Lucy Skaer, Mikhail Karikis, Dorothy Cross (one of Ireland’s leading international artists), Sarah Rose and Devon-based Susan Derges, one of the UK’s best-known photographers.

Interview Devon-based artists

The exhibition includes a specially-commissioned work by SW artist Bryony Gillard and pressed seaweed by Totnes-based artist, Jo Crook. Both artists and contemporary art curator Lara Goodband are available for interview during the exhibition installation (Tue 12 to Fri 15 Nov). Contact Robert.mackenzie@exeter.gov.uk for availability.

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