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Open Exhibition 2017: I must down to the seas again Free

4 Aug – 22 Sep 2017


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Open Exhibition 2017: I must down to the seas again Free


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West Gallery Quay Arts | 29 Jul - 22 Sep 2017

With the title and theme ‘I must down to the seas again’ from John Masefield’s original ‘Sea Fever’ poem*, our biennial OPEN Exhibition presents sea and marine inspired works that reflect our love, fear, and curiosity about the sea. Alongside these contemporary works, selected marine-based works and artefacts from the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Services collection will also be on display revealing a wonderful array of works inspired by the Island’s coastline.

Selected artists are:

Pauline Barnden | Judith Barton | Christie Bird | Annette Bramley | Molly Burnip | Aliceson Carter | Pat Clarke | Edna Coatsworth | Rups Cregeen | Judes Crow & Mary Flynn | Gordon Dalton | Natalie Dowse | Fran Farrar | Mary Flynn | Cathy Golden | Daphne Gradidge | Stephanie Grainger | Helen Grant | Howard Hardiman | Kerrie Hearn | Moira Jarvis | Serena Katt | Richard Mair | Karen Marks | Brian Marriott | Julian Masson | Elaine Mccracken | Sophia Meeres | Ashley Nesbitt | Helen Oishi | Diana Parsons | Susie Pragnell | Kenneth Prust | Deborah Richards | Vanessa Rolf | Angela Sowden | Nina Sverdvik | Martin Swan | Sadie Tierney | Anne Toms | Brenda Ullrich | Caroline Underwood | Jo Vane | Penny Walford | Tony Westmore | Ian Whitmore |Abigail Wheeler | Jill Wilkinson | Darcy Willett | Paul Windridge | Paul Woods | Lynn Young.

A full programme of live events will accompany this exhibition as well as a community response show in the gallery. For full details of whats on, please visit our website.

*‘Sea Fever’ was first published in 1902 in ‘Salt-Water Ballads’ – John Masefield’s first volume of poetry. The text was later changed to the more commonly used “I must go down to the sea again” in 1923.

Gallery opening times: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm. FREE.

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