May 2014

Power of the Sea Lecture Series: Dr Dorothy Rowe 'Crossing the Black Atlantic: Contemporary Meditations on Turner's 'Slavers'

Friday May 9th 2pm

This lecture will consider Joseph Mallord William Turner's Slavers Throwing over the Dead and Dying - Typhoon coming on

Power of the Sea Lecture Series; Dr Sophie Gilmartin 'The Perils of Crossings: Nineteenth-Century Navigation's of City and Sea'

Saturday May 10th 2pm

This lecture will explore letters and diaries of women at sea who studied navigation in order to assist in their husbands' work, and sometimes because it was a matter of life or death.

Power of the Sea Lecture Series: Joanna Millett 'Overflow An introduction to my work and its relation to 'Rough Sea' films of the late 19th and early 20th century'

Wednesday May 14th 6.30 - 8pm

Jo will talk about her latest film 'Overflow', a two screen video and sound work, obliquely referencing the turn of the 19th Century 'Rough Sea' films. Such films presented wave movements towards spectators as both compelling and disorientating, at times a dynamic that appeared to break out of the screen.

Power of the Sea Lecture Series: Christiana Payne 'Painting the Open Sea: Henry Moore, David James and Julius Olsson'

Saturday May 31st at 2pm,

This lecture will consider the connections between these artists and the reasons why paintings of the open sea became so popular during these years.

The Greenhouse

Saturday May 3, 10.30am-1pm (Storytime at 11.30am)

A Scribble and Sketch and Storytime Special!

Bodies of Water: Film Screening

Saturday 3 May 2-3.30pm

A programme of short films, curated by artist/film-maker Kayla Parker in response to The Power of the Sea

The Power of the Sea: Walk and Talk

Saturday 3 May 12pm

An informal tour of the exhibition, with curator Janette Kerr and artist Andrew Hardwick

Sea Readings

Saturdays: April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 17, 24, 31; June 7, 14, 21 Wednesday 7 May 12pm

A series of short literary readings in the gallery spaces, relating to the Power of the Sea exhibition

Welcome to my Lighthouse!

Tuesday 27 May 10.30am – 12.30pm

A drawing, collage and printmaking workshop for children led by Simon Tozer

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

Monday 12 May 10am - 5.45pm (optional Evening Reception until 7pm)

Coinciding with the Power of the Sea exhibition, this interdisciplinary symposium will explore the cultural and political significance of the seas around the British Isles.

Ports, Piers and Promenades - a response to 'The Power of the Sea'

29 May - 18 July

In collaboration with the University of Bristol

The Power of the Sea

5 April – 6 July 2014

The Power of the Sea offers a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject, showcasing work by internationally-renowned contemporary artists.