yinka shonibare MBE in group show ‘ship to shore: art and the lure of the sea’

8 February 2014
Yinka Shonibare MBE is in group exhibition 'Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea' at John Hansard Gallery and The Pavilion at SeaCity Museum in Southampton, UK. The exhibition features paintings, artists' films, photography, sculpture, prints and archival objects, evoking the vastness of oceans, the romance of sea travel and ship-to-shore communications. It is the first time that Southampton, a hub for transatlantic travel, has presented so many internationally-renowned contemporary artists on this subject.

At the John Hansard Gallery you will discover extraordinary film installations by Isaac Julien and Catherine Yass (who also features at SeaCity Museum), the account of Chris Burden's Ghost Ship and Thomas Joshua Cooper's haunting sea photographs.

The Pavilion at SeaCity Museum showcases works by Tracey Emin, Tacita Dean, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Susan Hiller, Dorothy Cross, Steffi Klenz, Simon Patterson, Humphrey Ocean, Richard Long, Langlands & Bell, Mark Power, Claire Kerr and Zineb Sedira, juxtaposed with voice recordings from Southampton's past, beautiful historic paintings, maritime instruments, posters, postcards, cruise ship memorabilia and other archival objects from the city's rich collections.

Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea is curated by Dr Jean Wainwright in collaboration with SeaCity Museum and the John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication, with written contributions by Philip Hoare and Dr Jean Wainwright alongside a range of artist images featured in the show. The publication is financially supported by University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

The exhibition will feature Shonibare's ‘Nelson's Ship in a Bottle', a maquette of the 2010 winning commission for the Fourth Plinth on Trafalgar Square in London.

The exhibition runs from 8 February to 4 May 2014.

Yinka Shonibare MBE in 'Ship to Shore: Art and the Lure of the Sea'