Studio International

Published 06/08/2013

Art from the seabed

Mysteries of the sea and unexplored areas hidden in the ocean depths have preoccupied creative minds throughout the ages. Nottingham Contemporary art centre has put together more than 150 artworks by contemporary and historic artists, demonstrating that fantastic stories about the ocean’s deepest regions are a rich source for visual art. Aquatopia: The imaginary of the ocean deep, with works by great artists such as JMW Turner, Hokusai and Oskar Kokoshka, is a partnership with Tate St Ives, and from October will also be shown in the Tate gallery in Cornwall.

Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, until 22 September 2013; Tate St Ives, Cornwall, 12 October 2013 to 26 January 2014.