29 April—22 May 2023
An exhibition of marine works.
During the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century maritime painting emerged as a distinct genre, reflecting the importance of overseas trade and naval power to the Dutch Republic. Since then, maritime painting has continued to evolve, reflecting changes in the way we think about the sea and our relationship with it.
In this exhibition, works by Anthony Blake, Sean Garwood, Keith Money, Henri Lepetit and John Yardley all explore the theme of the sea in their own unique ways. Blake’s paintings capture the excitement and drama of yacht racing, particularly the America’s Cup, while Garwood’s work explores the beauty and power of the sea.
In addition to these painters, we are also pleased to present sculpture by Margaret Lovell, whose work often draws inspiration from the forms and textures of the natural world.
Together, the works in this exhibition offer a fascinating insight into the ongoing evolution of the maritime painting genre. Whether capturing the excitement of yacht racing or the timeless beauty of the sea, these artists remind us of the deep and enduring connection between people and the ocean.
Picture: ‘Jessie Logan racing in Tasman Bay, 1902’ by Sean Garwood