Last week, we spent a few days lighting the new temporary exhibition in the Pavilion at Southampton’s Sea City Museum: Ship to Shore. This exhibition explores the many different ways that artists have engaged with seas & oceans, using a variety of media and techniques. Works from (among others) Tacita Dean, Tracy Emin, Susan Hiller, Steffi Klenz, Richard Long, and Yinka Shonibare MBE are exhibited alongside historic paintings including La Vague by Gustav Courbet. The exhibition is unusual in that it is actually spread over two sites, with the other part being shown at the John Hansard Gallery, a short bus ride away.
The exhibition represents our continuing relationship with Sea City, as DHA originally provided the architectural and exhibition lighting for the refurbished building that now houses the permanent Titanic exhibition, as well as changing exhibitions on Southampton’s relationship with the sea.