As part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010
Friday 16th April - Sunday 20th June 2010
The Tall Ship, 100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow, G3 8QQ
Daily 10am - 5pm. Admission free
Preview Saturday 17th April, 13:00 - 16:30pm. All welcome.
Salt Water is a group show and publication featuring new work by artists and writers from the UK and abroad in response to the history of the Clyde-built sailing ship, the Glenlee. The exhibition will take place at The Tall Ship and will form part of Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2010.
Curated by Angela Beck and Talitha Kotzé, Salt Water brings together the work of Kristina Bengtsson, Linda de Canha, Helen Edling, Levi Hanes, Conor Kelly, Kendall Koppe, Fiona Short and Emmett Walsh to explore the layers of maritime history reflected in the Glenlee's various functions (as freight transportation, training ship, and museum), cultural contexts (Scottish, British, Italian, Spanish), and material manifestations (original construction, engine-fitted, ruined, restored). It is a collaboration with artists whose practice is concerned with unravelling obscure, forgotten histories and those who are interested in circumnavigating the globe - on a boat, a plane or from their armchair.
A publication will accompany the show featuring the writing of Louise Briggs, Neil Cooper and Adrienne Van Eeden-Wharton, all with different cultural and disciplinary backgrounds to explore an icon of Glaswegian and Scottish maritime history.
Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201