Sea of Mercury: Exhibition Opening – POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBC

October 21, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

This event has been postponed and a new date will be communicated soon.

Sea of Mercury is a photographic exhibition that explores notions of migration, nature and the relationship between the man-made and natural world within the Svalbard archipelago. Having joined several expeditions to Svalbard over the past decade, the artists have curated their work to pose discussions on human and animal migration to and from this part of the world.

The title ‘Sea of Mercury’ has been borrowed from the poem, The Farwell Glacier, written by Nick Drake during his creative expedition from Svalbard to Cape Farewell in September 2010. Drake eloquently describes this remote part of the world in the intro to his poem as:

What had been maps and dreams became a deeply beautiful place that still felt like a dream world. It exists at both the scale of the enormous and ancient (glaciers, fjords, mountains) and the tiny and transient (the glorious miniature wonderland of the summer tundra). Time happens differently there […] Light flies constantly into the eye from every direction, reflected and amplified and refracted by ice and water and sky. Silence rules.

An opening event for the exhibition will be held on Friday 21 October from 17:00-19:00 for refreshments and a special film screening.

Location: The Press, 117 High Street, Dumfries

Event Type: Indoor

Event: £ Free

No Age Restriction

No Booking Necessary

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