Sea Swim: Head Above Water
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    Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building

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Curated by Lara Goodband

The transformative effects of sea bathing that inspire artists and writers are captured in an exhibition that explores its sensations, stories and psychological impact.

Head Above Water reveals the embodied imagination of the swimmer’s experience through film, photography, sculpture, drawing and poetry. 

Artists: Sally Barker, Tessa Bunney, Gary Coyle, Dorothy Cross, Lynn Dennison, Peter Matthews, Heinrich & Palmer, Simon Pope, Gayle Chong Kwan, Anna Sikorska, Kit Wise and Tace Kelly, and Sea Swim. 

Sea Swim explores, with groups of swimmers in Plymouth, how swimming in the sea changes the way we feel ourselves to be in our bodies.          

Peninsula Arts is the first venue for Head Above Water before being shown at Strange Cargo in Folkestone and at Crescent Arts in Scarborough.

Date/time: 23 July-3 September 2016, Monday to Friday: 10:00-17:00, Saturday 11:00-16:00

Venue: Peninsula Arts Gallery, Roland Levinsky Building

Ticket information: Free admission

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Friday 22 July - Sunday 24 July - Open Air Cinema
An exciting three night film event at Plymouth's Tinside Lido in partnership with Plymouth Arts Centre.

Saturday 23 July - Discovering Atlantis
Create your own lost islands with artist Gayle Chong Kwan.

Saturday 23 July - Art Bite: Head above Water
Find out more about the works on display in this exhibition 

Wednesday 17 August – Sea/Paper/Swim
Make orgami swimmers with Sea Swim.

Sea Swim events
Interested in sea swimming? Join The Chestnut Appeal's sea swims at Drake Island on 7 August at 9:30 and Plymouth Breakwater on 21 August. The Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer raises funds to help men with prostate cancer and their families across Devon and Cornwall and you are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50. For more information please contact David Squires from The Chestnut Appeal -

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