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The National Marine Aquarium is exhibiting two art installations as part of the Atlantic Project, 2018

The Atlantic Project: After the Future is a pilot for a new international festival of contemporary art, taking place throughout Plymouth in both outdoor and indoor locations including the NMA.
For the full list of the names and locations of art installations in Plymouth, click here. There are also plenty of events running throughout the exhibition – all the dates and times can be seen here.

The National Marine Aquarium will be exhibiting two of these art projects.  One, Acoustic Ocean, by Ursula Biemann was filmed in the Lofoten Islands in Northern Norway, this sets out to explore the sonic ecology of marine life in the cold North Atlantic. The other is Cornish Artist Bryony Gillard’s video, A cap like water, fluid yet with definite body, explores the relationship between seascape, women’s writing, jellyfish and subjectivity. These can be found in our cinema (between the Blue Planet zone and Great Barrier Reef tank) and on the top floor of the Aquarium, Deck 5.

Visitors to the Aquarium who have paid for entry or used their annual pass can be shown by AP staff to the installation on the top floor of the Aquarium (which is not normally publicly accessible). If you bring an Atlantic Project brochure with you and present it at our ticketing desk you’ll receive a 10% discount for your ticket/s.

Free guided tours are also running on certain dates. These are limited to a maximum of 30 places per visit, and must therefore be booked in advance through this link.

The tours will take place at 15.00 on 29 and 30 September, and 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th, 19th and 21st October.

This is the first showcasing of the Atlantic Project, we’re hoping to see the project continue biennially so the next one in 2020 and will be even bigger to celebrate Mayflower 400!

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