Blue Minds exhibition: scientists and artists join together to save our oceans

By Nicky Morris | 26 Jun 2021 | Culture, Art

Experience the exhibition which fuses art with science to promote the conservation of marine life.

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* Andrea Hamilton - 'Tidal Resonance No.4'

With climate change becoming an ever increasing topic of global discussion, an exhibition championing the conservation of our oceans couldn’t be more timely.

Scientists and artists have teamed up to create the Blue Minds exhibition, an artist-led collective which frames the ocean as an endless source of inspiration and highlights why a healthy ocean matters. 

With contributions from 26 world-leading contemporary creatives and inspired by the vital work of marine biologists, the Blue Minds exhibition, in association with the Blue Marine Foundation, aspires to build awareness of the increasing need to conserve ocean life. 

The exhibition offers wearable art, soundscapes, photography, installations, paintings, ceramics, films, sculptures, workshops, talks, interactive media and discussion rooms, with 15 per cent of the proceeds from artwork purchased going to the Blue Marine Foundation. 

The exhibition will highlight the importance of the ocean in regulating the Earth’s climate and how extracting life from the sea by way of overfishing is detrimental to the role our waters play in absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen.

Co-curated by AH studios, Julia Campbell-Carter and Nico Earle, the exhibition hosts an array of contemporary visionaries all known for their outstanding work.


Andrea Hamilton 

A multi-award winning conceptual artist and photographer whose work covers a range of photographic genres including portraiture, still life, long exposure and landscape. 

Best known for her extensive images of the ocean, natural phenomena and the Kelvin scale, Hamilton’s work is held in numerous private and corporate collections, including The Vault 100.

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* Andrea Hamilton - 'Enchanted Islands No.2'

Marcus Lyons

A British artist and social entrepreneur whose career began with Amnesty International, working on commissions concerning street children in Latin America, Africa and Asia. 

Internationally recognised as a conceptual landscape and portraiture artist, Lyons’ work on urban expansion and mass migration is collected by private and public institutions and exhibited globally, including in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

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* Marcus Lyons - 'EXODUS VI'

Anne De Carbuccia

An Italian environmental artist, photographer and filmmaker, de Carbuccia’s images are of fast disappearing environments, animal species and cultures and have been exhibited in museums and public institutions throughout Europe and the United States, including in the Moscow Museum of Modern Art.

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* Anne De Carbuccia - 'Lighter'

Emma Critchley

A British artist whose artwork includes a combination of photography, film, sound and installation with the aim to explore the human relationship with the underwater environment as a political, philosophical and environmental space.

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* Emma Critchley

Bridget Smith 

An Essex-born artist who uses photography, video and site-specific installations, to explore the relationship between the real and the imagined through the spaces that we occupy. Her artwork addresses our conflicted desire to feel both connected and transported: within society, the landscape and the wider universe. 

The Blue Minds exhibition will open on the 24th of June at Blue Minds Gallery, 127, Sloane Street.