Talk: Mariner Roundtable Discussion

Zubenelgenubi: The Price to be Paid, a film by Serena Korda, 2019

  • The House, University of Plymouth

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In response to The Levinsky Gallery's current exhibition MARINER: a painted ship upon a painted ocean, Dr Sarah Chapman, Artistic Director at The Arts Institute, will lead a roundtable discussion that will explore how Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, might be understood in these present times of ecological crises. 

Joining Sarah on the panel will be Professor Richard Thompson, OBE, Professor of Marine Biology and Director of the University’s Marine Institute; Contemporary Artist Mary Evans, who is currently exhibiting her artwork in the MARINER exhibition; and Dr Mandy Bloomfield, Associate Professor in Modern and Contemporary Literature. 

Reserve your free place to avoid disappointment! 

Date: Wednesday 13 November
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: The House 
Free admission, booking advised

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Today's events

Mariner: a painted ship upon a painted ocean

Join us in The Levinsky Gallery from 23 September – 16 November for a fascinating exhibition exploring the contemporary relevance of one of the most influential poems in the English language, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834). 

The Arts Institute's first national touring exhibition in partnership with The Box, Plymouth, features 15 artists showcasing a series of new commissions and selected international artworks that retell this epic tale for a 21st century audience. 

Investigating issues around ecology, the environment, immigration and displacement, this exhibition is accompanied by a thought-provoking programme of talks, film and poetry. View the associated programme

Antarctica Raft of the Medusa. Courtesy Lucy + Jorge Orta

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