Friday 19 July 2013
6.30pm - 11pm
Free, booking required
Join us for the first view of our new exhibition Aquatopia - The imaginary of the ocean deep.
Aquatopia is our most ambitious exhibition to date. It features more than 150 artworks by over 60 international artists, and it has been five years in the making. For this major group show we have partnered with Tate St Ives, who will present it from October to January 2014.
Important 19th Century artists in Aquatopia include JMW Turner, Francis Danby, Odilon Redon, Hokusai and Andrea Mantegna. 20th Century artists include Oskar Kokoschka, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth and Edward Wadsworth. Contemporary artists include Turner Prize winners Simon Starling and Wolfgang Tillmans and Turner Prize nominees Spartacus Chetwynd and The Otolith Group.
The official launch is followed by our Summer Party featuring live music, including a special acoustic performance by The Futureheads. You can grab a bite to eat from the BBQ on our sun terrace. A limited number of complimentary drinks will be available courtesy of ABSOLUT Vodka (FCFS).
The music set times will be:
6.30pm DJ Winston - Island reggae - Cafe.Bar
8.15pm The Futureheads - acoustic set - The Space
9.00pm DJs Arne VB (Field Day and FTS Radio) and Mark Emmanuel - Mutant Disco - Cafe.Bar
Please RSVP here
Aquatopia is a collaboration with Tate St Ives in Cornwall, where it will be shown from October 2013 to January 2014.