Sea Life: Glimpses of the Wonderful
15 May to 17 September 2017
Delight in the wonders of aquatic life, a fascination popularised in Victorian Britain by pioneer marine biologist Philip Henry Gosse following his investigation and illustration of Devon’s coastal life. The exhibition embraces the study of the seashore in the early Victorian period, the invention of the aquarium and advances in marine science, through to the current day with the work of contemporary artists who have sought inspiration from marine life. Through a playful mix of historic objects, specimens and contemporary works, the exhibition combines science and art to inspire greater appreciation of Devon’s glorious coastline by visitors of all ages.