From the 21st of September, 2018 until 6th of October we ran the exhibition: A Toxic Love Affair: Polluted Leisure in ‘Blue Spaces’ at the Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle, UK.

An international collection of photographers, activists, sculptures, filmmakers, and more interrogate contradictions, paradoxes, and tensions of ‘polluted leisure’.  The example for this particular exhibition was surfing. Surfers are ‘canaries in the coalmine’ in this age of pollution.

Visitors saw photography, film, soundscapes, painting, and sculptures about ‘polluted leisure’ in the United Kingdom, Japan, and the United States.

Funding provided by Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice, and the School of Arts and Cultures

Participants: Shé Hawke, Clifton Evers, James Davoll, Lewis Arnold, Duncan Elliott, Calumn James, Steve Parks, Jeremy Goffin, Elizabeth Pepin Silva, Sebastian Pottoff, Dina Gilio-Whitaker, Simon Wearne, Kaede Koru Doering, Adam Doering, Sam Wood.




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