The Mirror of the Sea is an ambitious art project working with the Rosetta Windows Gallery, presenting photographs from three postgraduate students alongside the works of local artists and students in the Docklands area. The resulting exhibition takes its title from Joseph Conrad’s volume of autobiographic essays exploring his relationship with, and passion for, the sea.
Thi Bui, Alex King and James Phelps have each explored, from unique perspectives, human relationships to the sea. Like fragments of biography the photographs tell stories of exile, transience and escapism. The exhibition brings these varied works together with the work of local students and artists revealing their own connections to the sea.
This project has been made possible through working in partnership with the Rosetta Art Centre.