Yesterday, I visited the new Ocean Studios Gallery in Plymouth. The exhibition “A Taste of Things to Come” is the first since the space opened and features artists such as Grayson Perry, Richard Deacon and Gillian Wearing. The Gallery is located at Royal William Yard, a grade 1 listed former Royal Navy building and I absolutely love the gallery space they’ve created.
The exhibition itself had key themes of feminism, motherhood and diversity. One of the most interesting pieces was a series of slate scratchings documenting artist Mary Kelly’s son learning to spell his name and slowly gaining independence after beginning school. The piece expresses how she feels at this separation from him.
I think it’s really great that Ocean Studios has opened in Plymouth, it’s aim to revitalise Plymouth culturally, re-engage the public with the arts and be a home for south west artists is fantastic and I will definitely be visiting future exhibitions!
You can find out more about Ocean Studios here: