The Sea is the Limit

4th May 2018 - 2nd Sep 2018

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This is a stunning and thought provoking exhibition of international artists’ works addressing the current and ongoing issues of immigration, migration, refugees, integration and borders, both of a cultural and geo-political nature.

The project, organised by York Art Gallery and curated by a contemporary UK-based artist Varvara Shavrova, will feature audio visual objects, interactive installations, live public art works and other pieces.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a dynamic public programme, which will include a series of public art talks, artists’ talks and tours of exhibition, and a round table discussion focusing on various aspects and problems of migration, refugees, borders, and the role of contemporary art within these themes.

The participating artists are: Susan Stockwell, Halil Altindere, Nidal Chamekh, Nick Ellwood, Shahram Entekhabi, Taus Makhacheva, Mohammad Sami, Varvara Shavrova, and Vanessa Vozzo.

The sea is the limit is curated by Varvara Shavrova, and is produced in consultation with Patrick Heide Contemporary Art Gallery, London.

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery
Exhibition Square

Opening hours

Mon to Sat: 10am – 5pm

Sun: 11am – 4pm

Closed 25, 26 December and 1 January.



12 months unlimited access to all York Museums Trust attractions – York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum.

YMT Card: £22

Day Tickets

Adult: £7.50*

Child 16 and under: FREE with a paying adult**

Access Tickets

Access YMT Card: £11 (12 months unlimited access to all York Museums Trust’s attractions)***

Access Day ticket: £4***

* Includes a 10% ‘Gift Aid’ donation, a visitor not wishing to donate, the admission fee will be £6.82.

** Maximum of 4 children per adult.

Additional children will be charged at £4 per child.

*** Access tickets: up to 50% discount for visitors aged 17-24 or in receipt of Income-Related Employment and Support Allowance, Income–based Job seeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit or Income Support. Evidence may be required.

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