Sunderland University is leading SeaScapes Co/Lab, a two year programme that uses art and creativity to explore how we can better connect with our world and co-develop sustainable ways to care for our marine environment.

Collaborative and participatory art projects bring together artists and makers, researchers, SeaScapes project partners and communities living with our coastline. 

Together they are developing multi-sensory and creative ways to foster a deeper understanding of the role we play in shaping and protecting our natural, cultural and industrial marine heritage. 

Introducing Suzy O’Hara

As a curator and Research Fellow for the Faculty of Arts and Creative Industries, University of Sunderland, my research explores critical and interdisciplinary modes of art-making, that challenge perceived distinctions between sites of artistic, economic and knowledge production by brokering new, direct ways of working between them.

Be the Sea

BE THE SEA is a collaboration between Louise Mackenzie, SeaScapes Co/Lab Artist-in-Residence, Hayley Jenkins, composer and lecturer at Sunderland University and Dorinda Kealoha, Intertidal Interactive Officer at Durham Wildlife Trust.

Whitburn Resonance

Whitburn Resonance is a collaboration between sound artist Shelly Knotts, SeaScapes Co/Lab Artist-in-Residence, Caroline Mitchell, Prof of Radio and Participation at Sunderland University and Robin Daniels, from Tees Archaeology, who are leading the SeaScapes Project – Changing Coastline

Blast Beach: Digging Deeper

Blast Beach: Digging Deeper is a collaboration between East Durham Artist Network, Adelle Hulsmeier, Senior Lecturer for Performing Arts and Screen Performance
at Sunderland University and Prof Dave Roberts, Durham University, who is leading the SeaScapes project, Reading the Rocks.

Blue Wave

Blue Wave is a collaboration between Constance Humphries, SeaScapes Co/Lab Artist-in-Residence, Naomi Austin, lecturer at Sunderland University and Sarah Campbel BlueScapes Office at the National Trust.

Queer Shores and Seas

Queer Shores and Seas is a collaboration between artist Lizzie Lovejoy, Curious Arts and Living History North East, who are leading the SeaScapes project Shores and Sounds – Discover.