A lightdark sea garden: seaweed pressings and prints by Jo Crook

A lightdark sea garden: seaweed pressings and prints by Jo Crook
Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

When: 20 October 2019 to 27 January 2020
Where: The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery Exeter
Suitable for: Any age

A seemingly endless variety of shape, size, form, texture and colour can be seen in the seaweed pressings and prints of Jo Crook. Individual specimens are carefully arranged and pressed on to fine art watercolour paper, or digitally preserved as giclée prints. The finished artworks have some of the visual appearance of formal biological reference material, but their purpose is entirely artistic: they represent an attempt to impose formality upon natural beauty.

Jo Crook collects seaweed specimens from south Devon beaches where they have been washed up and are at the end of their biological lives. There is no loss to their environment, nor to biodiversity. Their beauty is retained and made visible in these works.

On display in the Cafe at RAMM and available to buy from the Shop at RAMM, these works complement Jo's pressed seaweeds in RAMM’s contemporary art exhibition Sea Garden.

Align your company or organisation with one of Exeter’s best-loved institutions: sponsorship at RAMM.

Click here to Visit Website

Exhibitions & Projects

  • Rachael Allain: Epipelagic Drifters

    Rachael Allain: Epipelagic Drifters

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    16 November 2019 to 26 November 2019

    View details

  • ECFC A to Z of Players

    ECFC A to Z of Players

    Exeter City Football Club Museum

    01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

    View details

  • History of St James Park Project

    History of St James Park Project

    Exeter City Football Club Museum

    01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

    View details

  • ECFC Museum Project

    ECFC Museum Project

    Exeter City Football Club Museum

    01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019

    View details

  • The Lost Words

    The Lost Words

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    19 October 2019 to 12 January 2020

    View details

  • Imitation of Nature: FR Lee of Barnstaple

    Imitation of Nature: FR Lee of Barnstaple

    The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon

    11 November 2019 to 18 January 2020

    View details

  • Sea Gardens

    Sea Gardens

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    16 November 2019 to 26 January 2020

    View details

  • A lightdark sea garden: seaweed pressings and prints by Jo Crook

    A lightdark sea garden: seaweed pressings and prints by Jo Crook

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    20 October 2019 to 27 January 2020

    View details

  • D Day 75: The Story of Operation Overlord in South Devon

    D Day 75: The Story of Operation Overlord in South Devon

    Torquay Museum

    28 September 2019 to 31 January 2020

    View details

  • Exeter's Fine Art Collection: A Sense of Place

    Exeter's Fine Art Collection: A Sense of Place

    Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

    18 June 2019 to 15 March 2020

    View details