Frank Bowling, (L-R) 'Where is Lucienne?', 'Penumbra', 'Australia to Africa', 1970-71
Installation view 'Land, Sea and Air' exhibition. Photo Jonathan Shaw

Land, Sea and Air

Frank Bowling (UK/Guyana)

Tiffany Chung (Vietnam/USA)

Agnes Denes (USA/Hungary)

Shilpa Gupta (India),

Amar Kanwar (India)

Tania Kovats (UK),

Cornelia Parker (UK)


Maps have continued to provide a potent source material for artists for many years. They provide attempts to create order from a world that is ever in transformation; whether in terms of physical manifestations such as the erosion of land masses or the rapid expansion of cities; or through shifting or contested borders, betraying evidence of conflict, resistance, negotiation and power. Maps also serve to support a sense of identity or an engagement with a specific time and place.


This exhibition brings together a diverse selection of international artists engaging in different ways with  maps, and by extension, borders and territory. Paintings, drawings, prints, video, sculpture and installation combine to create a visually powerful and thought provoking exhibition. The selected artists vary in approach and their works span a period of over forty years. Consistent within all of these works is a combination of the personal, the poetic and the political.

Curator’s tour

Saturday 2 July, 2pm


Join Deborah Robinson, Head of Exhibitons, for an informal tour of the exhibition.


Free, just drop in!




Timelapse installation of the Land, Sea & Air exhibition at The New Art Gallery Walsall.

May 2016