Land, Sea and Air

Tania Kovats All the Sea 2012
ongoing, seawater, glass, cork, oak (365 bottles), 600 x 278.5 cm. Installation view: The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. Courtesy of the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Photo: Ruth Clark

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