An internationally published artist will be holding an exhibition at Milford Waterfront later this month depicting the impact human activities are having on the planet’s ecosystem.
Karen Ingham will be staging ‘Deluge’ between 14th- 28th August using photography, film and digital textiles. It will feature microscopic imagery and structures of plankton, the behaviour of pollinating insects and the movement of the oceans, highlighting the interconnections of the local and global environment.
Professor Karen Ingham is a Professor of Art, Science and Technology Interactions, an Honorary Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art UWTSD and an Honorary Fellow at Swansea University Medical School.
Tourism Manager at the Port of Milford Haven Karen Lewis is delighted to be welcoming Karen to Milford Waterfront, commenting “To have such a highly acclaimed artist exhibiting here is a privilege. The pieces are truly unique and I’m sure lots of visitors will be admiring her work over the next couple of weeks.”
Karen Ingham is looking forward to the exhibition at Milford Waterfront. She said “2018 is the Year of the Sea in Wales and Deluge responds to this by introducing a new body of work that relates the crucial role plankton plays in stabilising oceanic temperatures and climate change. Collaborating with Swansea University I’ve concentrated on phytoplankton which is used as a living dye and applied to digital fabric designs and prints in order to create a kind of organic time lapse. Phytoplankton is light sensitive and the subtle colours change and break down over time. In this way they act as a kind of allegory for what is happening globally in our seas and oceans.”
The Deluge exhibition takes place between 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday in the Link Building, 8 Temeraire House, Milford Marina, SA73 3AF. Entry is free and booking is not required.
Photo: Small Wonders by Karen Ingham
Notes to Editors
Milford Waterfront is a multi-million pound regeneration project being led by the Port of Milford Haven. It aims to revitalise the marina and docks into a vibrant destination, adding to the existing mix of leisure, retail and dining businesses and boosting the economy by providing long term, sustainable jobs.
A number of flagship projects have already been completed at the site including the installation of new lock gates that have significantly reduced locking times and the construction of new fishing buildings for the industry.
The new development will also celebrate the arts, culture and heritage of the area, working in partnership with key stakeholders. The Port already hosts a busy calendar of events at the marina such as Torch Theatre Sunset Cinema screenings and awards ceremonies which add to the diverse range of attractions on the waterfront.
In June 2018, Pembrokeshire County Council unanimously approved a revision to the Milford Waterfront development’s outline planning consent.