South African Sea Point Promenade exhibit gains popularity

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In South Africa, a photo exhibition showing the connection between humans and the ocean is on display. The project has taken the art work out of the museum and placed it near the sea.
The Sea Change exhibit has gained popularity so far. CCTV’s Travers Andrews reported this story from Cape Town.

Oceans have been a world below that most people can only dream of exploring, an oasis that can only be experienced underwater.

The Sea Change exhibition was created to explore the ancient connection humans have with the sea. A series of photos that convey how we all have.

The art exhibit has debuted on the walls of the Sea Point Promenade making for a thought provoking series of photographs coupled with an unusual backdrop.

South African Sea Point Promenade exhibit gains popularity

In South Africa, a photo exhibition showing the connection between humans and the ocean is on display. The project has taken the art work out of the museum and placed it near the sea. The Sea Change exhibit has gained popularity so far. CCTV's Travers Andrews reported this story from Cape Town.

Unlike museums and exhibitions that try to convey the creative expression of the work within the confines of 4 halls, the sea change exhibit has a three dimensional feelwith just one wall, giving visitors a visceral feel of the art.

“Its lovely to be outdoors and its really nice because if you were in a museum indoors then you just trapped in that one thought where as here being next to the ocean,” Cape Town resident Lisa Paterson said. “It just leads onto many different conversations and is way more interesting.”

Another visitor said the location conveys a view like no other.

“It’s the perfect location and the pictures are very nice we can also take our pictures here walking passing by, it’s very nice I love the view,” Minenhle Mabaso said.

Photographer Eric Samuels added he was grateful for the exhibition.

“I’m also a photographer and i just appreciate of learning like about whats going on beyond this wall right here it just amazing I’m so glad that they have it,” Samuels said.

Tahnee Stein said the exhibit is relative to something within view that we don’t always explore.

“They are talking about kelp and you can look out and see it, it’s nice that it relates to something you can see and that you see everyday,” Stein said.

Public art has grown in leaps and bounds in Cape Town with the promenade as a pallet of creative expression for many artists and their bodies of work.