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Fri 3 - Sun 5 May  |  Open daily from 11am - 4pm | The Staiths (Gateshead)

This Endless Sea

By Chloë Smith 

Place of Origin: UK

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This Endless Sea is a six-screen film installation, housed inside a specially designed coastal shelter, exploring grief and the sea. An intimate experience for one or two people (or a family) at a time, the work creates space for people to gently reflect on their own experiences of grief and loss.

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Artist biographies

Chloë Smith (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist and all year round sea swimmer. Her work is influenced by choreographic practice, live performance, moving image and installation.

Working across art forms and settings, Chloë loves working with people and in communities, and creating spaces that can begin conversation. 


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Lead Artist: Chloë Smith (she/her)

Film Direction and Editing: Lucy Cash (she/her)

Composition and Sound Design: Kim Moore (she/they)

Producer: Charlotte Mountford (she/her) and Luke Collins (he/him)

Design: Bethany Wells (she/her)

Mentor: Ellie Harrison (she/her)

Cinematographer: Ole Birkeland (he/him)

Hut Fabrication: Matt Sykes-Hooban (he/him)

Text and Process Support: Luke Pell (they/he)

Field Recording: Pete Smith (he/him)

Supported by 

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Dates: Fri 3 - Sun 5 May
Times: Open daily from 11am - 4pm

Duration: 14 minutes 
Age guidance: 14+
Dunston Staiths

The installation is free to visit with no need to book.

The location of This Endless Sea is at The Staiths just a short walk from The Staiths Café in Dunston, Gateshead and can be located using ///


The installation is wheelchair accessible and there is level access to the shelter. 

By attending GIFT, you're directly supporting the development and presentation of new artistic works in Gateshead.

Any questions?
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