Theme – Visions and Voyages
Voyages are varied, but they are all underpinned by the possibility of what lies ahead. These visions of possibility may be half-formed, but they are usually hopeful. The seafront is a timeless symbol of both escape and adventure, and a passage to new lands, creatures and civilisations.
As people throughout time have journeyed across the oceans they have cast new frontiers, and through this, seeded nations. Some journeys are characterised by hedonistic discovery, a joyous release from the daily routine. The less fortunate may journey to reach freedom from danger, or poverty, in a steadfast pursuit of new lands – gravitating towards an unseen future. And yet, even among humanities safest refuges, the voyage beckons. It beckons us out to the seas, up to the skies, and into the cosmos. Will this—the ultimate journey that is human exploration—ever end?