At Sea – The Daily Practice of Swimming

2010 Selection

Designed at Atelier David Smith by David Smith.

Photography: Gary Coyle and Paul McCarthy

Print and Lithography: 1455 Fine Art Printers

Book Binders: Van Waarden

Publisher: Kevin Kavanagh Gallery

Cultural Publication

Produced for a mid-career retrospective at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 2010, At Sea records the artist Gary Coyle's unique practice – his photographic studies of the Irish Sea are taken during daily ritualistic swims at the Forty Foot bathing place in Sandycove, Co. Dublin. The book is an edited document of over two thousand swims and associated seascapes – photographs and drawings. Interspersed with commentary and collected ephemera (maps, notebooks, pens and swim matts) the book provides a unique insight into this eccentric yet meditative art practice.

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