Blue Assembly

Exploring the "blue turn"

Blue Assembly is an ambitious multi-year program exploring our relationship with the ocean by gathering “blue” approaches to research. It aims to upend our assumptions about the ocean, its role in human life, and its future in the hope that we might inform policy around climate and the future of global communities.

Developed in collaboration with UQ scholars including researchers at the Centre for Marine Science, one of Australia's largest and most diverse marine research groups.

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Explore the project

Artists remind us that the sea is and holds memory, the sea is history, the sea bears time and space in every direction
An online journal dedicated to forms of transoceanic relation, creativity, and knowledge
Meet Dr Léuli Eshrāghi, who is generating new research on the Great Ocean and Asian diasporas from the position of Australia

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Blue Assembly partners

Centre for Marine Science

Centre for Critical and Creative Writing




Banner image: Elise Rassmussen, "Cyanometer (blue)" (detail), 2018, C-Print with custom frame, 21 x 26 in. Installation view, "Oceanic Thinking", UQ Art Museum, 2022. Photo: Josef Ruckli.