‘Offshore’ opens in Hull on 01 April 2017
Ferens Art Gallery, Hull Maritime Museum and Invisible Dust are delighted to announce the imminent opening of their forthcoming exhibition, ‘Offshore: Artists explore the sea’ curated by Invisible Dust.
Open at both Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum from 01 April – 28 August 2017, ‘Offshore” explores the many contrasting ways the sea has shaped our culture, out imagination and our physical existence – and how our treatment of the sea threatens its very health. Climate change, coral bleaching and flooding are some of the issues Offshore artists explore through their work featured in this exhibition.
‘Offshore: Artist explore the sea’ includes 10 exciting new commissions and works from Artes Mundi 2017 winner, John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, Sony World Photography Award 2017 winner Martin Parr, John Smith and a new short story by author China Miéville.
Alice Sharp, Curator and Director of Invisible Dust, says: “Since 2009, Invisible Dust has been working with leading artists and scientists to produce unique and exciting works of contemporary art and new scientific ideas exploring our environment and climate change. We are delighted that that our major new exhibition puts Hull’s role as an important port centre stage in a first and unique collaboration between the Ferens and the Maritime Museum.”
Read more about the exhibition at Hull Daily Mail online.