Celebrate our cultural and physical connections to the sea with artists, writers, historians and scientists at ‘Sounding the Sea’ a symposium as part of Hull UK City of Culture.
Two-Day Tickets (Thursday 15th & Friday June 16th): Full price £45, concessionary £20
One-Day Tickets (Friday June 16th ONLY): Full price £25, concessionary £10
Join leading authors China Miéville and Philip Hoare, artists Alec Finlay, Bik Van der Pol and Mariele Neudecker, marine biologists and ocean campaigners; Professor Alex Rogers, University of Oxford, Dr Magnus Johnson, University of Hull and Jo Ruxton, producer of groundbreaking film Plastic Oceans, for thought-provoking talks, workshops, artist performances and film screenings.
Varied topics will include: the critical importance and health of our oceans, climate change, catastrophes such as tsunamis and earthquakes, bioluminescence and deep sea marine life, Hull’s maritime history, rising sea levels along with our myriad of cultural connections to the sea.
Day 1: Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum
The symposium will open with registration at 12.30pm on Thursday June 15th. Artists talks, gallery tours and other events will start at 1.30pm and run in to the evening at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Teas and coffees and the option of an evening buffet will be available.
Day 2: Middleton Hall, University of Hull
The symposium will open with registration at 9.00am on Thursday June 16th. Artists talks, session and events will run until 4pm when the symposium will end. Teas & Coffees and a light lunch will be available.
Sounding the Sea is part of exhibitions ‘Offshore: Artists explore the sea’ curated by Invisible Dust at Ferens Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum, and ‘Somewhere Becoming Sea’ curated by Steven Bode, supported by Film and Video Umbrella at Humber Street Gallery.
The symposium is independently supported by the Universities of Hull and Oxford, Arts Council England, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Hull Culture and Leisure and the Wellcome Trust.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.
Arthur C. Clarke