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Sounding The Sea: Symposium 2017

TRITON 1100 SUBMERSIBLE WITH ABYSS 360 RIG ATTACHED © The expedition submersible that took celebrated author China Miéville on a descent into the deep ocean, (Nekton Mission and VRTÜL)
The expedition submersible that took celebrated author China Miéville on a descent into the deep ocean, (Nekton Mission and VRTÜL) 


How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when clearly it is Ocean.

Arthur C. Clarke

Join scientists, artists, poets and historians to delve into our cultural, historical and scientific connection to the ocean in a two-day symposium organised by Invisible Dust and Film and Video Umbrella – Sounding the Sea at Ferens Gallery and Hull University, 15th – 16th June.

Full price (£45) and concessionary tickets (£30) are available
Tickets: Event Brite 

Authors China Miéville and Philip Hoare, poet John Wedgwood Clarke, artists Bik Van Der Pol, Alec Finlay and Mariele Neudecker, and marine biologist and oceans campaigner Professor Alex Rogers of Oxford University to name a few, will discuss a wide variety of topics such as: the critical importance and health of our oceans with climate change, catastrophes such as tsunamis and earthquakes, bioluminescence and deep sea marine life, Hull’s maritime history and rising sea level and 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 9.30am 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 Film and Video Umbrella at Humber Street Gallery.

The symposium is independently supported by Hull and Oxford Universities, Arts Council England, Hull Culture and Leisure and the Wellcome Trust.