Offshore: artists explore the sea
Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum, HU1 3RA
1st April – 28th August 2017
‘Sounding the Sea’ Symposium 15 – 16 June
Petrolia (2005) will be showing as part of a major new exhibition taking place at the Ferens Art Gallery and the Hull Maritime Museum opening on 1st April as a part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
Petrolia takes its name from a redundant oil drilling platform sat in the Cromarty Firth, Scotland. The film looks at the architecture of the oil industry along the Scottish coastline where oil and gas supplies are predicted to run dry in the next forty years. Petrolia presents a record of industrial phenomena, – the toxic beauty of the refinery at Grangemouth, huge drilling platforms gliding across the water as they come in for maintenance and repair at Nigg and the last dance of the shipbuilding cranes in Glasgow harbour.
Curated by Invisible Dust ’Offshore: artists explore the sea’ will include new and existing works by internationally-renowned artists whose engagement with our seas and oceans resonates with Hull’s own very particular relationship to the sea. New works by Badgers of Bohemia, Kasia Molga, Martin Parr, Bik Van Der Pol, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Mariele Neudecker, Phil Coy, John Wedgwood-Clarke and Rob Mackay, Jonathan Baldock and Ian J Brown, author China Miévilleas well as existing works by Tacita Dean, John Smith, Adam Chodzko, Alexander Duncan, Tania Kovats, David Malone, Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Emily Richardson, Shimabuku, Zineb Sedira, Lawrence Lek and others, will be shown alongside selected work from the Gallery and Museum’s collection of fine art and maritime objects for what marks a major and ambitious collaboration between the two museums.