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 Museumopening 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.