Jonathan Baldock presents 'Toilers of the Sea' as part of 'Offshore: artists explore the sea'
Offshore: artists explore the sea is a group exhibition curated by Invisible Dust and takes place across Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum. The exhibition explores how the sea has shaped our culture, our imaginations and our physical existence, touching on subjects from mythical sea monsters, superstitions, trade, travel and mapping.
Ten new commissions were produced specifically for the exhibition, including works developed in conversation with leading marine scientists. Artist new commissions include Saskia Olde Wolbers, Mariele Neudecker, Badgers of Bohemia, Kasia Molga, Martin Parr, Bik Van Der Pol, Phil Coy, John Wedgwood-Clarke and Rob Mackay, Jonathan Baldock and Ian J Brown and new essay by author China Miéville.
Artists featured in the exhibition include 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.
The exhibition is part of season two of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, Roots and Routes and also included a Syposium 'Sounding the Sea' with Steven Bode.