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Pulling the British threads in Moby-Dick; prints, handmade books and textile work by Caroline Hack inspired by the British sources Melville used in Moby-Dick.

This year is the 200th birthday of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick. To celebrate, Norfolk based artist Caroline Hack is exploring the British books that the author used extensively as inspiration for his epic whaling adventure.

It was in Thomas Beale’s book The Natural History of the Sperm Whale that Melville learned about the Sperm Whale Skeleton at Burton Constable Hall. Whitby Whaler and scientist William Scoresby junior is mentioned several times in Moby-Dick (though not always kindly) for his Arctic whaling and scientific studies.
Caroline Hack has been making art about Moby-Dick and British Arctic whaling for over a decade. She exhibits widely and has work in a number of institutions in the UK and US.

For more information about the artist visit www.carolinehack.com
Location: The Carriage House, Burton Constable Stables
This exhibition is included with the normal admission charges.

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


Burton Constable
HU11 4LN
01964 562400


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  • Accessible Toilets
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  • Baby Changing
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Opening times

Monday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)
Tuesday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)
Wednesday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)
Thursday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)
Friday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)
Saturday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)
Sunday 11am-5pm (18 March - 20 December)

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