The characters and stories of Hull’s seafarers are brought to life in this exhibition of portraits by Dan Llywelyn Hall.
During Hull’s City of Culture year in 2017, Dan had numerous sittings with the men who shaped the seafaring industry. Although based in the Merchant Navy club Dan met both fishermen and merchant seamen and heard how occupations changed as a response to the challenging times faced by the city’s maritime community.
An accompanying film documentary by Ann-Marie Conlon shows Dan carrying out the sittings and discussing the lives and roles played by the mariners who formed a vital part of Hull’s social history.
The Maritime Museum is currently closed for refurbishment as part of the Hull : Yorkshires Maritime City Project with plans to reopen 2025. For more information and updates on the progress of the refurbishment check out their website https://maritimehull.co.uk Recognised as one of the most striking buildings in the city, Hull Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square will once again shine. As part of this transformational project we will breathe new life into the Hull Maritime Museum.