The Whalers is essentially a print re- imagining of Moby Dick as a story about human greed, toxic masculinity and the fatal consequences of declaring war on nature.
The project has been inspired by a number of things: firstly, Burton Constable’s commemoration of Herman Melville’s bicentenary (the focus of Hull Print Collective’s design brief in 2019) ; secondly, Hull’s Whaling heritage, particularly in relation to the ambitious Maritime City project. But the prints, as you’ll see, also draw on my deep concern about the life or death environmental crisis we now face and the dark forces that brought us to this cliff edge.
The exhibition may be viewed in the Stables Community Art Gallery
Burton Constable is a hall, stables and parkland situated just 10 miles east of Hull City Centre in Skirlaugh. Explore the grand rooms of the Hall, filled with fine art and furniture, and uncover the Constable family characters from the past 500 years. With a tea room and gift shop, tours and a whole host of other events on offer, there’s plenty to do and see.