Award-winning visual artist Estabrak presents her new series of underwater photographs specially commissioned for the Ferens Centre Court. The photographs show people immersed in water, inviting us to look below the surface and reflect on issues often silenced on land.
Sea; the remains between explores the social, political and environmental impact of human activity in this region. It evolved through Estabrak’s personal exchanges with people in Hull and highlights both personal and universal stories, particularly those of people from communities overlooked by mainstream media and society.
The commission is part of Surroundings, a three-year programme about environmental themes, produced by Humber Museums Partnership and Invisible Dust, and funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust.
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.