3 Aug 2017

Gallery: Space Urchins invading Hull Libraries

Have you seen these alien visitors around the city?

In partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure, Hull City Council, Hull 2017 and supported by Arts Council England, Hull based artist Andi Dakin has been working with libraries and primary schools across Hull to present art and education project – Space Urchins.

*Space Urchins are spherical, multi-coloured spikey creatures.

*They have travelled from deep in space to visit Planet Earth.

*They entered our world through ships’ portholes that appeared in our local Libraries: portals to infinity and beyond.

*They are nocturnal. They explore the libraries at night time and sleep during the hours of daylight.

The Space Urchins invaded 12 libraries across Hull and local primary schools visited the exhibitions with Andi to learn about the alien visitors. They participated in drawing and storytelling, explored the spaces in ways they’ve never done before and made their own Space Urchins.

Space Urchins. Photo: © Sean Spencer

Andi explained “I saw several small Space Urchin invasions last year. I didn’t know what to expect and I approached the swarms of spiky spherical creatures with care. I was able to collect some samples and after laboratory analysis and some very basic communication we established that they were friendly. They come in peace, they like our planet.”

You can still visit the Space Urchins exhibition at Hull Central Library until the end of Aug 2017.


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