• Summary
  • Venue
  • Credits


In this exhibition of international artists’ work with the moving image, we take a closer look at the ever-changing boundaries between land and sea, exploring Hull’s long-standing prominence as a gateway to the North Sea and beyond.

Featuring artists including Simon Faithfull, Lavinia Greenlaw, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen (with Duncan Pickstock and Mikkel H. Eriksen), Cecilia Stenbom, Ruth Maclennan, Isabella Martin, Esther Johnson (with Jez riley French), Gunnar Jónsson, Nina Sverdvik, Guy Moreton, Christine Clinckx and Alec Finlay (with Hanna Tuulikki and Lucy Duncombe), Somewhere Becoming Sea reflects how expanses of water that divide countries are also channels that connect them.

At a time when climate change threatens to blur boundaries further and bring far-reaching economic impact, the exhibition captures the sea’s elemental power and asks: is everywhere now Somewhere Becoming Sea?

If you would like to book a place for the BSL Interpreted talk please email us on access@hull2017.co.uk. Spaces are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


64 Humber Street
01482 323484


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Baby Changing
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday Closed (open on Bank Holidays)
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm (open until 8pm, first Thurs of the month)
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

Creative Credits

Curated by Steven Bode.

Supported by Film and Video Umbrella.

Various works appear in the exhibition with additional thanks to the Embassy of Sweden in London, the Embassy of Iceland in London, and the Royal Norwegian Embassy.

Trailer: ‘Quicksand’, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, 2017

Quicksand was co-commissioned by the Goethe-Institut London and Culture+Conflict, and kindly supported by Danish Arts Foundation, The Elephant Trust, Embassy of Denmark in London, and Bespoke Banter.