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Art and science collide in this multi-platform exploration of the environment.

Uniting artists and scientists to produce unique, exciting works that explore our environment, Surroundings features everything from photography showcasing the impact of seasonality, to choreography inspired by bread baking. With artists including Ahilapalapa Rands, Gayle Chong Kwan and Laura Wilson.

Part of Humber Museums Partnership’s three-year programme of international residencies, commissions and events, curated in collaboration with not-for-profit art and environment organisation, Invisible Dust.



23 Jul – 5 Nov 2017, Normanby Hall and Gardens

A new body of artwork by Gayle Chong Kwan, which explored the history of fruit and vegetables grown onsite, plus wider issues of food production, transportation and seasonality. Installations and photography will be shown in the potting sheds, glasshouses, and the library of Normanby Hall.

Milling About

Sat 7 Oct, 2-4pm, followed by exhibitions until December 2017, Museums Quarter & Hull East Riding Museum

Milling About is a new site-specific artwork by artist Laura Wilson exploring Hull and the East Riding’s history of growing grain and baking bread.

Surroundings 2017 Showcase

Sat 7 Oct, 2-4pm, Museums Quarter, Hull

Performance, exhibitions and readings by Surroundings artists and writers. Including Laura Wilson, Gayle Chong Kwan and visiting New Zealand artist Ahilapalapa Rands. Along with writer and poet John Wedgwood Clarke and Dave Windass.


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