Sea of Hull: Spencer Tunick in Hull

Absolutely brilliant account – wish I could have been one of the 3200!

steve ritter

Ferens Art Gallery is pleased to announce a site specific commission by Spencer Tunick. The internationally renowned New York based artist will gather hundreds of naked people to take part in a series of photographic installations in the city centre on 9 July 2016. In response to Hull’s maritime history Tunick’s participants will wear body paint to reference the colours of the sea found in the Ferens Art Gallery’s paintings. Sea of Hull will be presented at the gallery in 2017, during the UK City of Culture year.

The call out came on 30 March 2016: Spencer Tunick would be returning to British shores. Ferens Art Gallery had declared an intention to gather “hundreds of naked people“, yet come the eve of their event they had no fewer than 6,000 registrants to contend with. Adding to their logistical challenge, every participant was to be…

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