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Art exhibition celebrates Hull's links to the sea

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Image caption The work will be shown at the city's Ferens Art Gallery and Maritime Museum

A new arts exhibition is celebrating Hull's links to the sea.

Offshore, part of the UK City of Culture 2017 festival, is the first joint exhibition between the city's Ferens Art Gallery and Maritime Museum.

Works include a series of poems inspired by the Humber Estuary and a film about the local fishing industry.

One performance features a dancer with a latex costume which changes colour in response to data received from coral at Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Image caption Hull's maritime history features in the five-month-long exhibition

Curator Alice Sharp said: "From Kasia Molga's piece, which links Hull to the Great Barrier Reef through the phenomenon of coral spawning, to Phil Coy's work - which gets to the heart of East Riding fishing communities past and present - the 23 works that make up Offshore are mesmerising and completely unique."

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Image caption The works cover all aspects of life along the coast

The exhibition runs at the two venues until the end of August.

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