FACES OF 30 CITY SEAMEN GO ON SHOW
PORTRAITS OF HULL’S HARDIEST SEAFARERS HAVE GONE ON DISPLAY. DAN KEMP REPORTS
Thirty incredible portraits of some of Hull’s hardiest seafarers have gone on display at the city’s Maritime Museum. The pictures by artist Dan Llywelyn Hall are part of the Portraits At Sea exhibition that is running at the venue until December 22.
The 30 headshots are the final wave of portraits that depict members of Hull’s Merchant Navy.
The drawings were done during the City of Culture year and share the faces of both fishermen and merchant seamen who call the city home.
The sittings were done to show the changing face of the industry as jobs altered in response to challenging times faced by the maritime community.
Speaking about his exhibition, Mr Llywelyn Hall said: “I was invited to meet the men of Hull’s seafaring past, when the ports were bustling with fishermen and the Merchant Navy.
“I discovered some truly resilient and engaging men who were full of stories with rich characters forged by time at sea. This collection serves as a testament to these men, their generosity of spirit as ships pass at night.”
Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall at the Portraits At Sea exhibition at Hull Maritime Museum
MICK ‘SPEWY’ NEWLOVE
DAVE ‘ODDBALL’ BARKER
GRAHAM ‘SHEB’ WOOLEY
BARRY ‘TAB’ HUNTER
CYRIL ‘CAB’ BUTLER
BARRY ‘THE COD FILLETER’
STAN ‘SPANKY’ PUCKERING