Visual artists Laura Delaney and Danae Valenza have collaborated with the Mission to Seafarers to create a site-specific installation within the historic building. Audiences are invited inside to share a space where merchant seafarers spend their days between voyages. Mission to Seafarers provides a temporary home to a community of 60,000 seafarers who dock in Melbourne’s ports each year.  A constant turnover of ships, crew and stories has been translated into a body of visual and sound-based works, located throughout the building. Hull explores our connection to ports, patterns of migration and trade by turning to those who experience the realities of life at sea, tracing uncharted aspects of Melbourne’s maritime history and reconsidering the contemporary significance of seafaring communities.

Hull launches on Sunday 20 May 2-6pm, rum for all seafarers and land-dwellers in the Mission to Seafarers dome (All other drinks can be purchased at the bar to help support the not-for-profit Mission to Seafarers).

Hull includes the free exhibition at Mission to Seafarers and a ticketed film and music event, RESCORE. Speakeasy Cinema and Danae Valenza will present a reimagining of silent cinema, inviting local musicians to rescore the experimental visions of seminal filmmakers.

About the Artist

Laura Delaney is a multi-disciplinary visual artist based in Melbourne. Delaney uses site-specific modes of practice to critically engage in past and current social constructs. Delaney presented I’m Fine for the 2010 Next Wave Festival and completed a Master of Fine Art by Research at Monash University in 2011.
Danae Valenza is a multidisciplinary artist from Melbourne. She is interested in the societal functions of interpersonal dynamics and uses musicality as a means to record and document her experiments. Danae has previously exhibited at ACCA, Gertrude Contemporary, Anna Pappas, Seventh, King's and Blindside. In 2012, she was awarded an Australia Council ArtStart Grant.
  • Image: Laura Delaney / original photograph courtesy of Mission to Seafarers
  • Original photograph courtesy of Mission to Seafarers
  • Original photograph courtesy of Mission to Seafarers
  • Image: Laiman Edris, Seafarer
  • Image: Laiman Edris, Seafarer
  • Image: Laura Delaney

Dates: 19-27 May (opening Sunday, 20 May, 2pm-6pm)

Location: Mission to Seafarers Melbourne, 717 Flinders Street, Docklands (tram routes 35, 70, stop D6)

Times: Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 11am-10pm

Ticket prices: Free

Note: for wheelchair access please contact The Mission to Seafarers on 9629 7083


Hull: Rescore


This event is also part of Day Pass 2 and Day Pass 7


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