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Marine Art

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The Deep, Tower Street, Hull, HU1 4DP

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Alexander Reichardt is an artist and designer whose unique creativity reflects his life-long relationship with the sea and especially of the Aegean. He has travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world and has lived for many years on the Cycladic island of Naxos where, with his wife, the celebrated potter Katharina Bolesch, he has established the internationally acclaimed Fish & Olive gallery in the ancient village of Halki.

Reichardt’s compelling imagery is based strongly on the motif of the fish as the all-encompassing symbol of the sea and its fruitfulness. His exquisite fish designs feature on the ceramic and porcelain work of Bolesch and are incorporated into artefacts of luminous beauty that include silver jewellery, Naxian marble, brass, wood, and lithographs.

From his earliest years, Alexander Reichardt has engaged with the sea in every way and most intensely through scuba diving, a pursuit that has invested his art with its unique aesthetic. Such close engagement has also imbued him with a profound sympathy for the marine environment in general and his engagement with marine conservation is expressed through his close association with the Cousteau Divers.

Thus, respect for the sea, for its beauty and its danger, defines Alexander Reichardt’s aesthetic and ethical view of the marine environment. He believes that the rich diversity of the Mediterranean that has captivated him from his earliest years has been greatly diminished in his own lifetime. His artistry and his beautiful images are a celebration of that diversity and reflect also a powerful plea for its recovery and restoration.

Admission to the gallery is free as you do not need to enter the aquarium.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:

From the South & South West: Follow the signs for Hull & Humber Bridge then for A63 and Hull City Centre. Continue into Hull following the signs for the Ferry. This route will take you straight over two sets of traffic lights past Princes Quay Shopping Centre (on the left) and the Marina (on the right) and over Myton Bridge. At the first roundabout turn left - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

From the North: Take the A1079 towards Beverley then follow signs for the Humber Bridge and the A164. Take the A63 signposted Hull City Centre. Continue into Hull following the signs for the ""Ferry"". This route will take you over two sets of traffic lights past Princes Quay Shopping Centre (on the left) and the Marina (on the right) and over Myton Bridge. At the first roundabout turn left - signposted ""City Centre North"". Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

From the East: The A165 approaches Hull from the East Coast and onto Holderness Road. Follow signs for A63/M62 Leeds. At second roundabout turn right - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

From the East & Hull Dock: Proceed along the A1033 towards Hull. At second roundabout turn right - signposted City Centre North. Almost immediately turn left into Citadel Way (opposite Victoria Dock Tavern). Continue to the end of the road to a T-junction. Turn left and follow the signs for The Deep.

By Public Transport:

Buses/rail - For up to date information on bus timetables from Hull Interchange to The Deep please call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 open daily from 8am - 8pm (calls to Traveline cost 10p per minute, plus any charges your network provider makes). Train times into Hull can be found via National Rail. To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards House of Fraser department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep.

There is a Park and Ride facility from Priory Park, Hessle. This is 5 miles west of Hull on the A63 approach road into the city. It is signposted from the A15, A63 and the Humber Bridge.

Taxis are available from outside the station for approximately £5.00 single fare.
To walk to The Deep from the station, exit the station and cross the road towards Hammonds department store and then follow the pedestrian signs to The Deep.

Accessible by Public Transport: Hull Interchange station is 1 mile away.

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