‘Encounters’ exhibition open 7th July – 24th August
Whitby Library, Whitby, YO21 1ET
We are delighted to invite you to join ‘Encounters’ our new exhibition as part of Cook 250 Festival in Whitby, North Yorkshire, with events taking place over the weekend of 7th and 8th July.

Artists Ahilapalapa Rands and Fiona MacDonald: Feral Practice are creating new commissions exploring the scientific and artistic impacts of Captain James Cook’s first Pacific voyage, and the shared histories of the encounter between Cook and the Peoples of the Pacific.

The weekend’s lively programme of events includes a talk by award-winning, international bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, Natasha Pulley, curator of the Cook exhibition at the British Library Dr William Frame, conversations with the artists and creative workshops. Artwork will be displayed from 6 young people who have worked with the artists and then travelled on the tall ship Atlya from London to Whitby.

‘Encounters’ has been created in partnership with North Yorkshire Library and Information Service and is funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust with support from Scarborough Borough Council.

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