Marine show recreates life under ocean waves

Under the Sea  Exhibition Millennium gallery. Artist Paul Evans with his life size charcol drawing of a Killer Whale ' Away from the Pod'. Millennium gallery staff member  Rowena Hamilton with the UK Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef
Under the Sea Exhibition Millennium gallery. Artist Paul Evans with his life size charcol drawing of a Killer Whale ' Away from the Pod'. Millennium gallery staff member Rowena Hamilton with the UK Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef
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A GALLERY in Sheffield is taking visitors under the ocean waves from next week with an exhibition inspired by the deep blue sea.

The exhibition at the Millennium Gallery features a life-size charcoal drawing of an orca whale, as well as other marine-inspired artworks and real specimens such as the jaws of a great white shark.

The free show – called Under The Sea – opens next Wednesday and runs until June.

Artist Paul Evans drew the Orca whale after a special commission by Museums Sheffield and the piece takes up an entire wall in the gallery’s craft and design exhibition space.

Other contemporary works include sculptures of sea creatures by Steffan Dam and a film installation called Octopus Hunter.

Interactivity is on offer in the shape of a large, crochet coral reef, which has been touring the country inviting contributions from art enthusiasts.

Visitors will also see glow-in-the-dark silver and silicone jewellery by Jenny Llewellyn, inspired by underwater creatures.

A Museums Sheffield spokesman said: “Artists and designers have always been fascinated by the shapes and forms found in marine plants and animals.

“Under the Sea explores the beauty and importance of the oceans, their significance for our planet and what we can do to help protect them.”

The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 11am to 4pm on Sundays.

Log on to www.museums-sheffield.org.uk for more information.