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Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection: Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), c.1526-7

Saturday 23 March - Sunday 23 June 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Hans Holbein the Younger to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. A portrait drawing of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535). The portrait, likely connected to…

Microbes

Saturday 18 May 2019 - Sunday 1 September 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Our Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us.  Visitors can walk through the pods causing them…

Is this Planet Earth?

Saturday 4 May - Sunday 28 July 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Visitors will encounter wondrous creatures and stunning landscapes filled with colours and sensations that are heightened and strange. Beautiful to behold and often sci-fi in feel, the exhibition will have darker undercurrents relating to our destruction of nature. The varied artistic work pays homage to…

Ferens 10 Minute talks: Is This Planet Earth?

Thursday 9 May, 6 June, 4 July 2019, 1pm-1.10pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

These free to attend events provide an opportunity to find out more about the artists, their work and influences. Drop into Gallery 7 to meet the Curator. British Sign Language Interpreted Free Drop-in

Fisherwomen: The heritage and tradition of women working in the fishing community

Saturday 24 August - Sunday 27 October 2019

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Fisherwomen celebrates the tradition and importance of women in the fishing industry by following the traditional route of the herring trade from Shetland down the east coast, via Hull to Great Yarmouth.  It will highlight the central role of women in the fishing industry today,…

Sensory Explorers

Tuesday 20 August, 1pm-2.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join artist Sarah Louise Davies for a fun-filled, multi-sensory workshop to sing, dance and play your way through our landscape of inflatable microbes. Suitable for children and young people with autism. Free. Booking essential Children are to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Only children…

Musical Microbes

Wednesday 24 July and Wednesday 21 August, 10.30am-12noon

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Led by artist Sarah Louise Davies, this workshop will lead you on a journey, exploring the human body through movement and music. Suitable for families with young children age 5+. Children are to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Only children require a ticket. BOOK…

Microbes Baby Sensory

Friday 21 June and Friday 19 July, 10.30am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Be inspired by our landscape of colourful microbes through a mix of sensory and messy play with Eden’s Baby Experiences. The session will include singing and parachute games. Suitable for accompanied babiesand children age 0-3 years. £4 per child. Places are limited. Please book tickets…

Kingstupon Hull Stumption

Thursday 25 July, 8.30pm-9.15pm - Meet outside the Ferens Art Gallery

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Patrick Coyle's site-specific performance is a guided tour of a fictional water-bottling plant in Hull City Centre. Coyle suggests that in the future, water has become a scarce luxury item due to “radio sewage active tailings” having been detected in the Humber Estuary, which glows a…

Just Like Us

Wednesday 12 June - Thursday 27 June 2019

Venue: Streetlife Museum

An exhibition to celebrate Gypsy, Roma, Traveller culture and heritage.  

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