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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…


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…

"Any Old Rag Bone" exhibition

Friday 2 February - Friday 7 June 2019

Venue: Streetlife Museum

To this day, horse and carts collecting scrap metal are a regular sight on the streets of Hull. The call of “rag bone” can be heard down the ‘tenfoots’ and passages, letting people know to bring out any unwanted goods to be recycled.   This…

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

Curator Talk: Is this Planet Earth?

Saturday 4 May 2019, 1pm-2pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Angela Kingston, Curator of the exhibition Is This Planet Earth? for an informal tour. During this tour, Angela will touch on some of the things that have influenced the artists, from films such as the 70s sci-fi classic Silent Running, novels by H.G. Wells, to…

Masterpieces in Focus: Drop in Drawing

Thursday 28 March, 25 April, 30 May 2019, 1pm-2pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Drop in to the gallery and be inspired by the Holbein the Younger Masterpiece to prepare your own drawing. This session is unsupervised, but materials and inspiration are provided.  Free, drop-in

Masterpieces in Focus: Hans Holbein - Curator Talk

Thursday 13 June, 1.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Kate Heard, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings from the Royal Collection Trust, for an insightful talk about the life and work of Hans Holbein the Younger. Free event, booking essential. BOOK TICKETS

A Silent Conversation: Lorenzetti and the Ferens Collection

17 March - ongoing

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

A project linked to the Lorenzetti purchase (2013) supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since its arrival at the Ferens in January 2017, Lorenzetti’s nationally significant Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter has attracted over 500,000 visitors, and driven exceptional levels of media interest. At…

Fish Wives

Saturday 24 August - Sunday 27 October 2019

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Fish Wives 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…