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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…

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…

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…

Crit Session

Friday 19 July, 6pm-8pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Crit Sessions aim to give a platform for up and coming artists to engage with critical thinking. As well as providing an opportunity to network with other creative practitioners, we aim to give emerging artists the experience and tools to confidently present and discuss their…

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…

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…

Sound Bite

Friday 2 August 2019, 1pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Minimalist composers often worked with performance in a location and unusual inpsiration to make their sounds, we will come together to make a sound track from found materials in the gallery itself. Free, drop-in.

Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change

17 August 2019 – 5 January 2020

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

We are living in difficult and highly emotional times. Never before has the phrase ‘the personal is political’ had greater resonance, as we all try to understand who we are and what we want, and to express conflicting feelings about the world as we see…

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…

Time Troopers: Frosty the Snowman

Saturday 14 December 2019, 11am-1pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Time Troopers is a free, family friendly event that takes place across our museums on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Using our collections as inspiration we create fun craft activities for the whole family to enjoy. Come along to our Christmas activity and make…