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Open Exhibition 2019

2 February - 14 April 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork. This year’s exhibition will be selected by John Heffernan,…

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…

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…

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

Time Troopers: Chick Chick Chick Chick Chicken

Saturday 13 April 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 and make your own Easter Popsicle Chick.Free,…

Mini Masterpieces: Digital Portraits

Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join us to create a portrait which will be added to a live feed in the studio of all the portraits being made. Suitable for under 5s and their families. £1.50 per child, pay on the door.

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…

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…

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

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…