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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…

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


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…

Jason Singh Sound Workshop

Thursday 30 May 2019, 1pm-3pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join artist Jason Singh for an introduction to sound art and have a go at creating your own soundscape inspired by Is This Planet Earth? Suitable for accompanied children and young people age 11+. Free event. Places are limited.  BOOK TICKETS 

Masterpieces in Focus: Drop in Drawing

Thursday 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

Shell Handling Session

Friday 31 May 2019, 10am-12noon

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Handle and sketch some of our wonderful shells, or design your own otherworldly creature. Suitable for accompanied children aged 5+. 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

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…