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Object Handling

Every Thursday, 12.30pm-2.30pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Look out for the hands on desk where our volunteers will help you investigate objects from our handling collection. The topic this summer is whaling. Objects include a massive vertebra from a whale's back bone and a harpoon used by Hull whaling men. Suitable for all…

Turner and the Whale

Saturday 7 October 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

An exhibition that unites Hull’s own whaling collections with works from JMW Turner, Turner & The Whaleoffers unique insight into Hull’s finest artists and the artistic mind of one of the art world’s most revered landscape painters. On loan from the Tate’s national collection, Turner’s three rare…

Turner Prize 2017

Tuesday 26 September 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is awarded by Tate to an artist who has exhibited outstanding work in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for 2017 will exhibit their work at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, from September with the…

Ferens: Hull's Philanthropist

Friday 13 January - Sunday 31 December 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Thomas Robinson Ferens' philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most respected regional galleries in the UK. Following a £4.5m makeover the Ferens Art Gallery reopened in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in…

Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am (Term Time Only)

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

For mini artists, explore texture, light, shape and colour each week through toys, song, materials and movement. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. Free, Drop in

The Art Club

Every Monday, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Venue: Wilberforce House Museum

Join Artist Bill Brown for this weekly informal art workshop in the beautiful setting of Wilberforce House Museum. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new tricks and tips whilst working on their own project each week. £4 per person, payable on the day –…

Junior Open Exhibition

Saturday 25 November - Sunday 21 January 2018

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

The Junior Open exhibition is an annual exhibition of artwork produced by local children age 15 and under. This year we received over 190 artworks from individuals and nine school groups. A broad range of works including drawings, paintings, collages, and print making - some…

Curating Turner & The Whale: An Exhibition Tour

Thursday 14 December, 1pm-2pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Gain an in-depth understanding of the current The Turner & Whale exhibition, with a tour by one of its co-curators Martha Cattell. BSL interpreted. Free, Drop In

Martha Cattell: The research and collections behind Turner & The Whale

Thursday 14 December, 6pm-7pm

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

This talk provides a unique opportunity to hear about the research behind the Turner & the Whale exhibition with co-curator Martha Cattell. Martha is currently in the final year of her PhD at the University of York, exploring the visual and material culture of whaling…

Hull Yorkshire's Maritime City Presentation and Tour

Thursday 14 December 2017, 10.30am-11.30am

Venue: Hull Maritime Museum

Come along to the Maritime Museum to hear a presentation on the exciting £27m HLF and Hull Ciry Council-funded Hull: Yorkshire’s Maritime City project by the Curator of Maritime and Social History. Find out how the project will transform the way in which Hull’s rich…

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