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Time Troopers: Ollie the Owl

Saturday 9 June 2018, 11am - 1pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Make your own feathery Ollie the owl. Free, drop in.

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co - Organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood

Saturday 12 May - Sunday 29 July 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Come and meet Bagpuss, see the Soup Dragon and behold Noggin the Nog. Oliver Postgate’s voice and Peter Firmin’s puppets shaped the childhood memories of millions since they started collaborating in the 1950s. As well as telling the story of Bagpuss and The Clangers, the exhibition…

Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz - A British Museum and Ikon Gallery Partnership Exhibition

Saturday 30 June - Sunday 30 September 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Generously supported by the Dorset Foundation. Featuring 36 works from the British Museum’s collection, and two works from a private lender, this exhibition explores the work of Käthe Kollwitz through her self-portraits and portraits of working women, demonstrating her unique artistic talent, her technical prowess…

Ian McKeever (b 1946)

Saturday 20 October 2018 - Sunday 13 January 2019

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Ian McKeever RA (b.1946) is a contemporary British artist. He grew up in Withernsea, East Yorkshire and was inspired early on by the Ferens’ permanent collection, especially Stanley Spencer’s Greenhouse and Garden, 1937, and maritime paintings by Thomas Binks and John Ward. McKeever’s first solo…

Warrior with a Camera: Frank Hurley - Photographer & Film-maker

Wednesday 2 May 2018, 7pm-8pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Alasdair MacLeod, the Society’s Head of Collections for this free talk as he describes the role of Frank Hurley, the photographer and film-maker commissioned by Ernest Shackleton to document his attempt to be the first to cross the continent of Antarctica.In his illustrated talk,…

Screening of ‘South’ With a musical performance by pianist John

Saturday 12 May 2018, 4pm-5.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

A special free screening of the British Film Institute’s restored version of South, Frank Hurley’s silent film record of the Endurance expedition, with a piano performance by John Sweeney, a specialist in accompanying silent films. The film is both a unique historical document, and a…

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: Van Dyck, Charles I (1600-1649)

Saturday 28 April - Sunday 29 July 2018

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Sir Anthony van Dyck to Hull for the first time. Van Dyck's triple portrait of Charles I, begun in 1635 and finished by June 1636, portrays the King from three viewpoints, each with a…

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co Family launch

Saturday 12 May, 10am-12noon

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition featuring TV favourites Clangers and Bagpuss. Fun for all the family - face painting, badge making and craft activities. Free Drop-in.

Songs and Music from Bagpuss and Beyond

Saturday 7 July 2018, 1.30pm-2.15pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Sandra Kerr creator of the evocative music from Bagpuss and the voice of Madeleine the rag doll, will sing and play some of the best-loved music from the children’s animation classic. Join in, sing, and pretend to be mice on the mouse organ and ‘heave…

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