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Ron Mueck Part of ARTIST ROOMS On Tour

Saturday 22 April - Sunday 13 August 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Australian-born artist Ron Mueck is widely recognised for his striking sculptures, which replicate the human figure at greatly exaggerated or reduced scale, but always in the most painstaking detail. His incredibly life-like works have been exhibited internationally and have captivated the public wherever they have…

10 Influential Women: Influential Female Artists – Talk & Tour

Thursday 2 March 2017, 1pm and 6pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Curator Rebecca Gee for a series of 10 minute talks, each highlighting the work of an influential female artist in the collection. Free, Drop in

10 Influential Women: Influential Female Artists – Talk & Tour

Thursday 9 March 2017, 1pm and 6pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Curator Rebecca Gee for a series of 10 minute talks, each highlighting the work of an influential female artist in the collection. Free, Drop in

Catherine Howe: Francis Bacon; The Anxiety of Influence

Thursday 30 march 2017, 6pm-6.45pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Francis Bacon’s ‘pope’ paintings, inspired by Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Innocent X, are some of his most well-known, seen to capture the sense of malaise in post-war Europe.Yet, strangely, Bacon saw them as an obsessive failed experiment. This lecture will address the complexities surrounding their…

Inspired by Bacon: Artist Led Workshop for Adults

Saturday 4 March 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join painter Dom Heffer to explore Francis Bacon’s so called Screaming Popes seriesand Head VI (1949) before embarking on your own experimental paintings from a live model. £ 47 per person (Friends of the Ferens members £37), Advance Booking Essential To book your place either…

Bacon Film Screening: The Battleship Potemkin

Thursday 23 March 2017, 7pm-8.45pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

The 1925 film The Battleship Potemkin will be screened alongside the Francis Bacon: Nervous System exhibition. This iconic film features scenes which provided early inspiration for the artist’s work and the selection of paintings on display at the Ferens. £15 per person (Friends of the…

Imogen Tedbury: The ‘particular delightfulness of Sienese painting’ - collecting art from Siena in nineteenth-century Britain

Friday 24 March 2017, 1pm-2pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Imogen Tedbury, Sienese specialist at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the National Gallery, will explore the long history of British taste for Siena, Sienese painting and the art of the Lorenzetti. £5 per person (Free for Friends of the Ferens members ), Ticketed Event,…

2017 Open Exhibition

13 January - 12 March 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ferens hugely popular annual Open exhibition providing the opportunity for local amateur and professional artists to celebrate creativity side by side.   This year the three highly respected external selectors are Dr Gabriele Finaldi, Director of the National Gallery,…

Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed

Friday 13 January - Sunday 23 April 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Supported by the National Gallery Pietro Lorenzetti's stunning panel painting, Christ between Saints Paul and Peter (c.1320), is unveiled for the first time following its acquisition by the Ferens Art Gallery in 2013. Having undergone extensive conservation treatment and research at the National Gallery, London,…

Medieval Inspired Casting and Carving: Artist Led Workshop for Adults

Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.30am-3.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Sculptor Saffron Waghorn to explore our Lorenzetti Masterpiece from another dimension. Use casting and carving to create medieval inspired relief sculpture. £ 47 per person (Friends of the Ferens members £37), Advance Booking Essential To book your place either click on the book tickets…

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