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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…

Francis Bacon: Nervous System

Saturday 21 January - Monday 1 May 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Five Francis Bacon masterpieces join the Ferens Art Gallery's permanent collection redisplay. This includes one of Bacon's most revered and highly recognised masterpieces, Head VI (1949), from the Arts Council Collection. A master of modern British art, Bacon's series was inspired by Diego Velazquez's 17th-century…

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…

Time Troopers - Rock to the Beat

Saturday 9 September 2017, 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.  Make your own funky guitar at the Ferens…

Time Troopers - In the Frame

Saturday 11 November 2017, 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.  Join us at the Ferens Art Gallery to…

Time Troopers - Ho Ho Ho It's Christmas!

Saturday 9 December 2017, 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.  Get in the festive mood and create a…

Masterpieces from the Royal Collection: Rembrandt The Shipbuilder and his Wife

Saturday 1 April 2017 - Monday 28 August 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

An established partnership with Royal Collection Trust has secured the loan ofa magnificent standalone masterpiece by Rembrandt van Rijn which is the firstever painting by the artist to visit the city. ‘The Ship Builder and his Wife’, 1633, drawsattention to Hull’s historic trading links and…

Offshore: Artists Explore the Sea

Saturday 1 April - Monday 28 August

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Artists John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, China Mieville, Martin Parr and Marielle Neudecker feature in a new exhibition of internationally renowned artists, writers, scientists and filmakers curated by Invisible Dust. Exploring sea-related themes, including monster myths, local fishing communities, Hull's role as a maritime city and…

SKIN: Freud, Mueck and Tunick - Ron Mueck in Partnership with Artist Rooms

Saturday 22 April - Sunday 13 August 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Presenting the work of internationally acclaimed artists, the exhibition explores the nude and in particular how the depiction of skin continues to fascinate today. Spencer Tunick’s hugely anticipated photographs from the Ferens Art Gallery’s Sea of Hull 2016 commission are revealed for the first time. Officially the…

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

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