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2017 Open Exhibition

21 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,…

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: Screaming Popes

Saturday 21 January - Monday 1 May 2017

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Five of Francis Bacon's notorious 'Screaming Popes' 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…

Ferens: Hull's Philanthropist

January - 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 will reopen in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection…

Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed

January - 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,…

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