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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…

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,…

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,…

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…

Sparkling wine and chocolate tasting

Thursday 6 April, 5.30 - 7.30pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Hosted at the newly renovated Ferens Art Gallery cafe this event is set to tingle your taste buds with a variety of sparkling wine and locally produced chocolate. On arrival you are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and princess sandwiches. Learn and taste…

Explore Art: Gallery Expedition

Every Tuesday, 10am-11.30am

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

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. To enhance the film screening, acclaimed…

Time Troopers - It's Egg-celent

Saturday 8 April 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 this month at the Ferens Art…

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…

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