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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 - 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…

Turner Prize Nominees and Winners at the Ferens

Thursday 7 September, 1pm-2pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Later in the year the Ferens will host the prestigious Turner Prize. Get ready with this fascinating talk exploring the previous Turner Prize nominees and winners already represented in the gallery’s permanent collections. This event will feature British Sign Language interpretation. Free Ticketed Event, Advance…

Francis Bacon: An Intimate Portrait

Thursday 7 September 2017, 6pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

We are pleased to welcome Michael Peppiatt, a close friend and confidant of Francis Bacon, to the Ferens Art Gallery this season. Aged 21 Peppiatt was introduced to Francis Bacon where he maintained a relationship with him for 30 years, gaining insight into the life…

Mini Masterpieces: Painting with Natural Materials

Tuesday 22 August 2017, 10am-11.30am

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

oin us to create your own unique artworks to take home and help is create some larger pieces together. Suitable for children aged 5 and under. £1.50 per child, payable on the day.

Interrogating Identity with Hack and Host

Saturday 26 August 2017, 10.30am-2pm

Venue: Ferens Art Gallery

Join Hack and Host, Hull based art collective, for an interactive discussion on the role of identity in visual art. You will take part in a series of activities which investigate identity, artists, and audiences. How do artists explore identity? Be inspired by previous Turner…