Ferens Curator part of ARTIST ROOMS team

Following Wednesday’s announcement from Arts Council England of over £2million for its Strategic Touring Programme, Ferens Art Gallery is delighted to be leading the ARTIST ROOMS 2016-19 tour.

Having successfully hosted three consecutive years of ARTIST ROOMS in the past, the Ferens will now be involved in a new mentoring programme that aims to help develop arts professionals and build relationships between the venues, to create a strong touring art network.

Exhibitions and Events Officer at the Ferens, Claire Longrigg, will be involved in this programme as part of a national curatorial team that will advise and support staff from galleries across the country with the 2016-19 programme.

Exhibitions and Events Officer at Ferens, Claire Longrigg said: “I am delighted to be part of this team and am looking forward to working closely with our colleagues from galleries up and down the country that will be hosting ARTIST ROOMS exhibitions.

“The Ferens Art Gallery has been worked hard to host three ARTIST ROOMS exhibitions Woodman, 2011, Warhol, 2012, and Creed, 2013. All three exhibitions benefitted greatly from having the support of the Gallery’s youth group the Future Ferens (young volunteers age 18-25) who assisted with the curatorial, marketing and learning aspects of the exhibitions.

“I look forward to sharing our experiences with colleagues nationally.”

Portfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure, Councillor Terry Geraghty said: “This is another good example of how we are building relationships and developing our partnership working, ultimately to improve the cultural offer for the people of Hull. The recognition here is a real credit to all involved.”

ARTIST ROOMS is an inspirational collection of modern and contemporary art acquired for the nation by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland with the 2016-19 programme comprising 1,600 works by 39 artists including Joseph Beuys, Agnes Martin, Damien Hirst and Louise Bourgeois.

The tour is made possible thanks to the new support of Arts Council England and the continued support of the Art Fund.