Get involved: Hull, Portrait Of A City workshop for 16-25 year olds

Humber Street Gallery is encouraging young people aged between 16 and 25 to sign up for the next Moved By Art workshop on Thurs 2 Nov. Designed to give individuals a better insight and appreciation of contemporary art exhibitions, Moved By Art uses informal discussions and creative activities to allow participants to express their thoughts and feelings about each exhibition in an artistic way.

Following brilliant sessions on Lee Price’s The House Of Kings and Queens and Sarah Lucas’ Power In Woman, the next session is aimed at anyone considering a career in photography as well as those who enjoy taking photographs on their phone.

It will focus on the Hull, Portrait Of A City photography exhibition, which sees Martin Parr and Olivia Arthur, internationally renowned photographers from the Magnum Photos collective, visiting Hull to explore the rich culinary scene and to capture the creativity of the young people in the city.

The Moved By Art session will be led by poet and writer James Nash, along with photographer Ruby Hogg-Deverell. Participants will be given a guided tour of the exhibition, which will include information on the techniques on display, how the results were achieved and an insight into the photographers’ methodology. There will also be the opportunity to discuss personal reactions to the exhibition, followed by demonstrations of visual photography effects and disposable camera techniques.

Ruby said: “The sessions are a great opportunity for people to gain a better understanding of some of the exhibitions in the gallery. We encourage people to not just look at the work, but to discuss it with us and with each other. Sharing perspectives and observations is a great way to appreciate art as we all take something slightly different from it.

“We’ll also be giving people skills they can take away and use straight away, whether they’re used to using a high-end camera, their phone or a disposable.

David Cleary, gallery assistant at Humber Street Gallery, said: “Everyone is welcome at the sessions, but we’d really like to encourage those people who wouldn’t generally choose to visit a gallery to come along and give it a try. The sessions are really informal and are a great opportunity to really understand the exhibition and learn how to achieve similar results with your own photography.”

Moved By Art: Hull Portrait Of A City takes place on Thurs 2 Nov from 5pm to 7pm at Humber Street Gallery. To book your place, please email