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Humber Street Gallery Programme Announcement

The gallery’s next exhibition, in what is an incredible programme planned for the year, is It Takes a Village. Opening on 2 June until 15 July, It Takes a Village will bring together a collection of works by international artists whose practice explores the themes of identity, equality, power and social change.

Set across the gallery’s three spaces, the exhibition will also include a series of free soap box discussions, talks, screenings and performances that will take place throughout the duration of the exhibition. The Gallery will build on this programme of learning and engagement opportunities to continue to attract new audiences to contemporary art.

Opening on 21 July until 30 September, the gallery is proud to present Measures of Life, The Lumen Prize for Digital Art. The exhibition will celebrate some of the most extraordinary and innovative art being created with technology. Interactive machines and augmented realities will take over the gallery spaces, inviting audiences to reflect on their own reality and think about how new advances in technology might affect our daily lives.

All of the participating artists are winners or finalists of the Lumen Prize for Digital Art, an international award that runs an annual juried competition as well as exhibitions and events around the world.

From 13 October 2018 until 6 January 2019, Humber Street Gallery will present Jamie Reid XXXX: 50 years of Subversion and the Spirit an exhibition of the work of British artist and anarchist, Jamie Reid. Through his art, music, performance and politics, Jamie Reid has become something of a punk icon, rebelling against society’s social and cultural injustices. His signature newspaper-cutting graphics have become synonymous with the spirit of British punk, from his collaboration on the Suburban Press (1971-1975) to, most notably, his iconic album artwork for the Sex Pistols.

The exhibition will be guest-curated by David Sinclair, Head of Visual Art and Engagement at The Civic, Barnsley, and will showcase a variety of material spanning several decades from the 1970’s to the present. Collage work, drawings, paintings, prints, poster editions and photographs will demonstrate Reid’s witty delivery and continued dedication in making a statement through art.

Absolutely Cultured is delighted to be working with The Brain Jar on a refreshed Café Bar offer at Humber Street Gallery. The new service will be fully operational in the coming weeks, offering artisanal spirits, premium craft ales, the leading edge in cocktail culture, as well as loose-leaf teas and locally roasted coffee from Hull’s The Blending Room. The food offering will have a strong emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients and healthy, plant-based vegetarian and vegan dishes.

Danny Winter, Concept Manager at The Brain Jar, said: “The passionate team behind The Brain Jar are thrilled to be working with the team behind Humber Street Gallery. We have a shared passion for the arts and cultural production and look forward to working hand in glove to drive our shared project forward together.”