Learn more about the connections between whaling, folk music and textile art at our artist talk with Caroline Hack & film screening of Travelling for a Living (1966), a documentary about Hull folk band The Watersons at Ferens Art Gallery
Doors open from 12.30 with an opportunity to meet Caroline Hack and see her artworks on display. Followed by a screening of Travelling for a Living and artist talk. Hack’s newly commissioned work-in-progress inspired by the famous whaling song The Greenland Whale Fishery will be on display.
Caroline Hack is a renowned international artist whose work explores stories and legacies of British Arctic Whaling through textiles, print, and artists’ books. Historical accounts, objects, artworks and folk songs from Hull all feature heavily in Hack’s work, many of which have been found in the Hull Maritime Museum.
The 1960s documentary Travelling for a Living follows folk music icons The Watersons in their hometown of Hull as they travel the folk club circuit and perform various folk songs, including traditional fishing and whaling songs. With thanks to the BFI Television Archive.
The Ferens has a magnificent collection of paintings and sculptures, including works by European Old Masters, portraiture, marine painting, and modern and contemporary British art. Highlights include masterpieces by Lorenzetti, Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Frederick Leighton, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing. With a regular programme of events, guided tours and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new to explore. You can also enjoy refreshments in our popular cafe, Venue Hull.