A mixed media audio visual installation Expansion of Existence explores the interconnectedness of human life on earth through ancestry and maternal lineage.
The work looks at the relationship we have with ourselves and our own heritage, through the people who came before us. The colourful intertwined ribbons, represent the different life paths of 100 women from Louise’s maternal line, who lived between 1670 and 2019. The connections between the sculptures highlights the family links as well as the similarities in lived experiences across almost 350 years.
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.