What's On

Ferens Late

FERENS ART GALLERY, Queen Victoria Square, Hull, HU1 3RA

1 Nov 2019




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Join us at the Ferens Art Gallery for a night of creativity, inspiration and conversation.

Co-produced by Future Ferens, this late event invites young people to take-over the gallery spaces after hours. Shaped by artists and young people, the Late will explore key themes from the Reflection exhibition – such as identity, gender and belonging – through drag, live-art and portraiture.

Join us to experience a night of spoken word, performance and artist interactions – and get the chance to visit the Reflection exhibition at night.

The event is absolutely free and there’s no need to book, just drop in!

What’s on…

Live performance by noise artist AJA UK – We are excited to announce that AJA will be performing live during our Late. AJA stages some of the most captivating and confrontational performances in the electronic music underground, inviting a mutual catharsis between her and the audience. Her work combines power electronics and techno while her stage presence, a mess of fluorescent paint and exposed flesh, create a truly powerful experience. Don’t miss her live performance – 8pm in the Ferens Studio.

Performing Identity workshop – Future Ferens are delighted to be working with artist Anna Bean who will be leading a free Performing Identity workshop on the night. Anna Bean’s work recalls a long tradition of staged narratives and theatrical role-playing in art. She utilises various cinematic tools, such as makeup, costumes, props, and scenery, to create dream-worlds filled with surreal humour. Her workshop will give you the chance to get playful with your appearance.

Listen, share and enjoy with our Reflection Reading Room – The Reflection Reading Room will be sharing carefully chosen short stories and poems to stimulate thoughts and ideas, inspired by our Reflection exhibition. The Reading Room will provide a safe space for listening and sharing – drop-in to join the conversation.

Spoken word with The Warren – The Warren Youth Project is an independent charity that has been providing vital support services to marginalised and vulnerable young people in Hull. A group of their young people will be sharing thought-provoking spoken word, responding to key themes around identity, gender and belonging. Join them for a live interventions in the Ferens galleries.

Make-up Workstation – Future Ferens will be giving you the chance to explore gender and identity through make-up and costume. Our Ferens Late is a safe space to celebrate individuality and self-expression. Come as yourself, or take on a new persona – everyone welcome.

The Ferens Studio space will be transformed by illustrations, created by our Future Ferens – Original artworks exploring identity, will be projected in the space, celebrating the talent, personality and diversity of our Future Ferens group.

This free event will launch an exciting new programme of Ferens Lates supported by the Friends of the Ferens.

Venue Details

Queen Victoria Square,

01482 300 300

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.


Accessible Toilets

Assistance Dogs

Baby Changing

Hearing Loop

Level Access

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

10am - 4:30pm
10am - 4:30pm
10am - 4:30pm
10am - 4:30pm
10am - 4:30pm
10am - 4:30pm
11am - 4.00pm