Curator and researcher Emily Gray will explore the emerging artist from the 1950s to today.
Taking work by New Contemporaries alumni in the Ferens Art Gallery’s permanent collection as a starting point, many of the artists who had their first public airing as a ‘New Contemporary’ have since become internationally acclaimed.
Emily is currently working on her PhD exploring the archive and history of New Contemporaries and its connections to the contemporary period in British Art.
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.