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Journey To The Centre Of The Couch

HUMBER STREET GALLERY, 64 Humber Street, HU1 1TU

25 May - 7 Jun 2019

FREE

Hull based artist Ella Dorton will expand her fabric collage-based practice with her first major project at Humber Street Gallery.

Typically using found fabrics, old clothes, bedsheets, curtains and paint, the artist composes portraits that reflect the people of Hull. Her interests have recently explored fictional future landscapes that capture drastic ecological change with rising sea levels and continued use of plastics and their detriment on the environment.

For her project at Humber Street Gallery, the artist will develop a series of large-scale fabric collages that depict individuals and groups of people that make up the social diaspora of Hull from communities surrounding her own neighbourhood. To create these, the artist has composed portraits and sketches brought together through extensive sittings with her subjects. These sittings act as an axis to bring the voices of those who greatly inspire her, directly into the work, often including quotes from conversations scrawled/stitched onto the final piece.

Ella Dorton is one of seven artists who collectively run Ground, an artist run workshop, gallery and community space. Many of the subjects within in this series of work have been a part of the Ground community.

Venue Details

HUMBER STREET GALLERY,
64 Humber Street,
HU1 1TU

01482 323484

info@humberstreetgallery.co.uk

http://www.humberstreetgallery.co.uk

Humber Street Gallery is a new contemporary art space nestled in the heart of the city’s Fruit Market cultural quarter. Housed in a former fruit warehouse, the gallery will showcase the best in contemporary visual arts from the shocking to the sublime. The gallery seeks to generate debate, push boundaries, encourage new ways of thinking and inspire with a packed programme designed to appeal to those both familiar and not so familiar with the arts.

Facilities

Accessible Toilets

Assistance Dogs

Baby Changing

Level Access

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
Closed (open on Bank Holidays)
Tuesday
10am - 6pm
Wednesday
10am - 6pm
Thursday
10am - 6pm (open until 8pm, first Thurs of the month)
Friday
10am - 6pm
Saturday
10am - 6pm
Sunday
10am - 6pm