Scraffito with Suzie Reffold

Scraffito with Suzie Reffold

Saturday 25th May 10.30am – 12.30pm

Suzie Reffold is an experienced potter who specialises in hand-building techniques, throwing on the wheel, and decorative techniques.

Scraffitto (Italian – “to scratch”), is a decorating pottery technique produced by applying layers of colour to pottery, then scratching off layers to create contrasting images, patterns and texture and reveal the clay colour underneath.

£25 or £20 for members

To book a place or to request more details please contact:

Studio Eleven Gallery. 12 Humber Street, Fruitmarket, Hull. 01482 229600
Or email

Mark Rodgers Exhibition of Paintings

An exhibition of twelve paintings featuring some of Mark Rodgers most recent works, produced whilst being Artist in Residence at Burton Agnes Hall.

The paintings reveal his attempt to capture his love of countryside and nature in oils and most of the paintings are produced in the manner of French Impressionists “plein air”

One of the paintings included in the exhibition was produced live on the Sky Arts TV programme, Landscape Artist of the Year

Traenerhaus Design & Print Fair

Join us to browse a wide selection of Original Prints, Artwork and Gifts made by local artists from Traenerhus‘ at Trinity Indoor Market this weekend. Plus, bring along the youngsters and enjoy free Family Craft Activities all day whilst enjoying a delicious meal from the range of yummy street food retailers. Fun for Everyone!

Bankside Gallery – Hull’s Street Art Network

Bankside Gallery is Hull’s street art quarter – with artwork painted on legal walls over a 3km area.

The area attracts artists from across the country and changes every day. More than 1,000 pieces have been painted since it began in March 2018.

The streets are the gallery and it is completely free.

The artwork stretches from the banks of the River Hull in the city centre (opposite the Museums Quarter), through the Wincolmlee Industrial estate, to Bankside & Clough Road.

Accessibility The area has foot paths to walk on, but can be busy at times so be careful when crossing roads in the area. You will have to cross some busy junctions etc.

Some of the paths may be uneven & hard to negotiate.

The streets are the gallery.

History Makers- Spring is here

Help us celebrate the arrival of Spring by making birds and flowers

Part of our regular History Makers craft and Lego sessions.

History Makers: Kings, Queens and Knights

Help us celebrate the arrival of Spring by making birds and flowers.

A free exhibition that takes famous moments from history and imagines them in LEGO bricks. LEGO artist Warren Elsmore and his team have created a celebration of our shared stories, struggles, and triumphs, made from everyone’s favourite Danish toy.

From tiny recreations of Concorde and the Titanic that could fit in your hand, to a 1.5m square medieval castle bustling with activity.

Featuring 30 models and dioramas designed to make you smile and to make you think. There will be some LEGO to play with – so visitors can be inspired and get creative!

History Centre Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Saturday 9.00am – 4:30pm

Sunday – closed

Diversity: An Exhibition

Wentworth Art Group is a friendly and welcoming social art group hosted by Ann Teale in her studio and gallery alongside the pottery run by her husband Mark in the grounds of Wentworth House Guest House, Aldbrough. Non of the members are professional artists but are enthusiasts whose aim is to develop a positive and encouraging atmosphere of mutual self-help, support and guidance, where the process of making art is as important as the product.
The exhibition pieces encompass media such as: watercolour and acrylic painting, printmaking, pottery, ceramic painting, collage and textiles produced through differing styles and approaches. They reflect the fascinating range of interests and skills amongst the group members and have been selected to show the diversity in creativity and artistry found in even a small group of people.

Location: Carriage House, Burton Constable Hall
Open daily 10am – 4pm
Included with the normal admission charges.

Tyrus by Pamela Tom

Tyrus is the moving, inspirational story of Tyrus Wong (1910-2016), who was, at various points in his long life, a Disney studio artist (where he worked on Bambi, 1942), a Film Production Illustrator at Warner Brothers (working on such films as Calamity Jane, 1953, Rebel Without a Cause, 1955, and The Wild Bunch, 1969), a fine art painter, a greeting card designer, a ceramics artist, and a kite designer.

But beyond his enormous contributions to Hollywood Cinema and American art, Wong’s story is also one of Chinese-American immigration during the 20th Century. Immigrating with his father to the USA in 1920 via Angel Island (the West Coast equivalent of Ellis Island), Wong had to find his way in a land where anti-Asian prejudice was rife. Yet he found love, family, and success, becoming one of the most influential Chinese-American artists in the USA. Tyrus, his life story, will be introduced by its director, writer, and producer, Pamela Tom.

Museums Quarter

Christmas Activities

Get into the festive mood this December as our Streetlife Museum hosts two more Saturdays of Christmas craft activities and festive fun!

Saturday 15 Dec 11am-3pm

Design your own gift boxes, wrapping paper and gift tags.

Saturday 22 Dec 11am-3pm

Create your own Art Deco stained glass Christmas cards and trees decorations.

To help you really get into the Christmas spirit, each activity will be supported by festive music and a Christmas story!

Free, drop in

Greetings and Glad Tidings

The Hull History Centre is putting on an exhibition looking into the history of the Christmas card. There will be lots to see visually and we hope to get people talking about Christmas past as we approach the 2018 festive season.

Inspiration for this exhibition came from a desire to know whether or not Christmas cards, once an integral part of Christmas, have a future in the age that we now live, dominated by social media and digital information.

The exhibition focuses on how the design of Christmas cards has changed as well as the sentiments and language used in them. It has been amazing to find how individual cards often have a story behind them and evoke memories of a bygone time.

We hope you will come into the History Centre and look at the examples we have chosen to display, dating from 1868 to 2014. Through reading the text that accompanies some of the images, you will also find out useful things about our wider collections here at the Hull History Centre.

We are also carrying out a survey to help us to assess what the future of the Christmas card might be? Simply pick up a form, complete it and pop it in our Victorian pillar box. The results will be posted on our website in the New Year.

Christmas Table Runner – Sewing Class

Make a lovely Christmas Table Runner with our sewing teacher Carol.

Get to grips with a sewing machine and make a lovely Christmas Table Runner, perfect gifts for Christmas or keep for yourself…..Carol Walker our sewing teacher will guide you step by step.

Candle Holders

Spend a relaxing afternoon making 3 different gorgeous candle holders in our studio.

Join us for a relaxing afternoon preparing some Party Candle Holders for the evenings festivities… Make 3 different style of decorations on your candle holders using a range of different materials. All materials are provided. Come and join us for some crafty relaxation before the silliness begins!

Reading Pocket Pillow

Make a lovely Reading Pocket Pillow with our sewing teacher Carol.

Get to grips with a sewing machine and make a lovely Reading Pocket Pillow, perfect gifts for Christmas or keep for yourself…..Carol Walker our sewing teacher will guide you step by step.

Lino Printing Gift Wrap & Tags

Have a go at lino printing and create your own Christmas gift wrap and tags in this relaxed no pressure workshop.

Have a go at making your own linocut and lino print; or build on previous experience and progress to the next level. All materials and equipment are provided as well inspiration sheets and props. This workshop is perfect for beginners or people returning to lino printing after some years. Make gift wrap and gift tags or a lino print to give as a gift this festive season.

Board Games Nights

Getting all competitive with board games nights at our place, every Tuesday evening. We have plenty of traditional games behind the counter, but please bring your own along to play with others. The more the merrier…


Make a Christmas Gnome!

Join us for a relaxing day after all that crazy shopping and make your very own Christmas gnome, just in time for Christmas.