Streetlife Museum © Neil Holmes

Remembering the Past Series – Life on the Homefront

Meet Mrs Lockington a 1940’s housewife as she talks about life at war in Hull and transports you to a bygone age.

The performance will be followed by an opportunity to handle objects and share memories of life in the 1940’s & 1950’s.

Hull & East Riding Museum © Neil Holmes

Exploring Islamic Art: helmets

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.

 

Explore Islamic Art through this display of Kulah Khud.

The display will explore these highly decorative helmets and culture that created them.

Museums Quarter

Just Like Us

An exhibition celebrating Gypsy, Roma, Traveller culture and heritage for GRT History Month.

Created by the Community Safety Unit at Humberside Police with the local GRT Community

Hull & East Riding Museum © Neil Holmes

Exploring Islamic Art: ceramics

Discover more about Islamic Art through this display of pottery objects from the Middle East.

We’re exploring the cultures that they represent and how the objects to Hull.

 

Hull & East Riding Museum © Neil Holmes

Tiles and Tilers

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.

 

Our temporary display case  in Hull & East Riding Museum will highlight some of the medieval and early modern tiles from the museum’s collections.

These objects showcase the vibrant culture of the region, its artists history and the people who lived here.

Hull & East Riding Museum © Neil Holmes

Introducing Hnefatafl

An introduction to the early medieval boardgame of Hnefatafl.

The display explores what the game was, how it was played, and its origins across the North Sea in Scandinavia.

Ludwig Gruner Jewel-Cabinet 1851

Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection

This event has been cancelled

 

Ludwig Grüner, Jewel-Cabinet 1851

An ongoing partnership with the Royal Collection Trust brings a Victorian masterpiece by Ludwig Grüner to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection.

Queen Victoria’s  Jewel- Cabinet was commissioned as a gift by Prince Albert and was an important exhibit at the nation’s Great Exhibition of 1851.

Grüner’s cabinet will be the centre piece of a new exhibition. Accompanying the masterpiece will be highlights from the Ferens Art Gallery’s Victorian Collection.

Ludwig Grüner Jewwl-Cabinet marks the fourth of five exceptional works of art from the Royal Collection to go on display at the Ferens between 2017 and 2021, as part of the Masterpices in Focus from the Royal Collection.

Ferens Open Exhibition

2020 Open Exhibition

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.

 

Each year our Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for amateur and professional artists to celebrate creativity side by side in the Ferens Art Gallery’s beautiful temporary exhibition spaces.

The display often includes a truly diverse selection of artworks in a variety of styles and media, many of which are also for sale, allowing visitors to purchase original artworks at a range of prices. If you would like the chance for your artwork to be exhibited in one of the UK’s leading regional art galleries enter the Open Exhibition.

Ferens Art Gallery

JUNIOR OPEN EXHIBITION

The Junior Open exhibition has been held annually at the Ferens Art gallery since 2014.

It celebrates the creative talent of  young people in Hull and the surrounding area.

Artworks are submitted by individuals, schools and local community groups, aged 15 and under.

Credit image to Venture Arts

Creative Connections: The Exhibition

05 December – 06 March // Preview 04 December 10 AM – 7 PM

Over the past year, Artists Gail Hurst, Jon Keen, and Sarah Johnson have been collaborating on a regular basis with participants of three of Hull’s leading disability charities to develop creative social groups.

In Creative Connections the exhibition, the work produced as an outcome of this project with participants from Danny’s Dream, Victoria House, and Sight Support will be presented.

Jamie Crewe

JAMIE CREWE: SOLIDARITY & LOVE

All events/exhibitions at Humber Street Gallery cancelled,

and will remain closed until May 1st.

 

Solidarity & Love is a new collection of work by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. The exhibition at Humber Street Gallery has been created alongside a sister show at Grand Union, Birmingham titled Love & Solidarity.

Taking inspiration from Radclyffe Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness (1928), the exhibitions address the provocations of the book, which has had a lasting impact on generations of queer, lesbian, and transgender people.

Through a combination of video, sculpture and text, Crewe touches on themes of heartbreak, experiences of transphobia, LGBT solidarity and conflict, as well as exploring the legacy of the novel itself.

Both exhibitions can be enjoyed independently of each other and are supported by a series of events across Hull and Birmingham.

Hull Minster Christmas Tree Festival

Lord Mayor’s Christmas Tree Exhibition

Enjoy a wonderful display of decorated Christmas Trees, within the splendour of Hull Minster.

Each tree is decorated or sponsored by a local business.

Funds will be raised for the Lord Mayor’s Charity Appeal Fund, which this year supports Ganton School, Age UK and Hull Heritage Bullnose Trust.

See the remains

Sea; the remains between

Award-winning visual artist Estabrak presents her new series of underwater photographs specially commissioned for the Ferens Centre Court. The photographs show people immersed in water, inviting us to look below the surface and reflect on issues often silenced on land.

Sea; the remains between explores the social, political and environmental impact of human activity in this region. It evolved through Estabrak’s personal exchanges with people in Hull and highlights both personal and universal stories, particularly those of people from communities overlooked by mainstream media and society.

The commission is part of Surroundings, a three-year programme about environmental themes, produced by Humber Museums Partnership and Invisible Dust, and funded by Arts Council England and the Wellcome Trust.

Humber Street Gallery

JAMIE CREWE: SOLIDARITY & LOVE

Solidarity & Love is a new collection of work by Glasgow-based artist Jamie Crewe. The exhibition at Humber Street Gallery has been created alongside a sister show at Grand Union, Birmingham titled Love & Solidarity.

Taking inspiration from Radclyffe Hall’s novel The Well of Loneliness (1928), the exhibitions address the provocations of the book, which has had a lasting impact on generations of queer, lesbian, and transgender people.

Through a combination of video, sculpture and text, Crewe touches on themes of heartbreak, experiences of transphobia, LGBT solidarity and conflict, as well as exploring the legacy of the novel itself.

Both exhibitions can be enjoyed independently of each other and are supported by a series of events across Hull and Birmingham.

Edges-in-Blues-and-Greys-in-detail-by-Julie-Massie

The Winter Show

The Winter Show marks the finale of the Studio Eleven celebrations of a decade of creative residence on Humber Street in Hull.
From the Jurassic Coastline to the boulder clay of the Humber Region, the chalk line brings these artists together for The Winter Show.
The exhibition features a selection of contemporary ceramics by Julie Massie, Adele Howitt, Martin Harman and Emma Williams amongst our gallery artists, with paintings by Deborah Grice and Myles Linley.

Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change

This major partnership exhibition features over 120 artworks. They are drawn jointly from the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, and the Ferens collection.

Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy important artworks new to Hull, in conversation with existing highlights from the local collection. A number of Ferens works are rarely seen treasures, including watercolours, prints and drawings less often on public display due to their fragility to light.

Reflection presents a dynamic and diverse vision of Britain and British art, which asks questions about identity and belonging. What does it mean to be British? How do we define British art? How do we present ourselves to the world?

Some of the artists were born in Britain and travelled elsewhere through choice or necessity; others were born elsewhere and travelled here. Some artists worked a hundred years ago; others are just starting on their careers.