Hundreds of talented young artists are showcased at the Ferens Junior Open.
The annual Junior Open, is taking place online for the first time, on the Humber Museums Partnership website.
The Digital Junior Open celebrates the creativity of children and young people throughout 2020. The exhibition isn’t about prizes, instead it’s all about celebrating and championing children’s creativity in the face of the pandemic.
Luke Jerram was last was at Freedom Festival with Lullaby in 2020 and was the artist behind the hugely popular Museum of the Moon in 2018; We are delighted that he is joining us in 2021 with his latest work GAIA.
Created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions.
The installation aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment..
For Freedom Festival, audiences will experience this amazing installation surrounded by trees (thanks to The Woodland Trust) with a bespoke soundscape.
During the Festival there will be a series of special events underneath GAIA including an especially commissioned performance by The Broken Orchestra, and the culmination of a project based around climate change in association with Westcott Primary School.
Dates and ticketing details for these extra events will be released over the coming weeks.
Humber Street Gallery is pleased to present Enjoy Civic Life, an exhibition of new work by Leo Fitzmaurice. Logos and signs are reworked and repurposed as an exploration into our relationship with branding, identity, architecture, and the history of objects.
The artist will focus on the way these image-word-symbols have lives alongside ours – altering and adapting, like us, to the changing world around us.
Through a mixture of installation, sculpture and video, Fitzmaurice has responded to a collection of mounted plaques on display in Hull’s Guildhall, which have been produced by local company GK Beaulah & Co Ltd since 1939.
Due to current Covid-19 rules regarding Social Distancing, booking is a required in advance.
A small but important collection of British paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints produced between 1890-1940.
The university’s art collection can be found on the ground floor of the Brynmor Jones Library.
Featured artists include Aubrey Beardsley, Walter Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, Lucien Pissarro, Augustus John, Stanley Spencer, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Ben Nicholson as well as sculpture by Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Henry Moore.
The Bloomsbury artists are also well represented, and there are cartoons and costume designs. Also on display are the two Thompson collections of Chinese Ceramics, and occasional loan exhibitions.
An exhibition to mark Black History Month is taking place in Hull’s Old Town.
The exhibition will run from Saturday 17 October until Saturday 31 October, merging themes of migration, inclusivity and community.
It will form part of the Hull High Street Heritage Action Zone project funded by Historic England, taking place at Trinity Market, Hepworth Arcade and on Whitefriargate at the old M&S building and number 18, opposite Cooplands bakery.
The exhibition will challenge the misconception that Black presence has a brief history in the makeup of Britain as evident in the themes: family life, sport, entertainment, maritime, service personnel and human rights.
WINDOW a new exhibition of paintings by artist Christopher Tansey features large scale works reflecting the artist’s views during lockdown.
Christopher Tansey’s work is semi auto-biographical and self-reflective, drawing on existence, memory, experience, person and place to inform his visual language and express largely emotional responses through the use of vaguely representational elements and motifs. Life is material for his work and he paints to remind himself.
Another primary theme/concern for Christopher is exploring the ‘Isness’ and ‘Whyness’ of painting and paintings, and trying to make sense of and explore the act of painting itself and what a painting is. The search for meaning is very much part of the creative process for him.
The preview will be from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on Tuesday 22 September.
Christopher Tansey will be on site for a second viewing event from 11:00am – 2:00pm on Saturday 10 October.
For COVID-19 safety, our building has been fitted with PPE and six visitors (including staff) will be allowed entry at one time. There is no need to book, but masks are kindly required.
Practice in Place is the culminating activity of Fruit Factory Network, a year-long pilot programme created to support the development of visual artists living and working in Hull.
The programme has been centred around visits to some of the UK’s visual art hubs, museums, galleries, residency programmes and artist-run spaces to showcase leading examples, as well as connecting artists from Hull with arts professionals working across the country.
Practice in Place sees the participants exhibit a varied collection of works at Humber Street Gallery. The artists have produced responses to a multitude of concerns including climate change, displacement and migration, and have done so through a variety of art forms, including painting, photography, film and more.
FREE, booking required
The Hull Story Map is a brand new online project which wants to gather your words and stories about Hull.
Devised in lockdown by award-winning writer Joanna Walsh for Humber Mouth literature festival and Freedom Festival 2020, the map is designed to be made of stories, or memories, of feelings or thoughts about the city of Hull.
The map will be only be live for a short time (17 August – 6 September) so make sure you get your contributions in!
Social will initially open it’s doors as an Arts Café Bar and is premiering an exclusive exhibition by Hull artist Darren Rogers. His original artwork can be purchased and will stay in situ for 3 months.
“The paintings on show here today are part of a wider collection of artworks produced leading up to and during the lockdown period we have all endured in the past 6 months. This has been a highly emotive period, allowing us time to reflect, reconsider and re-evaluate ourselves and our place in society. Although the paintings on display here are not directly linked through narrative content to the pandemic, there are some concentrated influences, themes, and visual references throughout.
The visual signature of my work has developed over time, moving ever so slightly in one direction and then another, to the point we see today. The neo-pop language and auto-destructive abstractive process that I apply to the surfaces and motifs within the paintings are deeply rooted and referenced to the past, however, I aim to create images that mirror or critically bare witness to the society we are currently immersed within.
The work is constructed through the layering ripped up abstracted surfaces, ready-made images, popular characters, and informative motifs and logos. Some are nostalgic references removed from its original purpose or era and displayed careful alongside logos and other commonplace pop culture references to create a visual narrative. I often see the paintings as singular protest placards, produced as a reaction or as a critical question to myself and the viewer. In creating the work, I hope that it becomes the catalyst for self-exploration and a wider conversation about the political or social discourse of our time.” Darren Rogers.
His original artwork can be purchased and will stay in situ for 3 months.
Visit Dinostar – Hull’s Dinosaur Experience – the exciting, interactive dinosaur museum. A children’s museum with dinosaurs!
Highlights include a Tyrannosaurus rex skull, Triceratops bones you can touch and our interactive Sand Box where you can build a volcano!
Our dinosaur and fossil shop offers genuine and replica fossils plus a range of dinosaur toys, all at reasonable prices.
Dinostar, Yorkshire’s only dinosaur visitor attraction, is on Humber Street – in the Fruit Market area of Hull’s city centre.
Dinosaurs you can see, touch, hear and even smell! Hull’s own natural history museum. Ideal for children of all ages!
To help social distancing, a trail of footprints (two metres apart) leads visitors through the exhibition.
Whilst the maximum capacity of the museum has been reduced, there is no need to book in advance.
NHS TRACK & TRACE AND FACE COVERINGS
To support NHS Track & Trace a contact name and telephone number for each visiting group will be recorded. These details will be retained for 21 days and will not be used for any other purpose.
In line with Government requirements, face coverings are required throughout Dinostar for everyone aged 11 and over.
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.
These exhibitions, which were also previously open in these spaces at the beginning of this year, have led to Crewe being selected to receive a Turner Prize Bursary – the new format for the Turner Prize in 2020, celebrating artists for their significant contributions to new developments in British contemporary art.
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.
*Advanced booking is required for this exhibition to allow for social distancing*
Comic Con scheduled for November 11th 2020 has been cancelled. Comic Con will be back on Sunday 21st November. All previously bought tickets remain valid
- Special guests
- Cosplay contest with prizes to be won
- Photo opportunities
- Comic artists and authors
- Prop Displays
- Retro video gaming and arcade machines from Keep It Retro
- Table top gaming from Back To The Board
- Talks, panels, Q&As, quizzes
- Drawing workshops with out artists
- Creative zone for adults and kids
- Green Screen photography
- Movie cars
- And much more to be announced!
Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.
This is Hazel’s first solo photographic exhibition.
She seeks to demonstrate in Wake up to London, how the way we live work and play is increasingly being compromised through the privatisation of space in our cities. She contrasts the computer-generated imagery on the development hoardings and the text found in the developer’s brochure: King’s Cross – A Photographic Essay with what she found on her numerous walks exploring London’s Hottest Postcode N1C.
As you walk round the exhibition Hazel would like you to think about where you are and what you see. Is it a utopia or is it something else?
Working in local government and finance through the 1990s opened Hazel’s eyes to how regeneration projects are procured, designed and built and what can happen post-development.
The seeds of this project were sown during an Open City Architectural Renaissance Tour in May 2018. Hazel found further inspiration in the Urban Photographer Gill Golding’s work on King’s Cross Welcome to the Fake.
As the area develops, spaces become public, private or privately-owned public, changing their accessibility to all forever.