LOST: Photography Exhibition

Take a look at this inspiring collection of images recording the development of the Lost Trawlerman Memorial in Hull by Nigel Walker.

In 2003 Saint Andrews Dock Heritage Park Action Group launched a public appeal to raise money for a memorial to over 6000 fishermen who gave their lives in the fishing industry sailing from Hull. In 2015 Peter Naylor won a public vote on submitted designs. This design in weathered steel now stands on St Andrews Quay, on a temporary site. Once work is completed on flood defences in the area a memorial garden will be completed and the sculpture will be moved there as a centrepiece.

Nigel Walker worked with STAND and Peter Naylor to record the making of the memorial – from early design work in the studio, to the cutting of the steel, erection on site and the dedication of the monument by the Archbishop of York in 2017. Nigel continues to visit and photograph the sculpture and will eventually finalise this documentary when the memorial garden is completed sometime in 2020. Fundraising for the garden continues.

Location: The Carriage House, open daily from 10am – 5pm

This exhibition is included with the normal admission charges.

Credit image to Venture Arts

Footnotes on Equality Preview Event

Footnotes on Equality is an exhibition created by fifteen international researchers as part of the European Commission-funded project Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe (GRACE) (www.graceproject.eu and www.footnotesonequality.eu). The exhibition curates an eclectic collection of art and everyday objects that speak to cultural productions of (in)equalities across Europe.

The collection includes an array of material including field notes, audio and visual recordings, transcriptions, artworks, and readymade objects all arising from the diverse research conducted through the GRACE project.

The exhibition highlights the desire to question current mainstream notions of equality in Europe and to show that struggles are ongoing and incomplete. The title ‘Footnotes’ emphasizes the object collection as evidence, additional support, critique, alternative perspectives, diverse insights and anecdotes that supplement academic readings.

Accessible text, BSL interpreter present at Preview Event, Wheelchair Accessible, Hearing Loop, Disabled Access toilets. If you have any specific needs that are not listed, please email info@artlinkhull.co.uk so that we can facilitate your access.

Footnotes on Equality

Footnotes on Equality is an exhibition created by fifteen international researchers as part of the European Commission-funded project Gender and Cultures of Equality in Europe (GRACE) (www.graceproject.eu and www.footnotesonequality.eu). The exhibition curates an eclectic collection of art and everyday objects that speak to cultural productions of (in)equalities across Europe.

The collection includes an array of material including field notes, audio and visual recordings, transcriptions, artworks, and readymade objects all arising from the diverse research conducted through the GRACE project.

The exhibition highlights the desire to question current mainstream notions of equality in Europe and to show that struggles are ongoing and incomplete. The title ‘Footnotes’ emphasizes the object collection as evidence, additional support, critique, alternative perspectives, diverse insights and anecdotes that supplement academic readings.

Exhibition Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays from 07 September to 11 October 2019, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Monday viewing available by request. Please email info@artlinkhull.co.uk

Accessible text, BSL interpreter present at Preview Event, Wheelchair Accessible, Hearing Loop,, Disabled Access toilets. If you have any specific needs that are not listed, please email info@artlinkhull.co.uk so that we can facilitate your access.

GIN AND CANAPES EVENING

Grab a fellow Gin enthusiast and join us for an evening where you can discover the flavours of Hull’s Humber Street Distillery with a Gin and Canapes tasting experience. 18+ only.

What’s included?

A welcome cocktail

3 Gin drinks + canapes

A Humber Street Distillery representative to give you an insight into the spirit

Ollie Dook: Proboscidea Rappings

Jumbo the Elephant was one of the first modern day animal celebrities. Born in 1861 Jumbo tragically died in 1885 after a fatal collision with a train. The impact of his brief time on this planet was felt on a global scale.

Artist Ollie Dook examines the story of an archived photograph which depicts an imitation ‘Jumbo’ crossing Hull’s Monument Bridge in the 19th Century as part of Barnum’s circus parade.

Through an exhibition that combines video and sculpture, Dook offers up a new version of Jumbo, exploring the enormity of his physicality, popularity and impact on the world.

Nnena Kalu: Wrapping

Nnena Kalu’s colourful sculptures are created by layering and binding materials such as industrial plastic tubing, newspaper, foam, cling film, fabric and tape. Kalu will construct a series of large-scale sculptures which playfully wrap around the gallery, responding to the unique architecture of the Project Space.

Visitors are invited to experience Nnena’s energetic creative process, which is shared through a performance-like activation of the works during the initial few days of the exhibition.

Nnena Kalu is a studio artist at ActionSpace, a London based visual arts organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities.

Live install: 30 October – 5 November, 10am – 6pm – Public can visit space to view work in progress.
Exhibition dates: Wednesday 6 November – Sunday 8 December

Fisherwomen

FISHERWOMEN

Award-winning photographer, Craig Easton, well known for his landscape work and intimate portraits of real lives, explores the past and present. His work will bring together three strands of the fisherwomen’s story: their heritage, their journey and contemporary portraits, including exciting new commissions of Hull’s own fisherwomen.

Featuring more than 22 large format portraits and landscapes, plus an audio visual presentation with almost 100 images and voiceover by local Hull fisherwomen Dawn Walton, the exhibition will highlight the central and essential role women play in the modern fishing industry today. Nowadays, many women still work in the demanding industry and their work is now almost done entirely behind closed doors in processing factories, sheds and smokehouses.

With his work, Craig has followed the traditional route of the herring trade from Shetland down the east coast, via Hull to Great Yarmouth exploring the role of women in the fishing industry.

Following the exhibition, some of Craig’s new work of Hull women will be used within the planned new displays at Hull Maritime Museum, as part of Hull’s major maritime project.

I Am The Coyote: Exhibition

In these challenging times, Joseph Beuys’s ideas of an “extended definition of art empowered with the creative potential to help shape society and politics” is worth considering again.

This exhibition focuses on a unique experiment in penal reform which, more than 40 years ago, challenged society’s understanding of the causes of violence resulting from incarceration, physical deprivation and drug abuse.

Inspired by Richard Demarco, selected artists revisit the legacy of Barlinnie Prison’s Special Unit and – with HMP Humber’s Graft studio – set a progressive contemporary context exploring the transformative possibilities of art and the continuing relevance of the creative solutions that were offered.

Is it my Fault?

An exhibition dispelling the myths of rape and sexual assault

“What were you wearing?” Society continues to blame the victim for provoking an attack by how they dressed, where they were or even the time of day.

This exhibition hopes to dispel the myth of provocative dress being a factor in violent sexual crimes. Behind the shocking statistics, data and quotes are real people, made of flesh and blood left to deal with the aftermath of sexual violence.

No matter your dress, your actions or behaviour before the assault the only person responsible is the perpetrator.
#isitmyfault

Opening hours

Monday-Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm (excluding Wednesday 7 August)
During the Freedom Festival weekend (Saturday 31 August & Sunday 1 September,) the exhibition will be open 10.00 am – 3.00pm.

Arctic Corsair - Chris Pepper

Arctic Corsair – The Move

On Sunday, the Arctic Corsair, the country’s last surviving, distant-water, sidewinder trawler is to move from its current location for the first time in over 20 years!

This historic event will see the Arctic Corsair move to temporary storage at Associated British Ports. She will then receive a major programme of restoration works to secure her long-term future!

More information on the restoration works can be seen here https://maritimehull.co.uk/

The ship should have left its berth by 12 noon.

HAVING FUN: PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Having fun: A photographic exhibition of leisure and entertainment in Hull through the years

Leisure is an important factor in the promotion of a healthy and balanced lifestyle and taking part in recreational activities has been found to improve both physical and mental wellness and can enhance our quality of life.

A member of staff thought it would be interesting to see how people in Hull have spent their leisure time over the years. Opting solely for photographs they hope to provide a really engaging and visual social history of leisure in our city enabling visitors to draw comparisons with their own leisure activities of today.

Pulling together photographs from our collections, the exhibition provides a glimpse at how people of Hull have spent their leisure time over the years. From participating in sports, enjoying the city’s parks, to visiting the city’s more seasonal attractions such as Hull Fair, the exhibition touches upon aspects of ordinary lives at least some of which will have been enjoyed by almost everyone living in the city.

We hope that these photographs will invoke memories and help you to reflect upon your own leisure activities, perhaps even inspiring you to try something new.

Hull Brickfest 2019

Back for a third year at Hull’s prestigious Guildhall is the regions biggest LEGO® fan event.

Come and see custom creations by some of the UKs best Master Builders, take part in fun activities and play opportunities plus shop at several specialist LEGO retailers.

Only £3 entry on the door with under 4s free.

Open from 11am-4pm, last entry 3pm.

*All children must be accompanied at all times by their responsible adult. Playbricks not suitable for under 4s due to small parts.

A Different View Winchester floor panel (Solent News & Photo Agency) 1920

“Michelangelo – A Different View”

Tickets for the Sistine Chapel exhibition at Hull Minster are now available.

This exhibition displays Michelangelo’s world-famous work up close for the first time, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artist’s magnificent paintings which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

“Michelangelo – A Different View” is coming to Hull Minster from October 8 to November 18 – one of only two UK venues to host it – after touring major European cities, including Copenhagen, Prague and Amsterdam.

Officially licensed by the Vatican Museums, the stunning exhibition will allow visitors to view superb reproductions of the elaborate paintings of the Florentine master from a distance of only two metres, with no time constraints, meaning they will be able to appreciate fully their beauty and fine detail.

It will be the only opportunity for people across the North of England to see Michelangelo’s work, so it is expected to be hugely popular and draw visitors from far and wide.

Hull Minster has made the exhibition free to enter to enable as many people as possible to experience Michelangelo’s genius up close, but is asking visitors to show their appreciation by donating what they can to support the church’s vital work supporting some of the most vulnerable members of the community.

To create the exhibition, the E4Y team and the Vatican Museums worked together to produce high resolution versions of photographs taken of the frescoes in the 1990s and transfer the images onto special fabric webs to create highly-detailed display panels. This technique allows a true-to-life reproduction of the paintings and gives visitors an otherwise impossible close-up view of Michelangelo’s brushwork.

By separating the paintings into a series of panels, the exhibition allows art lovers to study closely individual elements of the overall artwork and specific aspects of Michelangelo’s artistry.

It means that, for the first time, the elaborate reproductions allow visitors an intimate closeness to the magnificent frescoes of the Florentine genius – a privilege only a handful of people have enjoyed before the “A Different View” exhibition was created.

Previously, visitors to the Vatican Museums in Rome have only been offered an overall impression of the frescoes on the walls and ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The works are 22 metres above visitors’ heads, making it impossible to admire the work in all its splendour and detail.

Now, far away from the enormous streams of sightseers at the Sistine Chapel, visitors to Hull Minster will have the opportunity to take in the breathtaking paintings at their leisure.

In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned sculptor and painter Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni – known simply as Michelangelo – to paint the huge ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Michelangelo and his assistants spent four years on scaffolding under the vaulted ceiling creating his astounding Renaissance masterpiece. Faced by the challenge presented by the chapel’s architecture, he developed unique painting techniques, setting new standards for future generations of artists.

Michelangelo was originally commissioned only to paint the 12 apostles, but persuaded the Pope to let him depict scenes and individuals of his own choosing. Consequently, the chapel is peopled with more than 300 characters from the Bible.

The work was completed in 1512 and has been adored by artists across the world for more than 500 years as well as being admired by four million visitors each year to the Sistine Chapel.

The complex artwork includes the most famous painting of them all – the “Creation of Adam”, a depiction of God giving life to the first man – which forms part of the new exhibition. Another major attraction is a spectacular six metres square reproduction of Michelangelo’s “The Last Judgement”, which covers the whole of the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.

Securing the breath-taking exhibition is a major coup for Hull Minster, which has become an iconic, multi-use venue, community and cultural hub as a result of a transformational development project.

“A Different View” will be supported by an extensive programme of events and family-friendly activities to engage the public with the extraordinary work of art in the majestic setting of the 700-year-old church, with further details to be announced in due course.

 

Preview and Chill

Through her ongoing interest in the subject of self-care, Liverpool-based artist Frances Disley investigates Hull’s rich heritage around food, with an exhibition that features sculpture, painting, textiles and plant life.

Join Frances Disley and her collaborators for a relaxed introduction to her exhibition, The Cucumber Fell in the Sand, and find out the different ways you can interact with the artwork and how we’ll need your help to keep it growing.

Accessible or Relaxed Event (e.g. suitable for audiences sensitive to loud noises)

The National Archives of the Republic of the Homeless

Artist Vanessa Cardui has spent six months working with members of Hull’s homeless community and Artlink on a project that has become this exhibition, which will go on show from June to August.

Through this exhibition, Vanessa hopes to present a glimpse into understanding what it’s like having no home. This comes in the form of an archive- an effort to organise artworks made by the homeless and ex-homeless of Hull. Cardui aims to confront questions of value, authenticity, belonging, loss, and the idea that anyone’s history can be buried when certain structures fall out of place.

open 10 am – 4 pm, Monday to Saturday

Bonus Arena

#BEYOUTY

The Bonus Arena and Viking FM in association with HULLBID are delighted to present The #beYOUty Show on Saturday 28th September 2019. #beYOUty is a one stop shop for everything including fashion, health, well-being, hair, aesthetics’, cosmetics, make-up, entertainment, treatment’s, accessories and more!!!!

Guests will be welcomed to shop, place orders, learn about products and treatments, receive services and book in with suppliers. The bar’s will be open serving prosecco, gin, mocktail’s and snacks throughout the day.

The show is free to attend and includes in stage for demonstrations and feature’s and showcase’s.

VIP Packages will be available to make a real day of it!