THE DARK AND THE LIGHT

An exhibition of the monochrome photography of Steve Cheetham.

A journey to some spectacular locations both near and far, presented as a series of monochrome images capturing the mood and the moments seen through the photographer’s eye.

The exhibition is based at the Creative & Cultural Space 6, Level 3 in Princes Quay.

 

TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photography styles, trends and techniques.

The Knife Angel

A 27ft sculpture made of knives is coming to Hull to show the impact of knife crime and culture.

The sculpture, ‘Knife Angel’, is made up with over 100,000 weapons collected in a knife amnesty. It is in the shape of an angel and engraved with messages from families of victims of knife crime.

The sculpture was made to tour the UK but has so far only been shown in Liverpool – making Hull the second city to host it.

It will be visiting the city as part of the #NoMoreKnifes campaign, launched by Hull Live last year alongside the RICH Foundation in a bid to rid the region’s streets of knife crime.

The exhibition will take place in The Rose Bowl inside Queen’s Gardens.

Hull Minster

Hessle Road Stamps Exhibition

London based designer Sallyann Mason, born in Hull, has been inspired by such an incredible community of Women from 50 years ago of Hessle Road, that to celebrate the year of the 50th year anniversary of this group of women’s powerful endeavour to rock the establishment and save the future lives of thousands of men in their community and the rest of the world, that she has taken it upon herself to design a traveling story campaign which has quite literally traveled the World in 80 days in the old fashioned way via Land, Sea and Air and has brought the incredibly inspirational story of the Headscarf Revolutionaries into communities in over 78 global cities in 26 countries across 6 continents, places such as Damascus, Colombia, Iran, Beijing, to name a few.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm Sunday 1pm to 8pm

“Any Old Rag Bone”

To this day, horse and carts collecting scrap metal are a regular sight on the streets of Hull.

The call of “rag bone” can be heard down the ‘tenfoots’ and passages, letting people know to bring out any unwanted goods to be recycled.

This exhibition will focus on this familiar but often uncelebrated aspect of Hull’s social history and will display unique photographs from three generations of Hull rag and bone men. These evocative images are from the Norris family collection, dating from 1968 up to the current day.

Open Exhibition 2019

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork. This year’s exhibition will be selected by John Heffernan, Senior Curator, Humber Street Gallery, Rebecca Jones, BBC Arts Correspondent and Ian McKeever, Visual Artist.

Visitors can expect to see a fascinating array of artwork including impressive paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, and textiles, most of which are up for sale.

Microbes Ferens

Microbes

The Ferens Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us.

Visitors can walk through the pods causing them to sway and bump into each other. Every few minutes the suspended forms will slowly deflate and then inflate as if breathing, creating a mesmerising spectacle.

This exhibition promises to be a fascinating family friendly exhibition and not one to be missed

Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Hans Holbein the Younger to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. A portrait drawing of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535). The portrait, likely connected to a single oil portrait of the sitter, shows his head and shoulders facing three-quarters to the right. He wears a hat and fur collar. The drawing has been pricked for transfer. Inscribed in an eighteenth-century hand at upper left: Tho: Moor Ld Chancelour.

Hans Holbein was born in Augsburg, Germany, trained in Basel, Switzerland and spent a total of thirteen years in England, in 1526-8 and 1532-43. The major work of Holbein’s first period in England was a portrait of the family of Sir Thomas More and during the latter period he became the most important artist at the court of Henry VIII. A small display focusing on preparatory studies and final artworks from the Ferens Art Gallery’s permanent collection will be highlighted alongside Holbein’s masterpiece. Holbein’s Sir Thomas More portrait marks the third of five exceptional works of art from the Royal Collection to go on display at the Ferens Art Gallery between 2017 and 2021.

Humber Street Gallery

LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL TOUR: PLACE TO PLACE

TO INTRODUCE HUMBER STREET GALLERY’SPROGRAMME FOR 2019, WE ARE WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL TO PRESENT THREE INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS.

The artists on show are Annie Pootoogook (b. 1969, Kinngait, Nunavut, Canada, d. 2016 Ottowa, Ontario Canada) Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977, Seoul, South Korea) and Inci Eviner (b. 1956, Turkey). 

The exhibition marks a new direction of Humber Street Gallery’s artistic programme. “Place to Place” will display the work of three notable female artists from different global positions. It aims to introduce local and regional audiences to a complex and rich experience that will reveal our shared commonalities as individuals, despite our vastly different cultural backgrounds.

This exhibition is presented as part of the Liverpool Biennial touring programme, which brings artworks by international artists presented at the 2018 festival of contemporary art to spaces across the North of England.

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

History Makers: Head to frozen worlds!

Join our polar expedition. Can you help make a winter landscape?

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

History Makers: Its Panto Time!

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

David Fulford Quilt

Interior

This is the first exhibition of 2019 in Studio 11 Gallery. It will feature painter David Fulford and ceramicist Katharina Klug.

“A bed, some linen, a duvet – though less than four square yards, this is where we live out a third of our lives. It is a place of birth, sickness, death, passion, conflict, alienation, sensuality, comfort, refuge, and serenity.

Within the music of these folds we find indications of absence and of presence..” – David Fulford

“While striving for perfection in the shape of the vessel, I deliberately embrace imperfections in my surface pattern designs. I draw freehand onto the form using my trademark crayons.

These hand-drawn lines make the work lively, rough, immediate and unique and preserve the moment of mark- making.” – Katharina Klug

Preview Saturday 2nd February 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 – Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photography styles, trends and techniques.

Wednesday – Monday 10 am – 5 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 7 pm

Admission is free. Donations welcome.

Lego Exhibition

Brick History

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

Extraordinarium Museum of Haunted Items

Venture in an old 1876 Funeral Parlour now being converted into a haunted museum, 13 rooms of which one is a secret room. Each funeral room and artefact allows you to sense, feel or touch ghostly energies. They say seeing is believing so pop along and you’ll experience it for real. One of the world’s most haunted items the ‘Dybbuk’ box (malicious spirit)is on show, the monster house items are here (Sony’s Animated Film), a deathly pirate cannon ball is on show along with the spontaneous human combustion artefacts. Stand where ‘Most haunted’ filmed the moving chair and there’s still more on our website!