Hull International Photography Festival

Hull International Photography Festival – HIP Fest

Hull International Photography Festival #HIPfest takes over Princes Quay Shopping Centre for a 5th year. New for 2018; successful London show PhotoCity and partners Fujiholics bring fresh excitement to the opening weekend. HIPfest opens at 6.30 on the evening of Friday October 5th with a packed weekend programme. Exhibitions will stay until 28th. 12 exhibitions by award-winning visiting photographers & outstanding local talent, and 50 other events including masterclasses, photo-walks, discussions and a photography trade-show.

Festival highlights include: The POP Exhibition by legendary photographer Brian Griffin, a masterclass by Youtuber sensation Sean Tucker in Hull Minster, the moving “Stranger In My Mother’s Kitchen” exhibition by Celine Marchbank, 50’s Paris fashion and more from the Marilyn Stafford collection, #PhotoCity trade-show & exhibition, ‘A1 Britain On The Verge’ by World Press Award-winning patron Peter Dench and so much more.

Nic Gear: ‘Navigating Edgelands’

Opening Event Saturday 15 September 1pm – 3pm in our top floor Gallery. All warmly welcome.

The understanding and sense of place we have within our immediate lived landscapes often gets reflected in what’s known as edgelands, liminal spaces mediating the transition from the rural to the natural worlds. Even within cityscapes there are still spaces such as parks, allotments and waste ground, all be it on a smaller scale, where this process can be found.

These hidden and overlooked environments are what captures Nic Gears imagination, whilst out walking, in a strategy of repetition, as he discovers the ways in which we grapple with appreciating the value of the world in which we live.

Nic has lived in both urban and natural environments, from London to rural Staffordshire. Through the influence of his late Grandfather, Gerald, Nic has developed a culture of walking, which draws him particularly into ‘edgeland’ landscapes where he is most creatively inspired.

Having always collected photos, debris, natural objects and found text whilst walking Nic has extended his practice at College then University and in 2015 completed a Masters in Fine Art, with a project title of ‘Walking the past in the present, influencing the future’.

Drawing on and drawing with the materiality of the landscape summarises Nicks work, from using collected oak apples to make ink for ‘language and contour mark making’, to using found debris in making relief sculptures, and combining photographic prints with mark making. These techniques are also used to consider notions around ‘mapping’ and the ‘reality’ of what we do and don’t see.

Nics work has featured at St Johns College Library, Cambridge celebrating the life of Wordsworth in 2013, at the Dove Cottage Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere, in 2015, and at Lancaster Universities ‘Words Festival’ 2017.

Nic lives and works on the outskirts of Nottingham traversing the liminal spaces of the city continuing to pinpoint and make connections between our past and present.

Hull Print Fair 2018

Hull Print Fair, an annual celebration of all things print, is set to take over Humber Street Gallery and neighbouring venues along the street in November. A collective of 20 northern artists sell artwork showcasing a diverse range of artistic styles and print mediums such as, screenprints, linocuts, etchings and more.

Expect to see pop up exhibitions, demonstrations and performances in a weekend of pure print and graphic design love.

Stall holders will be on hand to provide you with all you contemporary print needs (and Christmas gifts perhaps?). All housed alongside Jamie Reid’s first major retrospective in the UK, “XXXXX: FIFTY YEARS OF SUBVERSION AND THE SPIRIT.”

Night Ferry

The Night Ferry exhibition features a compilation of images taken on the P&O ferry from Hull to Zeebrugge by local photographer Brian Rowlands About the Photographer.

Brian Rowlands took up Photography as a teenager, learning to print his own black-and-white photographs – which involved a pitch-dark room, smelly chemicals and peeling skin!

He finally made the move to digital printing some years after completing a B.A. in Fine Art at Newcastle Polytechnic. In spite of the proliferation of on-line digital images, He was keener than ever to make prints from his photographs.

An artistic response to colour has been made fast and easy by digital cameras. He is often astonished by the omnipresence of colour in the modern material environment. Harbours and ships offer one particularly good hunting ground for colour and for striking shapes.

The Exhibition: Blessed with a warm summer night and sporting a new digital camera, I spent a July evening photographing on the decks of the ferry to Zeebrugge. I was unprepared for the simple, stunning colours, created by a vivid sunset and glaring cabin lights. Most of all, I was thrilled to find that the vividness of colour increased, if anything, as it got darker!

Location: The Carriage House, Burton Constable Stables This exhibition is included in the normal admission charges.

No So Imaginary Friends

IMAGINARY FRIENDS COME TO LIFE AT LOCAL GALLERY!

A new City Centre art exhibition will showcase a striking collection of surreal and fantastical artworks by Hull based artists Anna Bean and Sam Fowler.

Queens House Showcase on Paragon Street will host their strange and imaginary art for their new show; “Not So Imaginary Friends”.

Featuring painting and photography, Anna and Sam’s work mixes up human and animal imagery with intense colour and pattern to create distinctive and fanciful scenes. Anna works with photography, combining nostalgia and surrealism with dramatic digital collage techniques to produce what some describe as ‘dream-worlds filled with Gothic horror and surreal humour’.

Sam’s work comes from a painterly perspective, using left-field humour and illustration techniques to comment on contemporary life, complete with its’ challenges and delights.

Anna is best known for her work under the name of Bluebeany, featuring anthropo-morphic characters heavily influenced by vintage Star Trek and Doctor Who imagery. Her portraits and images are often filled with recognizable yet unnerving characters.

Sam’s work is rooted in childhood imagery, playing with ideas of etiquette and mischief to produce accessible and often amusing scenes made up of imagery and text.

Anna & Sam are the latest artists to be showcased by Creative ENRG, who support crea-tive enterprise across Hull & East Riding. Since the showcase opened in 2017, Creative ENRG has supported over 50 local creatives to develop their businesses – Queens House Showcase is just one of their many initiatives to support creative enterprise to develop, grow & thrive.

Gill Hobson, Creative Director commented, “We’re delighted to be hosting this new show, which we hope visitors will love. It’s so important that we support and nurture local talent to help us create the vibrant place we want to live and work in.”

“Not So Imaginary Friends” opens to the public on 9 August – 7 September at Queens House Showcase, 44-46 Paragon Street Hull. Opening times: Wed – Fri 11-4pm daily. Free Entry.

Creative ENRG is the specialist enterprise support programme for arts & culture in Hull & East Riding. Creative ENRG is hosted by Goodwin Development Trust and Funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and the European Regional Devel-opment Fund.

‘Breaking Chains’ Open Exhibition

Our first Open exhibition ‘Breaking Chains’ invites work that encapsulates that moment of a chain or shackle (physical or otherwise) being broken. We are encouraging artists to submit work that to them represents a moment when they felt or recognised in someone or something else a sense of Freedom being realised.

We are open to all mediums, mixed or otherwise, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sound, textiles, sculpture and illustration. We particularly welcome submissions from artists born or working in Hull and the surrounding area.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Friday 31st August to Saturday 1st October 2018.

Hull Connected, a story of rail in Hull.

In partnership with Transpennine Express – The History Troupe are pleased to announce the opening of an new Pop-Up exhibition – Hull Connected, the story of rail in Hull.

The exhibition tells the story of rail in Hull, from the beginnings of the early railways to its development with the docks and beyond – the Roots, Heritage and Future.

There will also be a photographic gallery of images sourced from the Hull Daily Mail archive, featuring some amazing photographs of Hull Paragon Station from the 1940’s down to now.

This free exhibition will open on Friday 3rd of August in Retail Unit (3) on the concourse of Hull Paragon Station (next to Starbucks).

The Charente Exhibition

The main exhibition presents the biographies and wartime exploits of 35 French citizens from the Charente in south-west France. The second exhibition relates the story of ‘Opération Frankton’ a Royal Marines commando mission. This story is more familiar to English audiences as the series of exploits which inspired the making of ‘Cockle-shell heroes’ a 1955 British war film.

The programme includes a series of short lectures followed by a film extract related to the exhibition theme. The first day is aimed towards non-French speakers and will be of special interest to historians, students of politics and European culture. The second day is aimed towards college and sixth form students of French and for those who have an intermediate level of French. The third day is aimed towards undergraduate and post-graduate students of French.

Sponsored by the Ferens Educational Trust. Free admission.

British Science Association

Europe’s longest standing science Festival will travel to Hull & the Humber this September. Science the night away at the Humber Street Party, discover if you’re a super-recogniser, unlock the secrets of the canine mind or take part in some UV yoga. There really is something for everyone. The diverse programme of over a hundred talks, debates, performances and activities will be happening across the University campus and Hull city for four days only. And the best thing? It’s all free! Book at: www.britishsciencefestival.org

British Science Association

Europe’s longest standing science Festival will travel to Hull & the Humber this September.

Science the night away at the Humber Street Party, discover if you’re a super-recogniser, unlock the secrets of the canine mind or take part in some UV yoga. There really is something for everyone.

The diverse programme of over a hundred talks, debates, performances and activities will be happening across the University campus and Hull city for four days only.

And the best thing? It’s all free!

Book at: www.britishsciencefestival.org

Please Touch Object Handling Session

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores. Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to.

Free, drop in, 11am-1pm.

Society of Graphic Fine Art Members Only Regional Exhibition

The University of Hull is hosting an exhibition of work by members of the Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA).

The exhibition anticipates the centenary of this London-based society of professional artists which was founded in 1919 with Sir Frank Brangwyn as its first President.

Today the Society has some 130 elected members, some with international reputations, who believe in the importance of excellence in drawing but many of whom who also work in other media.

The exhibition, which will feature the work of many of the Society’s members, will be shown in the University’s exhibition gallery in the Brynmor Jones Library. Many of the works will be available for purchase.

Cost: Free admission, all welcome.

Exhibition Space, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Monday-Sunday 10.00am-5.00pm

Please Touch Object Handling Session

Get hands-on with our archaeology collections with this unique opportunity to handle objects from the museum stores. Hold the past in your hand and dare to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to. Free, drop in, 2pm-4pm

Walk of Art HU5

Following on from last years successful event this year we hope to have more artists participating. This is effectively an open Studios event centred on the HU5 area of Hull and in particular the Avenues area.

Any artist living or working in the HU5 area is eligible to participate. This is a free event for the public to visit on Sunday 9th September 2018 from 11:00 – 17:00. A wide range of artistic work will be on display in the artists homes / gardens / garages in the Avenues. Work will be for sale so providing an opportunity to acquire original art at affordable prices.

£15 to display your artwork. Click ‘find out more’ to enter your artwork.

Jazz Harbord - Artist Showcase

Jazz Harbord – Artist Showcase

Jazz Harbord is a Gentle Anarchist, Emotive Thinker, and Creative Do-er.

Having graduated from Leeds Arts University in 2017, she has since worked on projects that feed her passion for music, art, and making something with feeling. While her previous clients include the likes of BBC Radio 1, Hull Truck Theatre, Independent Leeds, Hull Box Office, and working as design and marketing lead on 53 Degrees North, she is currently working as a freelance illustrator and designer at Hub A Hull studios.

Outside of this Jazz is also a founding member of Make Noise Hull, an initiative working to spotlight females working in the music scene, and to improve local gig safety for all womxn and non-binary people. When she scavenges some free time, she is usually found exploring new places, and dancing at gigs with a pint in her hand.

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What are our artist showcases? Every 4 weeks a different artist will take over an area of the shop and showcase their work. Often this work will only be available to view and purchase for that time only, so don’t miss out. Jazz Harbord’s showcase will run from August 11th to September 9th.

All are welcome for a preview evening on 10th August, 6-8pm. — Form Shop & Studio, 16 Humber Street, Hull

Gavin Prest

18.25.2

View Gavin Prests stunning new photography exhibition in the Carriage House at Burton Constable Stables throughout the Summer.

Gavin Prest started his photography career in 2012 and, having developed a recognisable style for producing narrative based black and white images, he wanted to challenge himself and explore a new avenue of work. Utilising a simple but specific brief and restricting himself to a limited colour palette he started to create the images for 18-25-2. The resulting series has been shot with a single model and created over a limited period of time, using recognisable local architectural venues and a restricted range of photographic equipment.

View his new exhibition in the Carriage House throughout the Summer.

This exhibition is included with normal admission charges.