Drawing & Painting The Agricultural Landscape

This exhibition shows the paintings and drawings of the area known as Sunk Island, north of the River Humber by John D. Petty.

John D. Petty’s paintings and drawings will be displayed on the walls, while on the pedestals below will be the ceramic bird sculptures of Lesley Anne Greene.

Andy Lambeth – An Evening in Monks Harris

An Evening in Monks Harris is a series set across a single evening in a fictional northern village in the 1970s.

At first glance, it appears to be an illustration that you would expect to see in a children’s book, but on closer inspection the paintings reveal this not to be the case, as each one has a darker side representing the toil of everyday life.

Emily Fratson – Artist Showcase

Emily Fratson is a Hull-based artist working primarily in ceramics and drawing in various mediums.

Originally from near Memphis, Tennessee, Emily is curious about the connections between there and Memphis, Egypt. You can expect to see her interpretation of these connections in her work presented in this showcase.

Chippendale and the Yorkshire Craftsmen

In 2018, Burton Constable Hall is delighted to be taking part in the Chippendale 300 festival, which will celebrate 300 years since the birth of England’s most-famous furniture maker, Thomas Chippendale (1718-79).

This new exhibition will feature the beautifully crafted Chippendale furniture on permanent display in the Chippendale Room and Great Drawing Room, alongside an array of rarely seen original drawings, bills and letters from the archives.

STONE By Peter Brown

View the work of talented local sculptor Peter Brown in The Carriage House at Burton Constable Hall.

Peter works mainly in stone, realising a finished piece by the process of direct carving, his work explores the relationships between the emotional, psychological and physical experience of the world around us.

Exploring the limits of what we see, what we feel and how this has the potential to affect us.

Geoff Morten – ‘Self on Self’

Geoff Morten’s work centered directly on his search for an identity.

Using figuration for exploring his issues of isolation and alienation, this exhibition demonstrates how he used himself as model for all the figures which appear in his large paintings.

Placing a mirror on the floor beneath him, he would create all the information he needed to produce the images of figures standing on top of chairs, buildings, descending ladders and walking tightropes – all those risky, real and imagined death defying scenarios of his paintings.

RSPB and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Talk

Join Pete Short and Leanne Smart for an informative illustrated talk from the point of view of working on the Humber Reserves.

Pete writes: ‘A personal meander down the Humber looking at its fantastic wildlife and the work of the RSPB that focuses on the protection and management of this raw and untamed wetland landscapes which form’s one of Europe’s most important estuaries for many thousands of shorebirds’.

Object Handling In The Roman Gallery

Come and join the curators in the Roman Gallery, where they will discuss Roman culture, and give you the opportunity to handle some of the objects.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will return to Beverley Art Gallery.

The 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of the natural world, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.

Square Peg Bursary Exhibition

Following the success of the Square Peg programme in 2017, Artlink Hull present the next Square Peg Bursary exhibition.

This will feature new work by an artist based in the North of England who identifies as being a disabled person and who was selected through an open submission process. Previous ground-breaking exhibitions have included Unexpected Engagement by Jason Wilsher-Mills and Visible Girls: Revisited by Anita Corbin.

Funded by Spirit of 2012 through Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

Scottish Colourists From The Fleming Collection

The four celebrated Scottish artists named the Colourists, were Samuel Peploe, Francis Cadell, John Duncan Fergusson and Leslie Hunter. Together, they introduced the dramatic and intense colours of French Impressionism and Fauvism into British art in the 1920s, influenced by the art of Monet, Matisse and Cezanne.

The Fleming Collection was formed by the Robert Fleming Bank after 1968 and became the finest private collection of Scottish art. It is now owned by the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation.

Relaying the James Caird across the ice

Enduring Eye: the Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Hurley

The Enduring Eye presents Frank Hurley’s photographs of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-1917) undertaken by renowned explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew.

100 years after the epic expedition, Hurley’s photographs remain one of the greatest ever photographic records of human survival. Scanned at the highest resolution from the Royal Geographical Society’s incomparable collection of the original glass plate and celluloid negatives, Hurley’s intrepid documentation of the expedition can be seen in stunning detail through a presentation of large format images in various mediums.

Accompanied by select artefacts from the expedition and a narrative comprised of the logs and diaries of Shackleton and his crew, Endurance brings the incredible story of human survival and the drive to explore unreached territories to life.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Birds, Bloom and Butterflies: Elizabeth Lambert’s Art

The early part of the nineteenth century saw a rise in the popularity of botanical and natural history drawing, attributed in part to a growing interest in all things to do with the natural world.

In Beverley, a woman named Elizabeth Lambert (1791 – 1830) was captivated by this popular hobby. Elizabeth produced hundreds of finely detailed drawings and watercolours over the course of her life. For many years, Elizabeth’s portfolio of surviving artworks was stored away in California, in the care of a descendent.

Birds, Blooms and Butterflies displays for the first time these beautiful artworks and explores Elizabeth’s life.



Feefo is an exhibition of work by artist Sarah Johnson, showcasing incredibly beautiful and detailed textile pieces.

Speaking about her work, Sarah said: “My theme is a feminist kimono. They represent fish released from a net to their freedom and of course I chose Suffragette colours, as we are talking about ‘partial emancipation’ this year on International Woman’s Day.”

Interconnectedness by Peter Wilson

Interconnectedness By Peter Wilson

Interconnectedness, A new art exhibition by Peter Wilson, showcasing large abstract canvases inspired by our human connections to the world.

This exhibition is free to visit, and will be open Saturdays – Mondays, 10am-5pm

Graft in Flux

Graft in Flux

The HMP Humber Art Department, known as GRAFT Studio, is collaborating with Artlink on an immersive and interactive exhibition, focused on the changing landscape and the aspirations of those currently working and living in the secure prison units.

GRAFT’s ethos is to use art as a vehicle to improve confidence, grow self-esteem, and to incrementally transform individuals by engaging them in a pro-active intervention program. Elements and working practices from the Studio will be recreated to allow visitors to observe and take part in the environment, projects, techniques, and journey of HMP Humber’s students.

Work made by visitors will then be displayed as part of the evolving exhibition.

GRAFT aspires to offer individuals new creative thinking skills and professional development. They do this by providing a visual learning environment, programmes, courses, and therapy. Participants find confidence, self-esteem, and the realization that there is something to be gained from the acts of creating and giving back. When everyone is treated with mutual respect and commitment, we enrich others and create a safer, more inclusive community for everyone.

Preview evening: Fri 13 Apr, 6-8pm.