A registered charity, established in 1982, working within the former county of Humberside. Defined as an Arts Access Agency, Artlink is unique as we offer access to all artforms across all sectors of the community.
Artlink has four areas of provision: outreach projects, galleries, training and an information service. We provide community based arts activities and services to people in Hull and the Humber.
The unique gallery policy of Artlink provides professional in-house exhibition space for local and national artists and community works alike. The Gallery also features a shop which supports applied artists creating high quality and original art and craft items.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Association or society
Christmas & New Year
Gallery space for exhibitions, events and performances and Gallery shop. Wet workshop space with outdoor yard, training/conference room, information room and IT suite all available for bookings. The training room also functions as a film screening room.
Alien Sex Capsule
- 19 August — 29 September 2017 *on now
Preview night Friday 18th August, 6-8pm
The British artist will transform Artlink’s gallery space into a multimedia, multi-sensory and immersive show exploring the relationship between visual culture and HIV today.
Alien Sex Capsule is formalised around the ‘cruise maze’ – a structure common to sex clubs and gay sauna. Using the maze as a directive mechanism Walter’s guides the viewer through a carnival like space filled with painting, sculptural and video pieces converging conversation and research on the complex subject of contemporary sexual health today.
Through this interactive process Walter’s intention is that the visitor is fully immersed into it a multi-sensory yet welcoming environment in which hospitality, fortune-telling and comedy are all used to introduce difficult issues to a wide audience and make the subject palatable and interesting with a bit of fun and light humour thrown in.
So he pulled the right levers, and you did the asking, A Show by Brian Griffiths
- 9 October — 14 December 2017
For this new exhibition the sculptor Brian Griffiths has invited a number of friends, family and colleagues (mostly real) to make puppets. Each person has been asked to make a puppet of themselves - a self portrait, a kind of imposter or impersonator, like all representations.
The puppet in its purest form and motion resembles something of the artifact, tool, machine or musical instrument. They are contradictory things to be looked at and spoken through, that are animated and brought to life via imagination and will.
All the puppets at Artlink Hull are made by puppet novices, from individuals with radically different making experiences and resources. Purity and traditions may come a cropper and things may just stay dead.
An exhibition as part fantasy, part social experiment, with the theatrical gusto of LET’S-PUT-ON-A-SHOW! Griffiths considers ideas and forms of self-presentation, where intimate content gets swept along with the impossibly dramatic.
A show that hopes for hilarious disappointments, irresistible charm and some visitors.
- Any age
87 Prince Avenue