Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery
Queen Victoria Square
Hull
East Yorkshire
HU1 3RA
England

Website

www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museums@hullcc.gov.uk

Telephone

01482 613902

Fax

01482 613710

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Ferens Art Gallery
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Opened in 1927, the award winning Ferens Art Gallery combines internationally renowned permanent collections with a thriving programme of temporary exhibitions. We also run a lively education and events programme that includes talks and art workshops.

The gallery's first-class permanent collection of paintings and sculpture spans the medieval period to the present day. These include European Old Masters, particularly Dutch and Flemish, portraiture, marine paintings, modern and contemporary British art, including video. Highlights include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick and Gillian Wearing.

Part of the Designated Collections of national importance relating to the city and region of Kingston upon Hull are on display here.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 1000-1700
Sun 1330-1630

Admission charges

FREE

Part of a Designated Collection of national importance is on display at this gallery.

Collection details

Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives

Key artists and exhibits

  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Holy Trinity Church - WW1 exhibition - Hull Museums

When War Hit Home: Hull and the First World War

  • 19 July 2014 — 4 January 2015 *on now

Using our extensive collection of objects and images, this exhibition explores the effects of the First World War on Hull and its people. Themes include recruitment and propaganda, stories from the frontline, the war at sea and how the war impacted on the city and those left at home.

This exhibition is part of the Arts Council funded 'Joining Up' project bringing together the three museum services which span the Humber region - Hull Museums, East Riding Museums Service and North Lincolnshire Museum Service. Visit the website to find out more - www.joiningupthehumber.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

Website

http://www.​hullcc.​gov.​uk/​ferens

Danny Treacy, Them #24, 2010.   Lambda digital C print mounted on aluminium, 215 x 180 cms.   Courtesy of the artist.

3AM: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night

  • 20 September — 14 December 2014 *on now

In this exhibition, curated by Angela Kingston, over 20 UK and international artists explore various themes related to 3 a.m. It demonstrates how this particular nocturnal hour has captured the imagination of artists. They explore various themes - psychological, sociological, natural and astronomical – to capture something of the strangeness of the night and the extraordinary range of emotions, states and experiences it witnesses.
Touring exhibition from the Bluecoat.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Admission

Free Admission

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferens

Shizuka Yokomizo

‘When You Wake’, 2003, by Shizuka Yokomizo

  • 27 September — 30 October 2014 *on now

Over the past 10 years the Ferens Art Gallery has acquired a number of audio visual art works for the collection in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society. The two screen video projection When You Wake, was purchased in 2005.

Yokomizo’s poetically titled film is based on the frail and elderly. In her simple narrative sequences a recording of her own breathing whilst asleep is dubbed over the sleeping and waking moments of her subjects. Through her honest but unsentimental focus she touches on the harsh realities of ageing and instills a reflective mood that stresses the fragility of life itself.
Please note this exhibition will be closed on 16 October, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferens

Junior Open install image, Ferens Art Gallery

Junior Open

  • 6 December 2014 — 25 January 2015

This is a chance for children age 15 and under to have their work on display at their local gallery, and to win a prize. Schools/youth groups may submit 20 artworks maximum. Schools are welcome to submit an artwork(s) that has been created by more than 1 pupil i.e a class entry. Entry forms and full guidelines will be available to download from our website or pick up from the Ferens Art Gallery from October.
www.hullcc.gov.uk/junioropenexhibition

Important Dates:
Hand-in: Saturday 25 October – Sunday 16 November 2014.
Notification: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Launch: Saturday 6 December 2014, 12 noon

Please note that the exhibition will be temporarily closed from 8 - 10 December inclusive. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ferens and Hull and East Riding Antiques and Fines Arts Society (HERAFAS)

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Where

Ferens Art Gallery

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/junioropenexhibition

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Sandro Cinto and Tonico Lemos Auad

3AM Introductory talks

  • 23 October 2014 12:30-1pm *on now
  • 1 November 2014 12:30-1pm
  • 2 December 2014 12:30-1pm

Join our Future Ferens* volunteers for a 20 minute introductory talk about the 3AM exhibition, with time for questions at the end.
Please note that talks are subject to volunteer availability and may be cancelled at short notice.
* The Future Ferens are a group of young volunteers age 18- 25 who undertake project work to make the gallery more accessible and attractive to younger audiences.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferens

Blimp

Zeppelin Scene

  • 29 October 2014 10am-1pm

Remember the days of Zeppelin by creating your own moving Hull scene - colour, cut and slide.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Website

http://search3.openobjects.com/kb5/hull/events/event.page?record=l_ByxT6sc00

Dornith Doherty

Creatures in the Dark

  • 30 October 2014 11am-1pm

Make nocturnal animal masks.

Suitable for children age 16 and under accompanied by an adult.

Free family event, just drop-in.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6
  • 0-4
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferens

Nathan Mabry sculpture

3AM Lunch-time talk

  • 17 November 2014 12:30pm-1:15am

Join the curator of the 3AM Angela Kingston for an informal tour of the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/ferens

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Self Image

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=147

An insight with video and audio clips into how four artists, Alan Currall, Gavin Turk, John Coplans and John Byam Shaw explored a range of issues and ideas about self image and portraiture by turning their attention upon themselves or their families.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Art across the curriculum

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=112

This resource about using art in galleries as a starting point for cross curricular work has some useful tips: choose a work large enough for a whole class to explore together in the gallery, take a risk - children are fantastic at making their own interpretations of both contemporary and historical artwork, look for unexpected curriculum links.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Connect>Create 2008

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=531

Focussing on Hull's contemporary art collection including work by Helen Chadwick, Mark Wallinger, Alan Currall, Seamus Nicholson and Paul Hodgson, with creative responses to their work by Art and Design students.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Connect>Create 2009

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=578

Work of HE and FE students inspired by Hull's contemporary art, with a fascinating audio clip called Hull Under Water by Michael Hirst.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Hull Through the Eyes of a Sculptor

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=143

Explore the maritime themed sculpture in Hull called Siren, by Chris Dobrowolski, and examine how ideas and meanings can be communicated through three dimensional forms.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Hull Traders: Revolutionary Fabrics

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=615

Revolutionary design by Shirley Craven and Hull Traders and the exuberant, fun and colourful designs of the Sixties’ pop era show the cross-fertilisation of ideas in painting, textiles and furniture design.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Surrealist Art: Objects and Meanings

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=163

Surrealism is a popular movement with pupils and adults alike for its playful mixture of objects and images in unexpected situations and its shock tactics. This resource has been written to support pupils study of Surrealism but it encourages a focus on British artists and indicates the ongoing influence Surrealism has on British art.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

The Painted Lady - Tudor Portraits at the Ferens

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=509

Learn about the Tudors through investigating their art. Investigate William Segar's portrait A Noblewoman, along with other examples from the period.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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