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.
Open exhibition

Open Exhibition

  • 15 February — 27 April 2014 *on now

This popular annual event, for both amateur and professional artists, is a celebration of creative talent. Bringing together both contemporary fine art and craft it’s an ideal opportunity to find an original work of art at an affordable price. This year's selectors are Desmond Brett, Visual Artist and Course Leader in Fine Art at Hull School of Art & Design and Kate Crawford, Gallery Development Worker, Artlink.
Guidelines, entry forms and framing instructions will be available to pick up at the gallery from November 2013.
OR From November 2013 you will be able to download and print the forms from: www.hullcc.gov.uk/openexhibition
Important Dates:
Submissions must be delivered to the Gallery between 13 and 28 January 2014. There is a non-returnable handling fee of £3 (£1.50 concessions) to submit your artwork for consideration.
Exhibition: 15 February - 27 April 2014
Collection of unselected artwork: 24 February - 17 March 2014
Collection of selected artwork: 3 - 24 May 2014
This exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of the Ferens and BSB Architecture.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission to the exhibition.

There is a cost to submit work for consideration - a non-returnable handling fee of £3 (£1.50 concessions).

Website

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

Dryden Goodwin

Dryden Goodwin ‘Poised’

  • 10 May — 29 June 2014

Dryden Goodwin’s 28-minute film installation Poised explores the physical and emotional dynamics of a group of young female divers. As part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014 the exhibition at the award winning Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, UK City of Culture 2017, presents a fresh context for the video installation. Created in 2012, the film opens up new conversations about the concept of ‘True Grit’ and the impact of sport on physical and mental health which will be explored through a linked community engagement programme and display.
Dryden Goodwin’s work ‘Poised’ was originally commissioned and curated by Film and Video Umbrella with De La Warr Pavilion. Supported by the Wellcome Trust and Arts Council England.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admisison

Website

http://WWW.YORKSHIREFESTIVAL.CO.UK

Albrecht Dürer, Rhinoceros, woodcut printed with an olive green tone block, 1515, printed after 1620 © The Trustees of the British Museum

Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum

  • 7 June — 26 August 2014

This touring exhibition will explore our enduring curiosity about the animal world through the beautiful and bizarre imagery found in the rich print collections of the British Museum. The exhibition features prints by well-known artists including Albrecht Dürer, Francisco de Goya and George Stubbs, alongside lesser known and rarely seen treasures. The exhibition will be enhanced with a broad range of animal related items from Hull Museums’ varied collections of social history, natural history, and art.
This exhibition has been organised by Compton Verney in partnership with the British Museum

Follow us on Twitter @HullFerens #CuriousBeasts

Image Caption: Albrecht Dürer, Rhinoceros, woodcut printed with an olive green tone block, 1515, printed after 1620 © The Trustees of the British Museum

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

Website

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

Holy Trinity Church - WW1 exhibition - Hull Museums

When War Hit Home: Hull and the First World War

  • 19 July 2014 — 4 January 2015

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

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

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.
Albrecht Dürer, Rhinoceros, woodcut printed with an olive green tone block, 1515, printed after 1620 © The Trustees of the British Museum

Curious Beasts Lunchtime Talk

  • 25 June 2014 12:30-1:30pm

Join Alison Wright, Curator of Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum for an introduction to the exhibition and an insight into the Prints and Drawings department at the British Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

Website

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

Time Troopers: Beast Safari

  • 9 August 2014 11am-1pm

Make your own Beastly animal mask inspired by the exhibition Curious Beasts: Animal Prints from the British Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Admission

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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