Ferens Art Gallery

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 1000-1630
Sun 1100-1600

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.
Hirst's Shark Tank by The Little Artists

Brick by Brick - International LEGO® Brick Art

  • 16 May — 13 September 2020 *on now

Brick by Brick is a family friendly exhibition of work by international artists, designers and photographers who use LEGO® bricks as their medium or inspiration. The exhibition includes a range of stunning 2D and 3D work in a variety of scales, from jewellery to sculpture. Using this simple plastic construction block as their starting point, each artist has created striking, thought provoking and often humorous artworks which will appeal to art enthusiasts and LEGO® fans alike.

Participating artists are: The Little Artists, Valentino Fialdini, David Hughes, David Turner, Jason Freeny, Ekow Nimako, Janet Curley Cannon, Hannah Gibson, Cole Blaq, Little Big Art, Zino, Eat My Bricks, Samsofy, Michael Brennand-Wood, James Paterson, Agabag, AME 72 and Jonathan Rolph.

Brick by Brick is a 20-21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise, endorse or otherwise support this exhibition or related events. The LEGO Group does not accept any responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to this exhibition or related events.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.hcandl.co.uk/museums-and-galleries/ferens/exhibitions

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.

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.

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.

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

Website

http://www.hcandl.co.uk/ferens

E-mail

museums@hcandl.co.uk

Telephone

01482 613902

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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