HULL 2017 : Ferens Art Gallery Gets Ready For Turner Prize

HULL 2017 : Ferens Art Gallery Gets Ready For Turner Prize
2017 : Gets Ready For Turner Prize

With unprecedented visitor numbers anticipated, is getting ready for the arrival of the prestigious contemporary art award, Turner Prize 2017.

As work gets underway to host the exhibition the will temporarily close for a week, between Tuesday 5 – Monday 11 September 2017.

Preparations will be undertaken to ensure the gallery space is ready to host the four shortlisted artists works.

A number of the Ferens’ permanent artworks will be carefully moved into secure onsite storage with others being retained on display whilst the gallery hosts the Turner Prize between Tuesday 26 September 2017 and Sunday 7 January 2018.

Councillor , Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Leisure and and Chair of Culture and Leisure Limited, said:

“We have to ensure the gallery is ready to host one of the most exciting and best known contemporary art prizes in the world.

“The spotlight will be firmly on for all the right reasons and we want the gallery to look its best. This work is vital to ensure this international event is a huge success.

“We’ve already enjoyed phenomenal visitor figures for The Ferens so far this year and hosting Turner Prize 2017 means this is set to continue.”

Turner Prize was shown in in 2007, Gateshead in 2011, Derry-Londonderry in 2013 and Glasgow in 2015. In 2017 will be the fifth city, outside , to host the prize, as part of the 2017 UK City of Culture celebrations.

On Tuesday 12 September, the gallery will reopen to the public showcasing highlights of the permanent collection in Gallery 4. Turner Prize 2017 will be unveiled to the public on Tuesday 26 September.
The will also be closed on Monday 25 September, for final preparations ahead of the opening of Turner Prize 2017 exhibition on Tuesday 26 September.

With free admission The is open: Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11am – 4.30pm. It is also open until 7.30pm every Thursday.

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