Communities To Join Country For The Biggest Thank You Yet

Communities To Join Country For The Biggest Thank You Yet
July 3, 2020

People in Hull and the East Riding are being urged to take part in the biggest ‘thank-you’ the country has ever seen on the birthday of the NHS this weekend, culminating in an epic pause for applause at 5pm on Sunday.

This major country-wide coming together will thank all those who have been helping us through the pandemic and recognise the vital community connections that continue to support us all.

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What Was Here App Takes On A Whole New Dimension

What Was Here App Takes On A Whole New Dimension
May 29, 2020

Last year, East Riding Archives unveiled a new app to turn back time. 

‘What was Here’ is a virtual ‘time machine’ on smartphones or tablet devices to let users see what used to be at various locations across Hull and East Yorkshire, using historic photos. 

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Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet To Visit Hull And Is Well Worth Seeing

Queen Victoria’s Jewel-Cabinet To Visit Hull And Is Well Worth Seeing
March 14, 2020

In the centre of Hull, proudly overlooking Ferens Art Gallery, stands Queen Victoria’s statue. Now, in Ferens’ latest exhibition, the monarch’s own Jewel-Cabinet will visit the city, as part of an ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust. 

This collaboration brings the artistic masterpiece, designed by Ludwig Grüner, to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. 

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Hundreds Of Artworks To Go On Display At 2020 Open Exhibition

Hundreds Of Artworks To Go On Display At 2020 Open Exhibition
February 10, 2020

The 53rd Annual Open Exhibition, which celebrates some of the best artistic talents in the region, opens at Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 15 February.

The exhibition will feature more than 370 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, textiles and film produced by local amateur and professional artists.

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Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact

Evaluation Report Highlights UK City Of Culture Impact
November 20, 2019

City and cultural leaders have welcomed the publication of an independent evaluation of Hull’s year in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2017, which confirms the continuing impact the title has had on the city.

The report, published by the University of Hull, says “the most significant impact of all” was an estimated £676m of new private and public investment that was generated for the city.

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Artist’s Underwater Images Explore Social And Environmental Concerns

Artist’s Underwater Images Explore Social And Environmental Concerns
November 12, 2019

In collaboration with Invisible Dust and Ferens Art Gallery, visual artist and filmmaker Estabrak presents Sea; the Remains Between, the latest in the artist’s award-winning series of underwater photographs.

Estabrak’s intriguing photographs feature natural and human-made bodies of water in East Yorkshire. People from diverse communities in Hull are portrayed submerged in water, having braved the elements to participate in the artwork.  

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Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait Of William Wilberforce To Go On Display In Hull

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s Portrait Of William Wilberforce To Go On Display In Hull
September 19, 2019

Sir Thomas Lawrence’s famous portrait of William Wilberforce will be exhibited in Hull as part of a major project, COMING HOME, launched by the National Portrait Gallery.

The COMING HOME project sees the National Portrait Gallery lend 50 portraits of iconic individuals to places across the UK where they are most closely associated. This country-wide initiative will enable the Gallery to work with local museums, galleries and other venues and provide communities across the country with the opportunity to celebrate their local heroes.

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Annual Exhibition Showcasing Region’s Artistic Talent Now Open

Annual Exhibition Showcasing Region’s Artistic Talent Now Open
February 6, 2019

The 52nd annual Open Exhibition, which celebrates some of the best artistic talents in the region is now open at the Ferens Art Gallery.

More than 300 artworks have been selected by a high-profile panel of judges consisting of Senior Curator at Humber Street Gallery, Hull, John Heffernan, BBC Arts Correspondent Rebecca Jones, and Visual Artist Ian McKeever RA, who recently had an exhibition of his work on display at the Gallery.

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Ferens Art Gallery In Hull To Host Swinging the Lamp

Ferens Art Gallery In Hull To Host Swinging the Lamp
January 29, 2019

A performance of the dramas of a life at sea and in the words of a former fisherman is to come to Hull for the first time.

The dramatic ‘Swinging the Lamp’ will take place at Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 9 March, 7pm and is part story-telling, part theatre and part folk music, evoking life as it was in the fishing communities of Hull and Grimsby and remembering the life of skipper Jim Williams.

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HULL : Ferens Art Gallery Announces 2019 Exhibitions

HULL : Ferens Art Gallery Announces 2019 Exhibitions
January 8, 2019

The Ferens Art Gallery has announced its exhibition programme for the next eight months. Highlights include a stunning masterpiece from the Royal Collection – Hans Holbein the Younger’s sixteenth-century portrait of Sir Thomas More- and a science fiction-themed contemporary art exhibition Is This Planet Earth?

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