HULL 2017 : Ferens Art Gallery Gets Ready For Turner Prize

HULL 2017 : Ferens Art Gallery Gets Ready For Turner Prize
August 10, 2017

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

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

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HULL 2017 : Symposium Explores The Nude In Art

HULL 2017 : Symposium Explores The Nude In Art
July 27, 2017

American artist Spencer Tunick and The Ferens’ Curator of Art, Kirsten Simister are just some of the guest speakers invited to take part in a fascinating symposium next month exploring the changing role of the nude in art.

The free event at Ferens Art Gallery on Thursday 10 August at 2pm will provide a forum for reflection especially for those who took part in the hugely successful Sea of Hull installation, that took place on 9 July 2016, when 3,200 people posing nude wearing nothing but blue body paint and officially became the UK’s largest ever nude installation.

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HULL 2017 : Nicholas Cullinan Returns To Yorkshire

HULL 2017 : Nicholas Cullinan Returns To Yorkshire
July 14, 2017

The outstanding curator, art historian and Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Dr Nicholas Cullinan, will be in conversation with Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Chair Rosie Millard, discussing the journey from inspiration to creativity on Wednesday 19 July.

Born in Connecticut, U.S. in 1977, Nicholas Cullinan grew up in Yorkshire before studying History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, where he was awarded First Class Honours for his B.A., distinction for his M.A. and where he also gained his PhD.

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Britain’s Most Distinguished Art Critic To Visit Ferens Art Gallery

Britain’s Most Distinguished Art Critic To Visit Ferens Art Gallery
June 16, 2017

Thanks to a donation from the Sunday Times art critic through the Friends of the Ferens adopt a painting scheme, the painting of ‘Portrait of a Unknown Musician’ (c.1644) by William Dobson will now go on display.

For a while it was thought that this painting might represent Henry Lawes, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal and a composer in the court of Charles I. But comparison with a painting of Henry, possibly by the artist Lely, has placed this identification in doubt.

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Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary-General To Visit Hull

Kofi Annan Former United Nations Secretary-General To Visit Hull
June 15, 2017

Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations (1997-2006) and Founder and Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation, is visiting Hull to deliver the Wilberforce Lecture in September.

Mr Annan’s visit coincides with the Freedom Festival which celebrates through artistic and cultural expression, Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of Freedom.

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Humber Museums Partnership Launches The Humber 250 Trail

Humber Museums Partnership Launches The Humber 250 Trail
May 25, 2017

The Humber Museums Partnership, a consortium of Hull, East Riding and North Lincolnshire Museums Services, is excited to announce the launch of its latest project – The Humber 250 trail.

The Humber 250 trail takes people on a scenic journey throughout the rich landscapes of Humber region, linking 70 fascinating sites of interest ranging from Museums and Art Galleries, Historic Houses and Gardens, Industrial and Wartime Heritage and Archaeology and Architecture.

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Internationally Exhibiting Artist Philip Akkerman Comes To The Ferens Art Gallery

Internationally Exhibiting Artist Philip Akkerman Comes To The Ferens Art Gallery
May 25, 2017

Internationally exhibiting Dutch artist Philip Akkerman will visit Ferens Art Gallery on Thursday 1 June to give a masterclass on painting and an informative and entertaining lecture on Dutch painting.

Akkerman, who has works on display at the Ferens Art gallery, paints almost exclusively self-portraits in his own distinctive style will be instructing participants on the secrets of the ‘Old Masters’ in an intimate environment.

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Launch Of Crowd Funding Campaign For Additional Sea Of Hull Artwork

Launch Of Crowd Funding Campaign For Additional Sea Of Hull Artwork
April 23, 2017

Friends of the Ferens, on behalf of Ferens Art Gallery, has today launched a crowd funding campaign to raise money to purchase a further piece of artwork from Spencer Tunick’s Sea of Hull installation for the city to keep forever.

Three of the unique Sea of Hull photographs have now joined the gallery’s permanent collection as part of the original commission and the Ferens has been offered the opportunity to add a fourth as a reminder of that unique day in Hull on 9 July 2016 which made worldwide headlines.

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Rembrandt Masterpiece Goes On Display At Ferens Art Gallery

HULL : Newly Acquired Masterpiece To Be On Display In 2017
April 7, 2017

An established partnership between Ferens Art Gallery and the Royal Collection Trust will bring a total of five exceptional loans from Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace to Hull between 2017 and 2021 as part of Masterpieces in Focus.

Rembrandt van Rijn’s The Shipbuilder and his Wife (1633) complements Hull’s maritime heritage, the gallery’s strength in Dutch 17th century art and the latest exhibition of contemporary art on display:

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Hull City Council Leader Publishes Budget Proposals

Council Tax Rise To Tackle Adult Social Care ‘Unfair’ On Local People
February 17, 2017

The Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Steve Brady, is preparing to present his Budget Statement for the 2017/18 financial year.

The proposals, which will be presented to Finance & Value for Money Overview and Scrutiny (17 February) meeting, Cabinet (20 February) and Full Council (23 February), set out the suggested plan for the budget in 2017/18, the financial plan for the next three years and proposals to raise Council Tax by 1.99% to help fund Council Services plus a further 3% to help fund Adult Social Care costs in line with the additional powers to do so by the Government .

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More Than 40,000 People Flock To Ferens Art Gallery

HULL : Newly Acquired Masterpiece To Be On Display In 2017
January 29, 2017

Over 40,000 people have flocked to Ferens Art Gallery in the first two weeks of its reopening.

Since opening to the public on Friday 13 January, after its major refurbishment, the gallery has welcomed 10 times more visitors to the gallery compared to same period in 2015.

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The Prince Of Wales And The Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit City

The Prince Of Wales And The Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit City
January 25, 2017

Clarence House has confirmed today that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Hull on the 8 February as Hull celebrates its year as the UK City of Culture.

The tour will take in visits to the Ferens Art Gallery, Holy Trinity Church, the literacy charity First Story at The Deep and The Royal Shakespeare Company outreach programme at the Goodwin Development Trust.

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HULL : Children Can Now Experience A Day In The Life Of An Artist

HULL : Newly Acquired Masterpiece To Be On Display In 2017
January 22, 2017

For the first time children will be able to access a fully functioning art studio that can accommodate a full class enabling them to gain a real insight into what it’s like to be an artist.

Inspired by the Ferens’ outstanding permanent and temporary exhibitions the pupils will explore the processes and skills of painting, drawing, sculpture or printmaking.

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