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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Exploring The Future Of Planet Earth Through Art At The Ferens

Exploring The Future Of Planet Earth Through Art At The Ferens
March 4, 2019

A new touring exhibition will open at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull on Saturday 4 May.

Is This Planet Earth? features curious life-forms and strange landscapes created by nine artists. In their sculptures, paintings, sound-art, performance art and videos, every colour and sensation is heightened – and it is all a bit sci-fi.

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Ferens Art Gallery Sees 91% Increase In Visitor Numbers

Ferens Art Gallery Sees 91% Increase In Visitor Numbers
July 2, 2018

Visitor numbers for the first five months of the year at Ferens Art Gallery have shown a 91% increase from the same period prior to Hull’s year as UK City of Culture 2017.

The figures, comparing the first five months of 2018 and 2015*, are promising for both the gallery and the city as Hull looks to build on the momentum from Hull 2017.

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New Exhibition Of German Expressionist Käthe Kollwitz

New Exhibition Of German Expressionist Käthe Kollwitz
June 27, 2018

Käthe Kollwitz (née Schmidt, 1867–1945) was one of the leading artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, notable for the emotional power of her drawing, printmaking and then sculpture.

This exhibition focuses on works from the British Museum’s remarkable print collection, celebrating the enduring impact of Kollwitz’s powerful and affecting images.

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HULL : Ferens Gains Principal Sponsor For Exhibition Programme

February 20, 2018

Ferens Art Gallery has gained a new principal sponsor to support a fantastic 2018/19 exhibition programme.

Local company Kingstown Works Ltd (KWL) will become the first ever principal sponsor of the Ferens exhibition programme, meaning it will continue to host the best of national and international exhibitions, following a record-breaking 2017.

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Borrowbox To Teach People How To Use e-books at Hull Central Library

Borrowbox To Teach People How To Use e-books at Hull Central Library
January 16, 2018

Hull Central Library users can learn how to make better use of e-books and audiobooks at a demonstration of digital publications.

A representative from Borrowbox, one of the library’s digital resource providers, will be at the library in Albion Street, Hull, on Wednesday 17 January from 1pm to 3pm to demonstrate how to easily access the online services on tablets and other electronic devices.

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The Maritime Museum Goes To The Movies All This Week

The Maritime Museum Goes To The Movies All This Week
October 23, 2017

For one week only, the beautiful and historic Court Room at the Hull Maritime Museum will be transformed into a movie theatre screening a series of films relating to the sea and seafaring as part of the national Museums at Night.

This is a chance to see some much loved classics, family favourites and fascinating documentaries on the big screen in a magnificent museum setting. Screenings start on Saturday 21 October and run until Friday 27 October.

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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 : Join Voices As Hull Celebrates Being A Singing City

HULL : Join Voices As Hull Celebrates Being A Singing City
July 11, 2017

A spectacular day of singing workshops and group performances is set to raise the roof at Hull City Hall on Saturday 15 July.

The Bigger Sing, part of the Hull UK City of Culture celebrations, will get underway from 9am, offering something for everyone from experienced singers to complete novices.

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Regions Museums Awarded Major Funding And National Portfolio Organisation Status

Tales From The Treasure House - February Fevers
June 29, 2017

The Humber Museums Partnership, led by Hull Museums, with partners North Lincolnshire and the East Riding, is delighted to announce it will become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and receive over £3.9m in funding. The partnership is currently one of only 21 Arts Council Major Partner Museums in England.

Arts Council England has announced the next wave of funding to support arts, culture and libraries sector across the country and has awarded the Humber Museums Partnership £3.9m over the next four years between 2018 – 2022.

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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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Dance Artists Break The Rules With A Weekend Of Contemporary Dance

Dance Artists Break The Rules With A Weekend Of Contemporary Dance
April 24, 2017

Hull Dance, the leading voice for professional dancers in the UK’s City of Culture, presents Transgression: Breaking the rules between Friday 12 and Sunday 14 May, with exceptional performances, insightful discussion and workshops from artists all well-known for breaking the rules.

From Internationally renowned New Art Club creating their usual brand of mayhem in the Guildhall’s council chamber to Colette Sadler’s Notebook Series, where she creates a conversation with her laptop.

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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 : Space Urchins Invade Hull Libraries

HULL : Space Urchins Invade Hull Libraries
April 1, 2017

An Art and Education project from Hull based Artist Andi Dakin in partnership with Hull Culture and Leisure, Hull City Council and Hull 2017: and supported by Arts Council England has launched.

Hull has twelve public libraries and during the next three months throughout our UK City of Culture’s ‘ Roots and Routes’ season, Space Urchins will be invading these buildings.

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Hull To Stage A Series Of Skateboarding Festivals

Hull To Stage A Series Of Skateboarding Festivals
March 20, 2017

Following last year’s announcement of Hull’s ambition to become the UK’s skateboarding capital, skate jams, competitions and coaching sessions have now been organised to take place at various locations across the city for beginners and seasoned skateboarders alike.

Participants will learn to enhance their abilities, obtain skills coaching and advice and possibly some tips on tricks.

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