Ferens Art Gallery

Humber Museums Partnership - Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens Art Gallery’s collection of painting and sculpture spans artistic periods from medieval times to the present day. The collection includes European Old Masters, portraiture, marine paintings, and modern and contemporary British art.

WHAT’S HERE

Highlights of the gallery include masterpieces by Frans Hals, Antonio Canaletto, Stanley Spencer, David Hockney, Helen Chadwick, and Gillian Wearing. The Ferens mounts a regularly changing programme of historic and contemporary art exhibitions both touring and collections’ based in its three large temporary exhibition spaces. The popular annual Open and Junior Open exhibitions provide an opportunity for local amateur and professional artists to show work. Temporary exhibitions have included David Hockney: Bigger Trees Near Warter (2011), Andy Warhol ARTIST ROOMS On Tour with the Art Fund (2012), Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, from the Royal Collection (2012) and Martin Creed ARTIST ROOMS On tour (2013).

Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Sunday: 11am to 4pm

Last admission to the gallery is 30 minutes before closing time.

Admission to the Ferens Art Gallery is free.

There is a Gift Shop and a Café on site.

For information on accessibility please contact us or visit our website.

Events

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Open Exhibition 2019 - 2nd February 2019

Hull

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork. This year’s exhibition will be selected by John Heffernan, Senior Curator, Humber Street Gallery, …

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Masterpieces in Focus from the Royal Collection: Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), c.1526-7 - 23rd March 2019

Hull

An ongoing partnership with Royal Collection Trust brings a masterpiece by Hans Holbein the Younger to Hull for the first time, generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen from the Royal Collection. A portrait drawing of Sir Thomas More (1478-1535). The portrait, likely connected to a single oil portrait of …

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Is this Planet Earth? - 4th May 2019

Hull

Visitors will encounter wondrous creatures and stunning landscapes filled with colours and sensations that are heightened and strange. Beautiful to behold and often sci-fi in feel, the exhibition will have darker undercurrents relating to our destruction of nature. The varied artistic work pays homage to visionary sci-fi writers and filmmakers …

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Microbes - 18th May 2019

Hull

Our Gallery will be transformed by a glowing landscape of suspended inflatable microbe pods of differing shapes and sizes. This interactive exhibition is inspired by the beautiful microscopic imagery of bacteria and cells that live within us.  Visitors can walk through the pods causing them to sway and bump into …