‘Waldemar Januszczak: My Adopted Painting’
Renown art critic comes to Hull to celebrate one of Britain's first notable painters.

Posted: 16th June 2017

Humber Museums Partnership - ‘Waldemar Januszczak: My Adopted Painting’

Sunday Times art critic and BBC presenter Waldemar Januszczak is coming to Hull to host an event celebrating the work of William Dobson, whose work will return to the Ferens after restoration. Dobson is believed by most to be one of the country’s first notable painters, once dubbed “the most excellent painter that England has yet bred”.

The event, named “Waldemar Januszczak: My Adopted Painting”, has been organised by Heritage Learning, a team of cultural and creative learning specialists based in Hull, and the Ferens Art Gallery. Taking place on the 20th June at 1pm at the Ferens Art Gallery, the event will feature work from the painter and a discussion with Waldemar. The event will be accompanied by the music of William Lawes, the brother of who is believed to be the sitter in one of Dobsons portraits, performed by the Early Music Department at the University of Hull.


The tickets are £12 (or £10 for Friends of Ferens) and can be purchased online, organisers and gallery teams have advised that advanced booking is essential.

If you would like to find out more about the event search for “Heritage Learning” on facebook or visit the following link to purchase tickets: