Ferens Art Gallery
Having undergone a £5.1m renovation, Ferens Art Gallery re-opened to the public in 2017. As well as its collections, which include paintings, sculptures, European old masters, portraiture and modern British art, the gallery has acquired Pietro Lorenzetti's 14th century Christ Between Saint Paul and Saint Peter, Spencer Tunick's Sea of Hull commission and five of Francis Bacon's Screaming Popes.
Hull Bus Station and Hull Train Station are about ten minutes walk from the gallery. The nearest local bus stop is Monument Bridge on Carr Lane. There are a few pay and display car parks close by, and council car parks on Osbourne Street and Wilberforce Drive.
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Catherine Howe: Francis Bacon; The Anxiety of Influence
Francis Bacon’s ‘pope’ paintings, inspired by Diego Velázquez’s Portrait of Innocent X, are some of his most well-known, seen to capture the sense of malaise in post-war Europe. Yet strangely, Bacon saw them as an obsessive failed experiment. This lecture will address the complexities surrounding their interpretation…
Ferens: Hull’s Philanthropist
Thomas Robinson Ferens’ philanthropic gift to Hull was the creation of what has become one of the finest and most respected regional galleries in the UK. Following a £4.5m makeover the Ferens Art Gallery will reopen in January allowing visitors to enjoy the permanent collection in its newly refurbished setting. Ferens…
Francis Bacon: Nervous System
Five Francis Bacon masterpieces join the Ferens Art Gallery’s permanent collection redisplay. This includes one of Bacon’s most revered and highly recognised masterpieces, Head VI (1949), from the Arts Council Collection. A master of modern British art, Bacon’s series was inspired by Diego Velazquez’s 17th-century…
Pietro Lorenzetti: Siena to Hull, A Masterpiece Revealed
Pietro Lorenzetti’s stunning panel painting, Christ between Saints Paul and Peter (c.1320), is unveiled for the first time following its acquisition by the Ferens Art Gallery in 2013. Having undergone extensive conservation treatment and research at the National Gallery, London, the panel reveals the dazzling world of…