All over Hull & East Yorkshire, there are loads of beautiful art galleries that haven’t been able to be appreciated over the last few years. This winter, you can see all the fantastic artwork on offer!
Reflections of Japan in East Yorkshire
Saturday 16 October – Saturday 29 January @ Treasure House, Beverley Art Gallery.
This exhibition is a part of the Japan Season of Culture in the UK, and will be showcasing a wide range of work. There will be a display of Japanese toys, vintage kimonos, souveneirs, good luck charms and gifts from the Japanese Imperial Court. Art from Lauren Boswell will depict British scenes using traditonal Japanese woodblock printing. You will also see video presentations by Japanese exchange students from Hull University and Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. It’s abseloutely full of things to see!
Wednesday 27 October – Friday 28 January @ Beverley Guildhall.
Although it has been on show for a while now, you are still able to watch this powerful exhibition all throughout winter. Lost Connections is a 13 minute film that is described as a “a poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic” but it also draws archived footage from the last 50 years!
Hidden: Cold War Women
Saturday 11 December – Saturday 19 March @ Treasure House, Beverley Art Gallery.
This project by photographer Lee Karen Stow explores the lives of women in the Cold War. It is supported by personal testimonies of women (usually in military roles) and photography from York Cold War Bunker (English Heritage) and East Riding Archives. It is a poignant use of art to highlight women’s role in history. You can also see this exhibition online.
Wednesday 19 January – Sunday 27 March @ Humber Street Gallery.
This fantastic new exhibition by the artist Kara Chin will use sculptures, moving inages and animation to transform Humber Street Gallery into the props from a CGI movie! It is Chin’s most ambitious project yet, and will be drawing on all of our Hollywood favourites for inspiration.
Wednesday 26 January – Sunday 3 April @ Humber Street Gallery.
Ashely Holmes is using her Trust Melody exhibition to showcase her ongoing work and research into the presentation of music and art. Frauturing audio, sculptures, textiles and moving images, it will be a treat for all of your senses.
Monday 19 February – Monday 2 May @ Ferens Art Gallery.
Ever since 1967, Ferens Art Gallery have been putting on their annual open exhibition. They have got a vast range of work from professional and amateur artists alike, and it will definitely be something to look forward to! The video above also gives you a look at the judges’ voices on the 2021 Gallery.
Art All About
One of the best things about Hull is that art and culture are so strongly intertwined, and it sometimes feels like you’re walking through an exhibition in the streets. It’s a bit too chilly to go walking down the streets, but make sure to keep your eye out when you’re driving past some of Hull’s most beautiful artwork.