Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change

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Reflection: British Art in an Age of Change

17 August 2019 – 5 January 2020

Ferens Art Gallery

This major partnership exhibition features over 120 artworks.  They are drawn jointly from the Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art, and the Ferens collection.  

Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy important artworks new to Hull, in conversation with existing highlights from the local collection.  A number of Ferens works are rarely seen treasures, including watercolours, prints and drawings less often on public display due to their fragility to light.

Reflection presents a dynamic and diverse vision of Britain and British art, which asks questions about identity and belonging. What does it mean to be British? How do we define British art? How do we present ourselves to the world?

Some of the artists were born in Britain and travelled elsewhere through choice or necessity; others were born elsewhere and travelled here. Some artists worked a hundred years ago; others are just starting on their careers.

Visitors are invited to reflect and celebrate a century of creative achievement by those whose loves, fears, doubts and dreams are expressed through their painting, drawing, sculpture, print, collage, photography and video.

Artists in the exhibition include: Graham Dean, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, Henry Moore, Bridget Riley, Eric Ravilious, Victoria Sin, and Gillian Wearing.

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Events Programme


10 Minute Talks

Wednesday 16 October, 20 November 2019, 1pm-1.10pm

Ferens Art Gallery

These free to attend events provide an opportunity to find out more about this exhibition.

Drop into Gallery 7 to meet the Gallery Curator.

Free, drop-in.


Big Draw: What Makes You, You?

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 10am-12noon

Ferens Art Gallery

Work with an artist to create a large paper version of yourself and answer the question ‘what makes you, you?’ This workshop is part of Big Draw 2019 and the theme of ‘Drawn to Life,’ where we are considering what key things make up our identity.

Free Drop-in. Suitable for accompanied children age 5+.


Museum Late

Friday 1 November 2019, 7pm-9pm

Ferens Art Gallery

Co-produced by Future Ferens, this late event invites young people to take-over
the gallery after hours. Exploring identity through drag, live-art and portraiture 
this free event will launch an exciting new programme of Ferens Lates. Supported
by the Friends of the Ferens.

Free, drop-in. 20191206165435