Monet in Mind

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Monet in Mind

17 May – 4 July 2021

A painting of a coastline. There is a tree in centre of the foreground, calm blue sea and mountains in the background.
French Impressionist Claude Monet’s stunning landscape painting, Antibes (1888) forms the centrepiece, and is the inspiration for, an exciting new exhibition opening at the Ferens Art Gallery.

The masterpiece will travel to Hull for the first time as part of an innovative new programme in partnership with The Courtauld, London.

Antibes was chosen to be the lead painting for the exhibition following a public vote and was designed to give young people in Hull an opportunity to engage with cultural decision-making. Indeed, Monet in Mind is in itself a showcase of the talents of the Future Ferens, a 16-25 year old volunteer group, who worked in collaboration with the Gallery on all aspects of curation, design and promotion of this immersive exhibition.

Future Ferens have selected works from Ferens’ permanent collection to accompany Monet’s Antibes. Selected works include highlights by Walter Richard Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, Derwent Lees, and Barbara Hepworth.

This collaborative exhibition will bring a fresh perspective to the Impressionist artwork, and invite visitors to reconsider some of their Ferens favourites.

The key theme underscoring the exhibition is that of mindfulness, with Monet’s landscape as the anchor point. Mindfulness encourages individuals to pause and take a step back from stresses of life, and appreciate the present moment.

This accessible exhibition has been designed to give visitors – both to the gallery and online - the space in which to reflect on the artworks on display and enjoy them in a calming environment.

Free entry – Booking essential

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Monet in Mind Events Programme

Curator in Conversation

Thursday 10 June 2021 6pm – 7pm, Online

Fancy yourself an expert on Monet? Or would like an introduction to his work? Join leading Curator of Paintings Dr Karen Serres from The Courtauld, London, for an informative and entertaining short talk. Karen will be in conversation with our Future Ferens and answering questions on Monet’s artistic practice, his inspirations, and excursions to the South of France.

Dr Karen Serres, has been The Courtauld’s Curator of Paintings since September 2012. For the past three years, Karen has been involved in ensuring that the collection of The Courtauld remains accessible during the closure of the Gallery for refurbishment (autumn 2018 to autumn 2021). In this time, she has co-curated the exhibitions The Courtauld Collection, A Vision for Impressionism at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2019) and Masterpieces of Impressionism. The Courtauld Collection (three venues in Japan, 2019-20). Find more about Dr Karen Serres on The Courtauld website: https://courtauld.ac.uk/people/karen-serres

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Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday 13 June 2021, 1pm – 3pm, Online

Deciding where to start with a piece of writing can be difficult. What should you write about? How should you write it? Why is the page insisting on remaining blank?

Join spoken word artists James Varney for a playful workshop about writing as collage, experimentation, and throwing together the unexpected in response to the Ferens's Monet in Mind exhibition. Create messy, gut-reaction responses, play around with what they might become, and come away with some exciting first drafts and a few tools for tackling a blank page.

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Mindfulness Drawing

Friday 25th June, 2pm - 4pm, Online

The key theme underscoring the Monet in Mind exhibition is that of mindfulness, with Monet’s landscape as the anchor point. Mindfulness encourages individuals to pause and take a step back from stresses and strains of life, and appreciate the present moment. This exhibition has been designed to give visitors – both to the gallery and online - the space in which to reflect on the artworks on display and enjoy them in a calming environment.

Join Hull artist Lauren Saunders in a small group workshop to take a break from the busyness of life. Taking the Monet in Mind exhibition as your inspiration, you will be led through mindfulness techniques and learn new drawing methods.

Lauren Saunders is a visual artist living and working in Hull. Her research-led practice explores questions surrounding environmental ethics within her highly experimental and philosophy-inspired drawing practice. She also produces and coordinates community and participatory projects, most notably the Hull-based arts journal The Critical Fish.

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Online Exhibition

Please visit humbermuseums.com to access the online exhibition and further exclusive online content from Monday 17 May.

 

 

Take a virtual tour of the Monet in Mind Exhibition