Ferens Art Gallery

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ferens Art Gallery
Ferens Art Gallery at Night - geograph.org.uk - 1560622.jpg
Ferens Art Gallery is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Ferens Art Gallery
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Established 1927 (1927)
Location Queen Victoria Square, Hull
Coordinates 53°44′36″N 0°20′21″W / 53.74337°N 0.33912°W / 53.74337; -0.33912
Website Ferens Art Gallery

The Ferens Art Gallery is an art gallery in the English city of Kingston upon Hull. The site and money for the gallery were donated to the city by Thomas Ferens, after whom it is named. The architects were S. N. Cooke and E. C. Davies.[1] Opened in 1927,[2] it was restored and extended in 1991. The gallery features an extensive array of both permanent collections and roving exhibitions. Among the exhibits is a portrait of an unknown woman by Frans Hals. The building also houses a children's gallery and a popular cafe. The building is now a Grade II listed building.[1]

In 2009, an exhibition and live performance took place at the venue, to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the opening of The New Adelphi Club, a live music venue less than two miles north.[3]

In 2013, the gallery acquired a fourteenth-century painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, depicting Christ Between Saints Paul and Peter. The acquisition was jointly funded by the Ferens Endowment Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund.[4]

In May 2015, it was announced that the gallery would get a £4.5 million makeover to enable it to host the Turner Prize in 2017 as part of the UK City of Culture programme.[5] The gallery reopens in early 2017.

Art in the Ferens Art Gallery[edit]


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Ferens Art Gallery (1218995)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ferens Art Gallery". Hull City Council. Retrieved 20 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Humberside - Adelphi Club celebrates 25 years". BBC News. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  4. ^ "Hull's Ferens Art Gallery acquires £1.6 million masterpiece". BBC News. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Turner Prize a 'honeypot' for Hull". BBC News. BBC. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Ferens Art Gallery at Wikimedia Commons