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Lithuania’s Aura Rewrite the Rules at Transgressions 2019 

Ar galiu su jumis pašokti? Contemporary Dance returned to the Live Art Space in spectacular fashion with the arrival of Aura Dance Theatre to Ferens Art Gallery this weekend. Saturday evening at Transgressions 2019 saw the first ever visit to the UK by Lithuania’s leading dance company Aura led by Birutė Letukaitė. Continue reading

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Finding gold in the tenfoot with Chrissy Collinson

In Hull they are tenfoots, elsewhere they might be a ginnel, an alley, even a snicket. Whatever name they are assigned, they are mostly ignored and forgotten spaces. Embodying the spirit of adventure and exploration, artist Chrissy Collinson tramps through these hinterlands and edgelands just as her heroines Nan Shepherd (Nan Shepherd wrote from the 1920’s to 1950’s) and Virginia Woolf did before her. Continue reading

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Crowds congregate for Lorenzetti icon

Upon gazing at the Lorenzetti icon at the Ferens tonight, I am struck by the thought of all those others, who have done so before me. The painted panel ‘Christ between Saints Paul and Peter’ by Sienese master Pietro Lorenzetti is a devotional piece, it has in times past, been the focus of devout prayer.  Do these icons still have similar appeal, beyond that of being treasures to be put on display? Continue reading

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Taking Part in Sea of Hull

Like a surreal dream, amazing, incredible just a few of the reactions from people participating in the record-breaking live art installation #seaofhull at the weekend. Having talked myself into signing up in my blog about Spencer Tunick’s challenge to the city to strip off in the name of art, I’m really pleased to announce that I was one of the 3,200 people, filled with trepidation, who gathered in Queen’s Gardens in Hull early Saturday morning. Continue reading

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Get In The Sea For Hull 2017

This morning I awoke to see Hull and the rest of the country all of a flutter about #seaofhull. A launch event at Ferens Art Gallery was held to announce the new Sea of Hull artwork by global artist Spencer Tunick. His previous work has been sited at Sydney Opera House, Montreal, Mexico City and the Dead Sea (pictured) Continue reading

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Compass Live Art Bit At Ferens 2014

compass_festival_logoDelayed post regarding events at Compass Live Art in 2014, held within the Live Art Space at Ferens Art Gallery Hull. Delayed through recognition of need to separate personal opinion from associated projects. Continue reading

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