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Discussion in 'Hull City' started by originallambrettaman, Feb 10, 2014.
Ferens re-opening Friday....
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Job done with that blade.
Generated enormous amount of publicity and amounts of debate on the nature of 'art'.
Yes that's correct City Man.
Whether you like it or not its brought awareness and publicity.
My first job out of uni was via the Future Job Fund an old labour policy circa 2011 whent the Government paid young people to get experience in a jobs market where getting a job was more difficult than you might think, which incidentally did help me along the way in the rest of my career. I started out as a gallery attendant at the Ferens, and all of the other museums, before moving on to helping the head of service with some reports on Hull Museums and then a couple of placements with the marketing and pr teams at Hull City Hall and New Theatre and Hull Truck. I think people take it for granted, it really is a lovely gallery and I say that as someone who basically wandered around it for 8 hours a day for a few weeks answering guests questions and basically enjoying the art. If you've never visited when the open exhibition is on I really recommend it, lots of talented local artists showing their efforts, most of them are on sale as well so you can pick up a bargain. In terms of the permanent collection there are some gems in there, from Stanley Spencer, to Lucian Freud, to Canaletto and some Dutch Old masters. During this year there will also be the unveiling of their new acquistion Pietro Lorenzetti's Christ between Saints Paul and Peter, as well as Manet loans from the Courtauld, some of Francis Bacon's Screaming Popes and a Rembrandt from the Royal Collection. You should visit regardless of what you think of art, the artists and curators in the main part don't care whether you like their work, everyone has a personal response. The building itself is beautiful and if you need a quiet 15 minutes it's a great place to sit down and take a breath. Culture is everything we don't need to survive, but all we need if we are to feel alive.
Hull: city guide to the 2017 UK Capital of Culture
Hull is seizing the chance to show off its cultural hotspots – and appetite for a party. Our writer rejoices at her home town’s newfound cool, and lists the best places to eat, drink, stay and shop...
Spoke to Matthew Green himself yesterday, interesting thoughts. He says any art work worth installing anywhere has to be something that people will travel to see.
It's always been cool, in an understated subtle way that the likes of Larkin correctly identified. A place apart, its own speed, its own style a bit like the Galapagos Islands, it has evolved differently and distinctly.
Plenty of things need fixing in Hull, but money and proper jobs would resolve a lot of these. Let's hope if and when the boat comes in, we don't become an identikit second tier northern city by jettisoning our quirky gritty and unique character.
Martin Green presumably?
Smart guy without a doubt.
Have to say I don't ever read the Guardian but their heart has been in the right place for a lot of these Hull articles people post. Sure they sometimes get the odd name/ fact/ place wrong etc. but it's great to see a national publication throwing some positive light on the city.
I think the straight talking of Hull folk will always survive regardless.
Would be great to see Bob Carver on BBC's flagship cookery prog 'Saturday Kitchen'
Go get em Bob.
Anyone know what's going on with the bits of the fish trail which were removed as part of the public realm works?
They said it was all going to be re-installed by the end of 2016, but some of the missing bits still seem to be missing. The shark on Whitefrairgate is one, and I think a few bits around Queen Victoria Square and the entrance to Princes Quay too.
The damaged ones are being replaced, but it's running behind schedule, it will all be back in place by the time Beverley Gate is finished apparently (I think that's March).
obviously its mainly the panoramic shot that makes it look bent BUT they do bend!
when in use at sea they flex up to 18m at the tip!!! (presumably 9m in either direction)
Having to dig up Victoria Square would have been a factor...
Dennis, am I gonna have to give you a woooosh?!
did you know they flexed 18metres? I didn't until told last night (by Siemens boss)
I'm having a good week this week
I'm at the official opening event on Thursday night