Monet in Mind exhibition now open in Hull!

Monet Antibes

We are thrilled that Monet in Mind opened at the Ferens Art Gallery this week, and is already off to a flying start with plenty of visitors and media interest.

French Impressionist Claude Monet’s stunning landscape painting, Antibes (1888) forms the centrepiece, and is the inspiration for, an exciting new exhibition which will bring a fresh perspective to the Impressionist artwork, and invite visitors to reconsider some of their Ferens favourites.

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.

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.

The exhibition can be viewed online or visited in person, subject to booking. Take a look at Hull Culture and Leisure’s Website for further details.

Plus there is a fantastic programme of events to come over the next few weeks, more to be announced soon:

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.

Free, booking essential – BOOK TICKETS

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.

Free, booking essential – BOOK TICKETS

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