Exhibition Space



Venetian Reflections: Water and Oar by Ann Hutchinson


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This photographic exhibition shows something of the working lives of the gondoliers of Venice and the craftspeople who support them. Additionally, it details some of the environmental challenges facing the Venetian lagoon and also the social movements that have arisen to help Venetians face these challenges.


Ann Hutchinson is a photographer based in Hull who often travels by train to Venice where she became interested in the centuries-old Venetian tradition of water and oar and its place in a sustainable future for Venice.

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The exhibition runs from Friday 2nd February to Tuesday 2nd April 2024.

 Open daily 10am - 5pm, with late opening Tuesdays 7pm.


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About the exhibition space

A large exhibition gallery adjacent to the Art Collection enables us to provide a programme of loan exhibitions. The University upgraded this to the highest Government Indemnity standards for 2017 when Hull became UK City of Culture and we saw over 55,000 visitors to the galleries. We were able to launch 2017 with a remarkable exhibition of drawings from the British Museum, including works by Leonardo and Michelangelo.  We have also shown exhibitions in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, Government Art Collection, and the Science Museums Group, and we continue to mount an exciting programme of exhibitions.