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Hull Minster has been successful in receiving support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to create arts and community activities inspired by the exhibition.

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The extensive programme will enable people to reveal their artistic talents, inspired by a spectacular exhibition.

The programme is intended to involve as many people as possible, enabling them to express their own creativity and learn new skills.

Delivered by North East Lincolnshire-based arts organisation Our Big Picture (OBP), all of the events and workshops will be delivered within Hull Minster while the exhibition is being staged. They include:

  • “Created Together” – a free community drop-in activity for all ages which takes place throughout the exhibition, creating a large-scale contemporary artwork based on Michelangelo’s “Creation of Adam”.

  • “Drawn Together” (1st November, 11am - 4pm) – a free Michelangelo-inspired national “Big Draw” event, exploring different ways of making art and using hands as inspiration. Click here for more information

  • Children and young people’s workshops with local artist Emma Garness, alongside guest artists. Community groups, home-educated families, schools, or college groups will explore art history, traditional art skills and create contemporary artwork.

  • Life Painting Course (29th and 30th October, 11am-3pm) - with two clothed models, led by Beverley-based artist Esther Cawley. Over 16s will create their own large-scale acrylic painting on canvas, drawing on inspiration from Michelangelo’s work and resulting in a canvas painting for participants to keep. Click here for more details and to book.

  • Evening Life Drawing Course (8th, 11th & 25th October and 8th November, 7pm-9pm) - with Esther in which a clothed life model will re-stage poses from the frescoes on display. Participants will take away a portfolio of work. Click here for more details and to book.

  • Guest curator talks

  • Art competition, sponsored by Hull Trains – members of the public can create their own artwork directly inspired by “Creation of Adam”. The winners will have the opportunity to feature in an exhibition at Hull Minster in February 2020. Click here for more information.

Painting partner - sponsors of the Art Competition and Exhibition

Painting partner - sponsors of the Art Competition and Exhibition

To find out more information on the above activities, book tickets where necessary, or see what else is taking place throughout the exhibition, visit our event page: