A brand new contemporary art space, Humber Street Gallery, opens in Hull on 3 February 2017. Located in the Fruit Market cultural quarter, it is being opened as part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 programme. The three storey gallery in a former fruit and vegetable warehouse will present a range of contemporary visual art, design, film, photography and craft throughout 2017, with a café and rooftop bar for visitors.
The opening season will feature two exhibitions running from 3 February – 22 March: the first major show to explore the work and legacy of COUM Transmissions, which was founded in Hull by artists Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti, a subversive collective that took the art world by storm in the late 1960s, ahead of their later involvement in the musical collective Throbbing Gristle.
Featuring materials drawn from their personal archives, and curated by Hull-born Cosey Fanni Tutti herself, this first retrospective will also feature musical performances, programmed by respected music website The Quietus.