Light shines through a window. It casts shadow on a chair. There is a green cast to the image.

Eight newly acquired works by artist Andy Lock will go on display to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The Orchard Park series captures the abandoned Vernon House tower block before it was demolished.

Andy Lock worked and studied in Hull for over 15 years, with many of his photographs capturing the post war, everyday architecture in Hull.

For the Orchard Park series, Andy took photographs in every apartment on all 22 storeys of Vernon House. The photographs show seemingly empty rooms, with abandoned furniture and belongings, left behind by the former residents that once called the Orchard Park block their home.

Andy Lock’s striking photographs are a result of an experiment with light.

The display of the Orchard Park series has been made possible with support from the Friends of Ferens Art Gallery.


Date: 24th August 2023 - 26th May 2024 Recurs daily.

Location: Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square
Carr Lane

Cost: Free

Time: 10:00 - 16:00