Jason Wilsher-Mills: Are We There Yet?

24th February 2024 - 2nd June 2024

Join us at the Ferens for a colourful journey into the imagination and experiences of disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills!

Created in response to disabled communities in Hull, Wakefield and Manchester, Jason’s theatrical portraits and sculptures reflect aspects of his personality, memory, and disability. This family friendly exhibition is suitable for all ages and includes Augmented Reality (AR) and interactive experiences.

Jason’s fun, empowering and insightful creations will excite and move you. Through this exhibition you’ll gain a greater understanding of our world and how those with disabilities experience it.

Alongside the exhibition will be an exciting and accessible programme of events and activities for all ages. This includes a talk by Jason in May, baby sensory sessions, storytelling, relaxed openings, workshops delivered by artists, and craft sessions.

Free, drop-in.

Events

Tuesday 12, 21 March, 9, 25 April, 7 and 23 May.

This bright and colorful session will have many sensory stations for your little one to explore and the opportunity to create their own colorful masterpiece.

Wednesday 13, 20 March, 10, 24 April, 8 and 22 May

Debutots interactive storytelling and dramatic play sessions are a multi-sensory blend of music, songs, bubbles, stories, games and play!

Saturday 23 March

Join us for fun and colourful art activities for children aged 7 years and under, inspired by the amazing artworks of Jason Wilsher-Mills.

Monday 25 March, Tuesday 2 April and Wednesday 29 May

Debutots interactive storytelling and dramatic play sessions are a multi-sensory blend of music, songs, bubbles, stories, games and play!

Tuesday 26 March 

In this fun craft workshop inspired by the amazing artworks of Jason Wilsher-Mills you can create your own mask to celebrate who you are. 

Saturday 30 March

Join us for fun and colourful art and craft activities for children aged 7 years and under, inspired by the amazing artworks of Jason Wilsher-Mills.

Thursday 4 April

Create your own characters from clay inspired by who you are, in this fun art workshop influenced by the fantastic sculptures of artist Jason Wilsher-Mills.

Sunday 31 March, 28 April and 26 May

A relaxed and quiet opening. The gallery will have sounds turned down and we will have a quiet room available.

Saturday 13 April and Saturday 4 May

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to work with professional published cartoonist, Sean Azzopardi.

Saturday 27 April

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to work with artist Rosie Ireson. Create a fun and unique self portrait puppet in the style of artist Jason Wilsher-Mills.

 

Friday 10 May

Join disabled artist Jason Wilsher-Mills to learn how he creates colourful and fun sculptures that explore experiences of disability and challenge ableism through artistic activism.

Saturday 11 May

Come and design and construct your own argonaut figures in this fun, family workshop.

Saturday 25 May

Join us for fun and colourful art activities for children aged 7 years and under, inspired by the amazing artworks of Jason Wilsher-Mills. 

Tuesday 28 May

Have fun creating your own colourful patterns using different printing techniques.

Tuesday 28 May

A pre-bookable relaxed craft session with limited numbers. It is designed for people who are disabled, neurodivergent or experience anxiety who would find it difficult to attend our drop-in craft sessions.

Saturday 1 June

Set your imagination free and have fun creating your own characters using colourful collage techniques inspired by the amazing artworks of artist Jason Wilsher-Mills. 

Saturday 1 June

This is a pre-bookable relaxed craft session with limited numbers. It is designed for people who are disabled, neurodivergent or experience anxiety who would find it difficult to attend our drop-in craft sessions.