Where It Began
Our Spring Exhibition
1st February 2024 – 10th March 2024
Studio Eleven Gallery presents our Spring Show 2024
Featuring Bren Head, Louise Ventris, Kashmira Patel and Penny Withers
Paintings of the daily life take centre stage in our current exhibition, whether it be through the late night commutes and daily school runs spent in heavy traffic that have inspired Louise Ventris, or Bren Head’s walks along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. For the ceramics featured, Kashmira Patel lets the clay take the lead, and challenges the normal structures of figurines, bowls, or any other practical items. While Penny Withers’ unique oblong shaped vases are covered in colourful combinations of glazes that are suggestive of a landscape.
What is Studio Eleven Gallery?
Studio Eleven is a gallery, studio and workshop space. We offer specialist studio space for ceramicists and a shared workshop for printmaking. Events include artists talks, performances, workshops, hire of the studio space and a rolling programme of exhibitions featuring contemporary ceramics and painting. The gallery at number 12 comprises of a main space for wall-based and plinth mounted work, and six display cases. The workshop space is situated on the first floor which also consists of a large, shared studio space with potters wheels and a large print press.
Studio Eleven was a Hull City of Culture 2017 partner. A strategic partner in developing the bid and the wider promotion of Hull as a Culture City with interventions exhibited in London and beyond by Adele Howitt. During 2017 we delivered a contemporary exhibition programme with events, workshops, and special performances by Hull Time Based Arts.
Since it was established, Studio Eleven has continually pioneered the cause of Hull’s cultural quarter in the Fruit Market area, particularly Humber Street. The gallery and workshop now resides at no; 12 on Humber Street since March 2017. Eleven is in a prime visitor location, close to Hull Marina, The Deep, Hull Museums and the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery. Eleven was the first creative business on Humber Street have recently been joined by the new Humber Street Gallery.
Studio Eleven workshop and gallery was established in 2009 by artists. Founder & Owner, Adele Howitt continues to direct the enterprise, enlisting the support of Clare Holdstock, and a voluntary team of artists and potters who use the studio space .