The Fishing Heritage Centre has two exhibition galleries, Muriel Barker Gallery and the Cafe Gallery.
The museum hosts temporary exhibitions ranging from a mixture of travelling shows and exhibitions created from the Museum Service’s own collections and works by local artists and organisations.
3rd March – 31st May 2015
Local artist who paints a variety of subjects related to the coast and the fishing industry.
Born in Grimsby in 1967, Mark has always had an interest in the history of the fishing industry ,and his first job on leaving school was working on the Pontoon at Grimsby docks. Much of his work reflects this and other aspects of local history e.g. the `Chums` in the First World War.
Although he has always had an artistic eye, it was only when a serious accident left him disabled by a broken back, that he began his art work in earnest. What started as a therapeutic exercise to distract him from the pain of his injury, soon became a serious creative endeavour.
Having been entirely self taught, his artwork reflects his distinctive style and his attention to detail. He works mostly in pencil, charcoal and pastels. He has also undertaken commissions for portraits of humans, dogs, and horses.Prints and limited editions of his work are available for sale during the exhibition and ask at main reception.
Murial Barker Gallery
Horold Grosney - Retrospective
7th February to 2nd August 2014
A retrospective of art pieces by renowned artist Harold Gosney. The exhibition will include 2D artworks and sculptures
Perseverance: A Celebration of 100 Years Afloat
To celebrate the birthday of one of our vessels the Perseverance, local artist Terry Clarke has created a series of artworks and sketches marking her 100th year. The Perserverance was built in 1914 and spent many years working as a shrimping vessels before being sold to Great Grimsby Council in 1987 for restoration and exhibition in the Fishing Heritage Centre. Terry’s artwork is on display in the foyer at atrium at the Heritage Centre.
Winter - 1st November to 31st March
Tuesday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm (closed Monday)
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm (including Bank Holidays)
Summer - 1st April to 31st October
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm (Closed Mondays)
Bank holiday Mondays open 10:00am - 5:00pm
Last admission into the Galleries is one hour prior to closing time.
For more details about exhibitions contact Rachel McWilliam on 01472 323004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The galleries are also available to rent for exhibitions. Please contact Rachel McWilliam on 01472 323004 or email@example.com