HIP Gallery

HIP was opened in Hull’s Princes Quay Shopping Centre in 2014 by the Lord Mayor of Kingston upon Hull, Councillor Mary Glew. With an exhibition by international Leica photographer Fred Trobrillant. Fred’s stand out work spontaneously captures his surroundings. He lives in Montpellier, France, but his photography has taken him far and wide.

Since then the public has been invited to the successful, well attended launches of new international exhibitions every 2 months. The exhibitions are open every afternoon free of charge. The HIP Gallery Patron is Matt Finn and the Curator is Alan Raw.

Wake up to London - London's Hottest Postcode N1C

New Exhibition at HIP Gallery starts 14th December 2021 to 31st January 2022 called Wake up to London – London’s Hottest Postcode N1C by Hazel Bingham.

Wake up to London questions the privatisation of public spaces and is Lincolnshire-based photographer Hazel Bingham’s first solo exhibition.

The urban environment and the effects caused by post-industrial regeneration in our cities are areas of inspiration for Hazel. In her work, she seeks to bring to light how the way we live, work, and play is increasingly being compromised through outsourcing and the privatisation of urban and green spaces.

The Autumn HIP Club Exhibition

Welcome to the 2021 Autumn HIP Club Exhibition part of the HULL INDEPENDENT PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY (HIP).

This is the first exhibition since coming out of the covid-19 lockdown and has some stunning images produced by the members of the HIP Club. So if you want to come and have a look just pop into the Creative & Cultural HUB HIP Gallery, 64 Prospect Street, behind the statue of Amy Johnson in front of the Prospect Centre.

Previous HIP Gallery Exhibition Images

Photography enthusiasts of all ages visit the gallery which hosts high-quality international photography exhibitions in an accessible space in the city centre. There are also on-going opportunities for local photographers to use the gallery’s resources, both studio and darkroom – to develop their photography skills. Following the success of the first Hull International Photography Festival, HIPfest2014, HIP Gallery has been a year-round base to view and enjoy photography and participate in HIP club.. a photography club for 8 to 180-year-olds. Hull-based Festival Sponsors G. F Smith has been instrumental in developing the gallery and with their support, HIP photography festival has already gained international interest and will take place for the 4th time in October 2017, sharing the Quay location with the Turner Prize.

Alan Raw, Chief Executive Officer of the Creative and Cultural Organisation explained, “It was clear from the success of our opening exhibition in 2014 that Hull appreciates the art of photography. Now the HIP Gallery is the place to access world-class works and get involved in photography all year round.”

HIP is a project of The Creative & Cultural Organisation supported by East Street Arts.