8th November 2005




A former student of the Hull School of Art returns to the city this weekend for a major exhibition of his work at the Ferens Art Gallery.


David Remfry, a figurative painter who studied painting and etching in Hull, now lives and works in New York. He has a well established reputation as a draughtsman and watercolourist and has had more than 50 solo exhibitions in Europe and America.

This weekend an exhibition entitled ‘Dancers’ opens at the Ferens showcasing Remfry’s large-scale watercolours depicting bustling party scenes and more intimate group portraits completed over the last two decades.


His fascination with dance began in Hull in the late 1950s when he visited dances at the popular club, Locarno, and at Hull City Hall.


His paintings feature a cast of colourful and eccentric characters and capture dance and movement with energy and vibrancy.


David Remfry studied at the art school on Anlaby Road before moving to London. He began painting in watercolours in 1979 and moved to New York in 1995, where his discovery of the city’s exotic mix of Latino clubs rekindled his passion for dance.


"David is absolutely delighted to be exhibiting in his home town - it means a lot to him,” said Christine Brady, Assistant Keeper of Art at the Ferens Art Gallery.


“The exhibition is full of life and actually a lot of it is full of joy. He is very interested in people and how they interact. Obviously dancing is a very public thing and at the same time he is capturing intimate moments between couples."

David Remfry: Dancers will open at the Ferens Art Gallery on Saturday 12th November and continue until 15th January 2006. David Remfry will be attending a private view at the gallery between 6pm and 8pm on Friday 11th November.


The gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 5pm and on Sundays from 1.30pm until 4.30pm and admission is free.



For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincoln

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

or call the Ferens Art Gallery on 01482 613902