HIP Fest 2018

The BIG NEWS of the year is for today Sunday 8th April 2018, we are pleased to announce that the tickets for this year’s HIP Fest will be available from today just follow the link below to place your order now.

Tickets will go on sale on our Eventbrite HERE

We have something a little bit special for you this so why not buy your tickets and come and have a look and let’s make 2018s HIP Fest even better than last year.

HIPfest (Hull International Photography Festival) is an annual event where the art of photography is celebrated. An event where professionals come to exhibit, network, sell work, buy photography products, exchange ideas, and network. But also as an opportunity for the newly qualified, amateur and emerging photographer of any age and ability to immerse themselves in the world of photography, learn, share their passion and showcase their work alongside the best in the world.

This year will include the exciting arrival of PhotoCity at the festival in partnership with Fujiholics. A £5 wristband gives you access to all 10 exhibitions, the HIPfest Prize Draw, discounts on site, learning opportunities and the ability to purchase workshop & masterclass tickets.

The separately ticketed (coming soon) workshops and masterclasses will be priced from 10 to 20 pounds but must be accompanied by a £5 festival wristband to gain entry. Get your wristband and come to HIPfest2018 to meet Brian Griffin, Marilyn Stafford, Peter Dench, Matthew Finn, Sean Tucker, Matt Hart and many more.



HIP Fest 2018 Tickets

Get ready for another exciting year!

HIP Fest 2018 (Hull International Photography Festival) will open Friday 5th October 2018. Tickets will go on sale on our Eventbrite here, on Sunday 8th April 2018.

HIP Fest is an annual event where the art of photography is recognised and celebrated. An event where professionals come to exhibit, network, sell work, exchange ideas, and meet contacts. But also as an opportunity for the newly qualified, amateur and emerging photographer of any age & ability to immerse themselves in the world of photography, share their passion and showcase their work alongside the best in the world.

Our first confirmed exhibitions for this year are:
Brian Griffin – POP
Marilyn Stafford – A Retrospective

We also have our first special guest speaker confirmed, Sean Tucker. Find out more about Sean here.

Plus, we are delighted to announce that PhotoCity Expo will be coming to the festival in partnership with Fujiholics. After the success of PhotoCity London 2017, we know that this will be a fabulous show in the Princes Quay events space.

Full programme coming soon on www.HIPgallery.co.uk

HIP Fest are very proud to have world renown photographers as our Patrons. Helping develop the festival for 2018 with us, selecting work and advising at the HIP Gallery.

All this would not be possible without our team of volunteers and the sponsorship of G. F. Smith, yesyesBD, Picture Frames & Art, Princes Quay, East Street Arts & FUJI.
Partners include Fujiholics, Photocity & ArtsPromoters.com.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, contact us via volunteerathip@gmail.com and visit our website www.HIPgallery.co.uk.


Rob Bentley teaching at HIP Club

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Rob Bentley teaching our HIP Club about food and product photography in our studio. #robertbentley #hipclub #princesquay #princesquayhull #creativeandcultural #hipgallery #photography #teaching

HIP Gallery shared The British Journal of Photography’s post.

HIP Gallery shared The British Journal of Photography‘s post.
So I think this is the 2nd or 3rd exhibition the featured in HIPFEST last year to get a showing in a London gallery this year. Where Hull leads London follows it seems.


HIP Gallery – Volunteers Needed


HIP Gallery and The Creative and Cultural Company are in urgent need of volunteers to work in our art spaces and galleries. If you love photography, art, and creative outlets and can spare a few hours each week, please get in touch to find out more.


Full details here: http://hipgallery.co.uk/volunteers/


Fujiholics Photo Walk

Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/178677592759839/

Fujiholics Hull Photowalk.

Tickets are limited to 20! The walk will start at 12:00 hours Sunday 15th April and finish at approx.16.00 hours in Creative & Cultural Space1 Princes Quay, next door to HIP Gallery. The walk will be with Fujiholics Trainers Alan Raw & Robert Bentley who are based at Creative & Cultural Co. If you do not have a Fujifilm camera to use, Creative & Cultural have a limited number of Fujifilm X30’s that can be used on a first come first served basis. The walk is for all ages, but under 16’s should be accompanied by an adult, with the exception of current HIP Club members.

Please keep your email confirmation as you will need the barcode to scan in with on the day of the walk. If you don’t  See more

Celebrating music Photography in Hull


We are celebrating music photography in Hull this summer in HIP Gallery and we are interested to see your photos from gigs and festy’s in Hull over the years.

We’re especially interested to see photographs taken at Sesh Hull & on BBC Introducing Humberside (BBC Raw Talent) Sessions, Stages etc as it’s 15 years of both this year.

DM HIP Gallery if you want to be involved. We obviously can’t show everyone’s images so this will be a curated exhibition.

We do not have any funding for this, we just want to do it. So help out if you can. I know we can do this together and make it an excellent event.

The Creative and Cultural Company volunteers team will work with me on the logistics to make it into a public exhibition and I will start the fun bit of looking at photo’s and making a short list. I’ll keep you posted

EXPO The Sweetest Taboo · Hosted by Frieke Janssens Photography and Ingrid Deuss Gallery



#HIPfest Patron Frieke Janssens next UK exhibition is at The Brick LaneGallery. The work Frieka had in HIP Gallery Hull 2015 was outstanding and her new book is sensational.

DOCK: A selected history of St. Andrew’s Dock


Join us for the launch of our next exhibition: 


Dock – is a photographic exhibition showing St Andrew’s Dock from its heyday as the heart of Hull’s thriving fishing industry through its decline into dereliction to how it stands now, as a sad wasteland

Opening Friday 6th April at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to join us for the launch.

The exhibition will run until 18th May

David Morris Greetings Cards now available!

Stunning greetings cards by David Morris now available in our Hull shop in Princes Quay.

Now is your chance to give the gift of art, or keep it for your own collection. Four designs by David Morris in greetings card form, now available in our HIP Gallery Gift Shop in Princes Quay, Hull.

Each design is printed on quality card and is blank inside so they are perfect for any occasion. Each card has a white border around the featured design, providing a ready-made mount if you decide to frame the cards for display.

Each card is priced at £3 each; an affordable way to own a piece of quality art.
We also sell larger print versions of these four designs in our shop. Pop in and see us for more details.