Humber Street Gallery

The Humber Street Gallery is an art gallery in the English city of Kingston upon Hull. The three-storey gallery was opened in February 2017 as part of that year's Hull UK City of Culture event, with exhibitions by the COUM Transmissions collective and Sarah Lucas.[1] Curator David Sinclair describes the gallery as being "the new home of the sort of art that Hull inspires".[2]

Humber Street Gallery
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Humber Street Gallery is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Humber Street Gallery
Location within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Established2017 (2017)
LocationFruit Market, Hull
Coordinates53°44′20″N 0°20′05″W / 53.7390°N 0.3347°W / 53.7390; -0.3347Coordinates: 53°44′20″N 0°20′05″W / 53.7390°N 0.3347°W / 53.7390; -0.3347
WebsiteHumber Street Gallery
The "Dead Bod" graffiti in its original location on Riverside Wharf

The gallery's cafe includes the local "Dead Bod" graffiti,[3] relocated from its original site on a corrugated iron shed on Riverside Wharf.[4] The artwork is a human-sized depiction of a dead bird, supposedly painted by Captain Len ‘Pongo’ Rood and Chief Engineer Gordon Mason in the 1960s, and was a prominent feature on the city's docks.[5]

The Humber Street Gallery is located in a former fruit and vegetable warehouse in Hull's Fruit Market district.[6]


  1. ^ "Hull Gets New Contemporary Gallery for City of Culture 2017". artnet News. 3 February 2017. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Feature: Will culture fix Hull?". Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Dead Bod". Retrieved 29 April 2021.
  4. ^ Robinson, Hannah (30 January 2017). "Dead Bod to go on public view in new Humber Street Gallery". Hull Daily Mail. Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  5. ^ Wood, Julian (7 May 2017). "Exploring Hull and its high water". Retrieved 16 August 2017.
  6. ^ Robinson, Hannah (3 February 2017). "This amazing rooftop bar is coming to Hull". Hull Dail Mail. Retrieved 16 August 2017.

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