Artist Rooms

Ron Mueck

The Australian sculptor's hyperrealistic work goes on display in Hull.

Ron Mueck, Spooning Couple, 2005 © Ron Mueck

Ron Mueck, Spooning Couple, 2005

Born to German toymakers and trained at Jim Henson's Creature Shop, Ron Mueck began his career creating models for films, including Labyrinth. Turning his hand to fine art, Mueck's career took off when his mother-in-law, Paula Rego, introduced him to Charles Saatchi, who took an instant liking to his hyperrealist sculptures of human beings.

Shows at the Royal Academy, Millennium Dome and Venice Biennale followed, and in 1999 Mueck was appointed Associate Artist at the National Gallery. This exhibition brings together his work from the Artist Rooms collection.


Venue details

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, Hull East Yorkshire HU1 3RA 01482 613902 www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Ferens Art Gallery closed in August 2015 for major refurbishment works. It will re-open early in 2017.

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