Ferref. Leo Fitzmaurice, Enjoy Civic Life. Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2020. © Jules Lister

Enjoy Civic Life, Leo Fitzmaurice, Humber Street Gallery

Humber Street Gallery is pleased to present Enjoy Civic Life, an exhibition of new work by Leo Fitzmaurice. Logos and signs are reworked and repurposed as an exploration into our relationship with branding, identity, architecture, and the history of objects.

The artist will focus on the way these image-word-symbols have lives alongside ours – altering and adapting, like us, to the changing world around us.

Through a mixture of installation, sculpture and video, Fitzmaurice has responded to a collection of mounted plaques on display in Hull’s Guildhall, which have been produced by local company GK Beaulah & Co Ltd since 1939.

Leo Fitzmaurice also presents his sculpture, WayPoint, 2020 in the Gallery Café. Fitzmaurice has obtained the Pay Point Company’s distinctive terminals for topping up credit, which have been assembled into a freestanding sculptural work. Referencing modernist and constructivist art, the artist cuts up several of these yellow and black terminals to emphasise their shield-like qualities to create an ironic totem to the circulation of cash.

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Humber Street Gallery has wheelchair access and lifts, as well as baby changing facilities.

Gallery Café furniture has been organised to allow for social distancing of 2m where possible. Please observe social distancing when visiting.

Hand sanitiser is provided on entry to all spaces, at the bar and toilets.

Frequent cleaning and disinfecting takes place in this venue, especially high-touch areas and toilets.

If you are showing signs of  or have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend.


Thursday 1 July – Sunday 12 September


Wed-Sun – 10am-5pm


Humber Street Gallery, 64 Humber St, Hull, HU1 1TU

Booking required (until 21 June)