• Summary
  • Venue
  • Credits


Presenting works rife with wit and a hint of the absurd, An Eyeful Of Wry is an exhibition intent on exploring art cut with a wry sense of humour.

From droll, 18th-century caricatures by James Gillray, to satirical prints and Simon Faithfull’s video of an impossible journey, these works in different media explore our respective positions – the artist as the joker and the viewer as a sharp-eyed observer. They offer an insightful look at the blend of art and comedy that has shaped the Government Art Collection since its inception.


All ages


University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465683


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Venue Access

  • Accessible Information Points
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Blue-Badge Parking
  • Hearing Loop
  • Level Access
  • Wheelchair Access

Opening times

Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours

Creative Credits

The Government Art Collection is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.