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Stendhal syndrome is a disorder that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when an individual is exposed to too much culture/art.

19th-century French author Stendhal (pseudonym of Marie-Henri Beyle) described his experience with the phenomenon during his 2017 visit to Hull:

“I was in a sort of ecstasy, from the idea of being in Hull
…absorbed in the contemplation of sublime beauty…
I reached the point where one encounters celestial sensations…
Everything spoke so vividly to my soul.
Ah, if I could only forget.
I had palpitations of the heart, what in Berlin they call ‘nerves.’ Life was drained from me.
I walked with the fear of falling”

Stendhal Syndrome is a group show from Kingston Art Group featuring work from everyone; its studio members; associate members; the studio waiting list; previous exhibitors; friends; friends of friends. The kind of artists we like to tell the world about.

Everything (well probably nearly everything) will be for sale and Pret-a-Porter (so you can take it home with you). Chairs will be provided in case it all gets a bit too much for you.


All ages


27-26 Humber St


If you have purchased a ticket for an event/activity at this venue through hull2017.co.uk, please do not contact the venue direct with enquiries for that purchase as they will be unable to help.

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Venue Access

  • Assistance Dogs
  • Level Access

Opening times

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday 1pm-6pm
Saturday 11.30pm-5pm
Sunday 11.30pm-5pm

Creative Credits

Kingston Art Group