Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition

2022 Open Exhibition

Ferens Art Gallery

Saturday 19 February - Monday 2 May 2022

The annual Open Exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery has celebrated the creativity of local amateur and professional artists since 1967. Each year the Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for artists to display and sell artwork. Visitors can expect to see a fascinating array of artwork including impressive paintings, photography and textiles, as well as a number of striking sculptures and ceramics, most of which will be for sale.

A link to the 2022 Open submissions form will appear here at 9am on Tuesday 2 November when submissions go live.

Please read the terms and conditions of the 2022 Open Exhibition in full before submitting your artwork (see link below).

2022 Open Exhibition Terms and Conditions



2022 Open Exhibition - Key Dates for Artists

Online submissions open 9am, Tuesday 2 November 2021
Online submissions close Midnight, Sunday 21 November 2021
Notification by email w/c 6 December 2021
Delivery of chosen work Saturday 15 January to Friday 28 January 2022
Exhibition display Saturday 19 February to Monday 2 May 2022
Collection of artwork Saturday 7 May - Friday 20 May 2022



Need help submitting an artwork?

Book your free place on one of our Open Exhibition Workshops. These simple 30 minute sessions are designed for artists not familiar with using a computer, the internet, email or photographing their artwork. Staff will guide artists through the process of submitting an artwork online.

Tuesday 2 November 2021 10.30am and 3.30pm
Saturday 6 November 2021 10.30am and 3.30pm
Sunday 14 November 2021 11.30am and 3.30pm
Friday 19 November 2021 10.30am and 3.30pm
Saturday 20 November 2021 10.30am and 3.30pm

To reserve a 30 minute slot on one of these workshops please call 01482 614 290 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. We have a limited number of spaces for these sessions.

2021 Open Exhibition Virtual Tour


In this short film we take a closer look at the 2021 Open Exhibition and hear from selector Kofi Smiles, and the judges who chose the prize winners.


2021 Prize Winners


Future Ferens Young and Emerging Talent Prize sponsored by BSB Architecture - The Dead Bod, Chipspice and Polar Bear by Erin Ledsom








Friends of the Ferens Award 3rd prize - Albufeira Beach by Brian Tozer

Friends of the Ferens Award 2nd prize - Payback – Stitched Em Up Mast by Helen Newsome

Friends of the Ferens Award 1st prize - Michelangelo the Painter by Gail Hurst

Hull Culture and Leisure Chair Prize - Joy by Angela Bell