Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2019

Each year our Open Exhibition provides an exciting opportunity for amateur and professional artists to celebrate creativity side by side in the Ferens Art Gallery's beautiful temporary exhibition spaces. The display often includes a truly diverse selection of artworks in a variety of styles and media, many of which are also for sale, allowing visitors to purchase original artworks at a range of prices. If you would like the chance for your artwork to be exhibited in one of the UK's leading regional art galleries enter the Open Exhibition.

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Entries for the Open Exhibition has now closed

Please read the terms and conditions of the 2019 Open Exhibition in full before submitting your artwork (link below)

Terms and conditions

All artworks are entered at the artist's own risk. Whilst Ferens staff take every care with work submitted, Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure Ltd can accept no liability for loss or damage to works submitted for exhibition.

There is-

  • a non-refundable handling fee of £5 per artwork submission
  • no concessionary rate
  • a maximum of three artworks that can be submitted per artist

Contact us

If you would like any further details about the Open Exhibition or for application advice contact us by- 

Please do not send any submission material or images to this email address. All applications must be made via the online form which is available from Monday 1 October.

Key dates

Task Dates
Online submissions open Monday 1 October to Sunday 21 October 2018
Selection date Thursday 22 November 2018
Notification by email From Thursday 29 November 2018
Delivery of selected artwork to Ferens Art Gallery Saturday 12 - Sunday 20 January 2019
Preview Friday 1 February 2019, 7pm - 10pm
Exhibition display Saturday 2 February to Sunday 14 April 2019
Collection of unsold works and purchases Saturday 20 April to Friday 26 April 2019      (Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 11am - 3.30pm)

The exhibition is sponsored by the Friends of the Ferens and BSB Architecture.

Find out more about the prizes available