Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2020

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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Online submissions are now closed.

Artists who submitted to the 2020 Open exhibition will be notified via email on Wednesday 13 November 2019.


Terms and conditions

  • If you decide to sell your work the gallery take a 25% commission +VAT


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.

Please check our social media pages for updates about the Open;

Twitter - @HullFerens

Instagram - @ferensartgallery

Facebook - Facebook.com/HullMuseums

2020 Open Exhibition - Key dates

Task Dates
Online submissions open

Monday 16 September – Sunday 6 October 2019

Selection date

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Notification by email

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Delivery of selected artwork to Ferens Art Gallery

Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 January 2020


Friday 14 February 2020, 7pm – 10pm

Exhibition display

Saturday 15 February – Sunday 26 April 2020

Collection of unsold works and purchases

Saturday 2 – Friday 8 May 2020 (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