Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition 2018

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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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Submissions for 2018 Open Exhibition have now closed.

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.


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 available from Monday 23 October.

Key dates

Task Dates
Online submissions open Now closed
Selection date Tuesday 12 December
Notification by email From Tuesday 19 December
Delivery of selected artwork to Ferens Art Gallery Saturday 27 January to Sunday 4 February 2018
Exhibition display Saturday 17 February to Sunday 22 April 2018
Collection of unsold works and purchases Saturday 28 April to Friday 4 May 2018
Monday to Saturday - 10am to 4.30pm
Sunday- 1.30 to 4pm

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

Find out more about the prizes available

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