Grow your practice with Ferens Art Gallery

If you’re a local artist, collective or creative community, we want to make space for you here at the gallery.

There are various opportunities for you to get creative with us throughout the year. Watch this page for updates.

Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition

Why not join in our annual exhibition for local artists and creatives. Take part as an artist, or come along to enjoy the show!

Artist residencies

Fancy making work that responds to our collections? Look out for our latest residency opportunities for contemporary artists and makers.

Rediscovering Ferens – Identity Exhibition

Rediscovering Ferens was an exhibition co-curated with young people. We worked with Future Ferens as well as young people from Hull’s Warren Youth Project.

The project focused on themes of identity. Young people chose artworks that resonated with them from our permanent collections. They then made their own creative responses and wrote interpretation labels. These responses were displayed alongside the original artworks as part of a special exhibition.