Young Artist Open Exhibition

You may have heard of the Ferens Open Exhibition, but did you know we also run a Young Artist Open?

The Young Artist Open is an opportunity for budding artists aged 15 and under to show their work in a major gallery.

The exhibition, previously known as the Junior Open, has been held annually and celebrates the creative talent of young people in Hull and the surrounding area.

How does it work?

The exhibition begins with an open call early in the year, with entry forms, inviting individuals, schools and youth groups to send us their best work.

We will do our best to show all the artworks, but if we have too many the Ferens Art Gallery will make a final selection.

The exhibition itself takes place later in the year, between June and September at the same time as the adult Open.

It is free to enter an artwork into the Young Artist Open Exhibition. 

Entries for the 2024 Young Artist Open Exhibition have now closed

Key dates

Entry forms available in the Gallery and online Saturday 23 March onwards
Submission of work

Friday 12 – Sunday 21 April 2024
Please note submissions must be made to the Ferens Art Gallery Monday - Saturday 10.30am-4pm and Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm

Notification of selected work Friday 24 May 2024 onwards
Exhibition display at Ferens Art Gallery

Friday 28 June – Sunday 22 September 2024

Collection of unselected works from Ferens Art Gallery Friday 21 and Saturday 22 June 2024
Collection of selected work from Ferens Art Gallery Monday 7 – Sunday 13 October 2024


Contact Us

Call us on 01482 614290 (Mon to Fri, 9am – 5pm)


Keep up with all the latest from the Ferens Open 2024 on social media

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Instagram @ferensartgallery
Hashtag #FerensOpen

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