You may have heard of the Ferens Open Exhibition, but did you know we also run a Young Artist Open?
Previously known as the Junior Open, the Young Artist Open is an opportunity for budding artists aged 15 and under to show their work in a major gallery.
Since 2006, the Young Artist Open has run alongside our original Open, celebrating the incredible artistic talent of young people in Hull.
The exhibition begins with an open call early in the year, inviting individuals, schools and youth groups to send us their best work.
The exhibition itself takes place later in the year, usually between July–October. During the Open, young people see their work exhibited in our gallery alongside other artists from the area.
Entries for 2023 are now closed.
We award prizes to the best entries to the Young Artist Open in the following age categories:
Prizes have kindly been donated by Friends of the Ferens and The Hull and East Riding branch of The Arts Society.
We’ll contact the winners before the exhibition opens to let you know and invite you to a special prize-giving event.
All young artists aged 16 to 25 are eligible for this prize. An award of £150 will go to an artist selected by BSB Architecture and the Future Ferens, young people’s collective.
Prize money for this award has been kindly donated by BSB Architecture.
The following cash prizes will be given to winning entries selected by Friends of the Ferens:
An award of £100 will go to the winning entry selected by Hull Culture and Leisure Chair, Alison Collinson.
A cash prize of £100 will be awarded to the entry most selected by visitors to the 2023 Open exhibition.
The Young Artist Open Exhibition is made possible with thanks to kind sponsorship from Friends of the Ferens Art Gallery and BSB Architecture.
Take a look at last year’s Young Artist Open to get inspired and get creative!
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Join us to celebrate the creativity of our local artists in Hull’s annual Open Exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery. 21 July to Sunday 1 October 2023.
Young Artist Open Exhibition
Discover work by budding young artists at Ferens Art Gallery this summer. Visit the Young Artist Open Exhibition from 21 July to Sunday 1 October 2023.
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