What's On

Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery 2020 Open Exhibition

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.


A link to the 2020 Open submissions form will appear here at 9am on Monday 16 September when submissions go live.

Please read the terms and conditions of the 2020 Open Exhibition in full before submitting your artwork

Entries for the 2020 Open Exhibition are not yet being accepted 2020 Open Exhibition TC's

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 -
2020 Open Exhibition - Key dates

Task and 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.


Monday 16 September, 2019
Sunday 6 October, 2019
Ferens Art Gallery
Venue Address
Queen Victoria Square, Carr Ln

Yorkshire, , Hull

Ferens Art Gallery (opens in new window)
Call for Artists