Friday is digital takeover day for Ferens Open Exhibition 2020

The Ferens Open Exhibition 2020
The Ferens Open Exhibition 2020, Hull.

On Friday 31 July Ferens Art Gallery will be revisiting and celebrating this year’s Open Exhibition with an all-day digital takeover.

On the Humber Museums Partnership website and through social media channels, this year’s event will be remembered through images, interviews, memories and blog posts.

Councillor Marjorie Brabazon, chair of Hull Culture and Leisure, said: “The annual Open Exhibition is always one of the highlights of the Ferens programme.

“This year’s Open was sadly disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic, so I’m delighted that we will be celebrating and revisiting this year’s stunning exhibition on Friday with a special digital takeover.”

This year was the 53rd annual Open Exhibition, which celebrates some of the best artistic talent in the region, and beyond.

The exhibition featured more than 370 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photography, ceramics, textiles and film produced by amateur and professional artists.

The annual event is also an art competition, this year’s winners were –

Friends of the Ferens Award
1st Prize: Jane Beharrell, Twelve Weeks, Oil Painting
2nd Prize: Liz Chesney, Songbird, Mixed Media
3rd Prize: Calum McClure, Palm House Nocturne, Monoprint

Hull Culture and Leisure Chair Prize
Liz Cogan, The River Hull from Chapman Street Bridge, Pastels

Future Ferens Young and Emerging Talent Prize, sponsored by BSB Architecture
Yusi Ding, Onement, Mixed Media

The art gallery wants to encourage friends, visitors and artists to get involved in the digital takeover on Friday by sharing their own memories and images of this year’s and previous Open Exhibitions.

To support and get involved in the digital takeover you can visit the Humber Museums Partnership website or follow on social media–

Twitter: @HullFerens

Instagram: @ferensartgallery


To get involved you can like, share or comment on Ferens’ posts on the day – or tag the gallery in your own posts. You can also use #FerensOpen to find more content from across the years.

[Michael Berriman – Hull City Council]

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