Ferens Open Young Artists Prizes supported by ASHER

In 2023 it was decided to rebrand the Junior Open Exhibition as Young Artists, in order to encourage a wider age group to exhibit their work.  It has been a resounding success, with a record-breaking 600 entrants – doubling the average number over previous years. The art was displayed to full advantage in Gallery Four and with its striking new logo, the effect was tremendously colourful and exuberant.

The presentation was a most enjoyable occasion.  ASHER’s support is part of a collaborative initiative in partnership with the Ferens Art Gallery, the Friends of the Ferens, and this year, Heritage Learning.  We have encouraged this celebration of emerging talent for some years now, sponsoring, selecting and presenting awards to students up to the age of fifteen across Hull and the wider area.