Digital Junior Open

Humber Museums Partnership - Digital Junior Open

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About Digital Junior Open

The Junior Open exhibition has been held annually at the Ferens Art Gallery since 2004. It celebrates the creative talent of young people in Hull and the surrounding area. Artworks are submitted by individuals, schools and local community groups, aged 15 and under. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold the 2020 Junior Open exhibition on site, instead we have been encouraging children and young people to get involved digitally, by submitting artworks for inclusion in our very first digital Junior Open.

Don’t worry, we are still planning for an exhibition at the gallery in 2021 – but why wait until then. This is your chance to show what you have created during 2020.

The digital Junior Open will provide a platform to showcase the creativity of children and young people throughout 2020. The exhibition won’t be about prizes, it’s all about celebrating and championing children’s creativity in the face of the pandemic. We hope it will reflect young peoples’ experiences of 2020, their hopes and dreams – and simply their love of making art!

We can’t wait to see all the wonderful artworks that are submitted.

Submitting Work

If you know someone aged 15 and under who is a budding artist, why not encourage them to enter our very first digital Junior Open Exhibition?

The Junior Open is free to enter and selected works will be displayed as part of a digital exhibition launching in the Spring of 2021.

Digital submissions are open: Friday 18 December 2020 – Sunday 31 January 2021.

To submit, please click the link below – you will then be redirected to a short Google Form.

Click here to access the digital Junior Open submission form

Artists must be aged 15 and under on the final date of submission – Sunday 31 January 2021.

You can submit as an individual, or as part of a school or community group.

As this is a digital exhibition, works can be in any medium and of any size or scale, please just ensure that the image you submit of the artwork is clear and suitable for digital display.

Please be aware that this is a submission form for inclusion in Ferens Art Gallery’s digital Junior Open exhibition, which will launch on the Humber Museums Partnership website early 2021. Artworks submitted are not for inclusion in an on-site exhibition.

Thank you for supporting the Ferens Junior Open.

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  • Daisy, Age 9, Garden World "I made this painting on a sunny day in my garden, the colours make me happy."

  • James, Age 7, Owl Mask "I wanted to create a mask that was colourful and powerful"


Please check back here in Spring 2021 to explore all the selected artworks in our first digital Junior Open…

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