Young Artist Open: Interview with Stephanie Edwards

The Young Artist Open is now on display at Ferens Art Gallery, a celebration of the best young talent in the region and across the UK.

It is also part of the 2023 Open Exhibiton, which takes place each to showcase some of the amazing talent in the area.

The exhibition includes over 300 artworks produced by amateur and professional artists, many of them from the local area.

Speaking about the Young Artist Open, Stephanie Edwards, Exhibitions Assistant at Ferens Gallery said:

“This year we’ve had over 600 entries submitted to the Young Artists Open. That includes entries from over 25 schools in Hull and the surrounding areas.

“Submissions have also been made in three area categories, from 0-6 years old, 7-11 years and then 12-15 years.

“When you visit the Young Artist Open, you’ll find a huge variety of media. These artworks are made of watercolours, acrylic, oil pastels, chalk, and feature a wide variety of subject matter. There’s local landscape, portraits, family pets, as well as a few fictional characters as well.

“So come and see the Young Artists Open. It’s open from 21 July until 1 October 2023.”

Watch our interview with Claire Longrigg, Exhibitions Officer at Ferens Art Gallery, to learn more about the 2023 Open Exhibition.