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Ferens Gallery in Hull opens major art display

More than 1,000 pieces of work produced by local artists have gone on show at a gallery in Hull.

The works, submitted by more than 700 people, have formed a display of 1,700 pieces at the Ferens Art Gallery in the city.

A spokesman for Hull City Council said the entries for the exhibition had increased from the previous year.

Works of paintings, sculpture and ceramics are on display and organisers said many had come from students.

Councillor Terry Geraghty, who is responsible for leisure and culture in the city, said: "It is fantastic for Hull that we have an annual exhibition to showcase the exceptional local and regional talent.

"The exhibition is always hugely successful with increased numbers of artists submitting artwork each year."

Claire Longrigg, Hull City Council's Assistant Curator of Exhibitions, said: "It is great to have such a good response, it proves how much talent and creativity there is in the region."

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