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Our events programme will continue at our other venues while we are closed for our major redevelopment until Easter 2015. Details will continue to be listed here.
Browse through our events below or click on the following sections to skip to the area you are interested in:
Work with a real artist in our fun, family drop-in workshops on the first Saturday of every month. Everyone welcome.
These sessions are for accompanied children, with a £1 charge per child to cover the cost of materials. Sponsored by the Friends of York Art Gallery.
Making pots at York St Mary's
1 June and 6 July , 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Make a pot in these sessions inspired by our Julian Stair exhibition.
Bruce Nauman at York St Mary's
3 August and 7 September, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Making art with words, inspired by our ArtistRooms exhibition by Bruce Nauman.
Saturday 15 June, 2pm to 3pm, Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum
To complement the exhibition The Matter of Life and Death at York Art Gallery's Contemporary Art Space - York St Mary's, leading potter Julian Stair will give an illustrated lecture about The Matter of Life and Death, and his working practice and inspiration.
Sponsored by the Friends of York Art Gallery and the Northern Potters Association. Tea & coffee provided. Tickets cost £7 for FYOG members, £8 for non-members. To book tickets, send cheques payable to Friends of York Art Gallery and a stamped addressed envelope to: Mrs Susan Parker, 29 St Pauls Square, York YO24 4BD
Watercolours: St Mary's Abbey in Watercolour
23 June, 10am - 4pm, at the Yorkshire Museum
Suitable for learners of all abilities. Using the Medieval architecture in the York Museum Gardens as inspiration, join tutor Tony Mosley for demonstrations and practical exercises.
Learn tips and techniques for producing landscape paintings in watercolour. Concentrating on colour mixing and bringing perpective to St Mary's Abbey you will also cover; washes for skies, the importance of tone, further tips on colour mixing and painting shadows. Bring your own materials such as paints, paper and brushes. Seating provided.
All talks below: 12.30pm - 1pm; free, no need to book
York Art Gallery re-development updates
8 May, 14 August and 11 December, at the Yorkshire Museum
Find out how the development is progressing and about our plans for the future.
An introduction to the Bruce Nauman Exhibition
28 August, at York St Mary's
York Museums Trust Book Club
Second Saturday of the Month, 3pm - 4.30pm, various venues
A Book Club with a difference - all these books have been chosen to highlight aspects of York Museums Trust's historic collections. As well as discussing each month's book, every Book Club session includes an opportunity to handle or get close to collection objects.
Free, but please book by telephoning 01904 650333.
Books, dates and venues
Drawing Fire: The Diary of a Great War Soldier and Artist by Len Smith
13 July, York Castle Museum