York Art Gallery

Exhibitions Archive

Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art

Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art

Special Exhibition 24 June – 18 September 2022 Adults £8, Concessions Available A new special exhibition is coming to York Art Gallery, home of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) for Summer 2022. Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art, curated and conceived by Dr Jareh Das in partnership with Two Temple Place, explores artworks by three generations of …

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Queering the Burton

Now Open Included in free gallery admission Book tickets here York Art Gallery and the York LGBT Forum have been working to queer the Burton Gallery by telling the stories and sharing the perspectives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) people. Art works from York Art Galleries collections will be ‘coming …

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Yorkshire Tea Ceremony

Yorkshire Tea Ceremony

30 October 2021 – April 2023 Included in free gallery admission Book tickets here. Explore the remarkable collection of W.A. Ismay MBE (1910-2001), the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery, in a new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery’s Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) this month. Ismay accumulated over 3,600 pieces by more than 500 …

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Clay, Peat and Cage

UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 Please note: York Art Gallery will close on the 4th January and reopen again on the 12th January. You can find out more here. Included in admission to our special exhibition ‘‘Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings’. Book tickets here The UK premiere …

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Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy

Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy

Special Exhibition 4 March – 5 June 2022 Adults £10, Concessions Available Book Tickets here This major new exhibition, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery and Sheffield Museums, will explore the lives and works of an extraordinary group of writers, artists and thinkers, known as the Bloomsbury Group, who were active in England in the first half of the …

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Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings

Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings

Twenty-five newly attributed Thomas Gainsborough drawings will go on public display for the first time in this major exhibition opening at York Art Gallery this autumn.

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Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints

Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints

Free entry Book your tickets here A display featuring rarely seen Japanese Ukiyo-e prints alongside much-loved paintings from our collection are on show in a new Spotlight Series at York Art Gallery. ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’  features prints by prominent Ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, along with works by those …

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Aesthetica Art Prize 2021

Aesthetica Art Prize 2021

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2021 28 May – 5 September Free entry. Book your tickets here The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual exhibition that invites you to explore, discover and engage with new ideas. The works on display are unearthing the intricate layers of what it means to be alive today. Life was complicated before Covid-19, but the …

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Human Nature

Human Nature

The national guidelines for the reopening of museums and galleries has meant that, unfortunately, the fantastic exhibition Human Nature has now closed. The exhibition, created in partnership with York Mediale, had a brilliant response when it opened in October 2020 and the Mediale and York Art Gallery teams had hoped many more people would be able …

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Our Heroes

Our Heroes

Opens 1 August 2020 York artist Karen Winship pays tribute to the tireless and selfless work of NHS workers in this moving exhibition of portraits created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 11 works on show depict NHS workers from across England and Ireland painted by Karen and tell their own personal experiences of working on the front line …

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