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FUTURE GREATS: AESTHETICA ART PRIZE 2020

FUTURE GREATS: AESTHETICA ART PRIZE 2020

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns with 18 shortlisted artists who make sense of our changing world, responding to digital identities and global constructs. The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The annual prize, now in its 13th year, provides a platform for both established and emerging practitioners …

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Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named it Once

Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named it Once

14 February – 31 May 2020 Included in gallery admission.   Internationally acclaimed artist Harland Miller’s largest exhibition to date will open at York Art Gallery this February. Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once will feature some of Miller’s best-known works alongside new paintings created especially for the exhibition. These include his renowned ‘Penguin …

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Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge

Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge

See the ground-breaking works of Gillian Lowndes (1936-2010), the most radical ceramicist of the twentieth century, in the new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: On the Edge, showcased in the Centre of Ceramic Arts (CoCA) at York Art Gallery.

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Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast

26 July 2019 – 26 February 2020 This summer, explore the coastal landscapes, crashing ocean waves and hidden mermaids in a special exhibition revealing our close relationship with the sea. Coast to Coast takes you on a voyage through the history of sea paintings from the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, through 18th century Romantic paintings with stormy …

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Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond

Seascapes rose in popularity as a subject for artists around 1790 and can include anything from oceans and beaches, to coastlines and nautical scenes. Over the centuries artists have been fascinated with telling the story of our relationship with the sea and, as an island nation, with a rich maritime history, this is especially important to our past stories.

This selection of seascapes from the collections of York Art Gallery will take you on a voyage of the history of sea paintings from the Dutch Golden Age spanning the 17th century, through 18th century Romantic paintings with stormy settings and atmospheric skies, up to the modern interpretations of the 20th century.

Discover coastlines from Venice to Dover, smooth beaches and shipwrecks, stormy seas, and tranquil waters. You can also explore under the sea where you might encounter fish, mermaids and more!

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The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019

The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2019

13 July – 22 September 2019 Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, one of the National Gallery’s most significant works, will be the centrepiece of a new exhibition at York Art Gallery this summer. The work depicts a mythical celebration of nymphs and satyrs revelling before a statue of Pan, Greek god of the wild. Works from …

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Sounds Like Her – Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures

Sounds Like Her – Gender, Sound Art and Sonic Cultures

July 12 – September 15 Woman artists from culturally diverse backgrounds explore sound as a subject and a medium in a ground-breaking exhibition. Curated by Christine Eyene, known for her enquiry into feminist art and her research on sound art from an African perspective – Sounds Like Her sets out to broaden existing approaches to sound art and challenge …

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Michael Lyons – Ancient and Modern

Michael Lyons – Ancient and Modern

25 May 2019 – 17 May 2020 Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons will be displayed in this major new outside exhibition in York this spring. Ancient and Modern will include nine sculptures inspired by nature, myth and ancient cultures. Lyons, who died suddenly in April 2019, worked from Cawood, North Yorkshire, with this the first major exhibition …

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Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019

8 March – 14 July 2019 Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual exhibition that invites audiences to explore, discover and engage with new ideas. The 2019 edition, on display at York Art Gallery, covers a range of themes from technology, urbanisation and digitisation to population growth and ecological destruction and climate change. There have been …

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Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings

Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings

29 March – 23 June 2019 Our relationship with the environment and questions about mental health are explored through the watercolours and drawings of two of the most celebrated artists of the 19th Century in this major new exhibition. To celebrate Ruskin’s 200th birthday, ‘Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings’ considers the eloquent critical relationship …

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