York Art Gallery

Exhibitions Archive

Clay, Peat and Cage

UK premiere of work by Yorkshire-based artists at York Art Gallery October 1 2021 – February 13 2022 Included in admission to our special exhibition ‘‘Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings’. Book tickets here The UK premiere of a collaborative performance to camera series by Yorkshire-based artists Jade Montserrat and Webb-Ellis is now open at York Art Gallery. The triptych ‘Clay, …

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Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love and Legacy

Special Exhibition 4 March – 5 June 2022 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 twentieth-century. Key figures include the great …

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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

Opening 28 May 2021 / free entry Book your tickets here A new display featuring rarely seen Japanese Ukiyo-e prints alongside much-loved paintings from our collection will go on show in a new Spotlight Series celebrating the reopening of York Art Gallery next month. ‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’ will feature prints by prominent Ukiyo-e …

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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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Views of York & Yorkshire

Views of York & Yorkshire

20 August – 27 September 2020 Tickets available now! Book here Featuring much-loved paintings and never seen before artworks Much-loved paintings and works on paper depicting York and the surrounding countryside will go on show in a new exhibition to mark the reopening of York Art Gallery next month. Artists such as L.S. Lowry, Letitia Marion Hamilton and …

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Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You

Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You

20 August – 27 September 2020 Tickets available now! Book here York Art Gallery invites you to choose the paintings you love and have missed the most while we’ve been closed to feature in a new exhibition this August. From Barbara Hepworth to Albert Moore, Paul Nash to Bridget Riley, Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You will …

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David Hockney: Bigger Trees Near Warter

February 12 2011 – June 12 2011 The largest painting David Hockney has ever created went on show in York Art Gallery, for the first time outside London. Bigger Trees Near Warter or/ou Peinture Sur Le Motif Pour Le Nouvel Age Post-Photograpique 2007, measuring 12m by 4.5m, is made up of 50 smaller canvasses of a landscape near the East Yorkshire …

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