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Exhibitions Archive

Human Nature

Human Nature

21st October – 24th January 2021 A triptych of installations under the banner of Human Nature come together as the ambitious centrepiece of York Mediale 2020. Jointly curated by York Mediale and York Museums Trust, visitors will discover how the human body is hardwired, synchronised and inextricably linked to nature. Fresh from their show at the Saatchi Gallery …

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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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Grayson Perry: The Pre Therapy Years

A major new exhibition featuring the earliest works and “lost pots” of one of Britain’s most well known artists is coming to York next summer.

The touring exhibition, developed by the Holburne Museum in Bath, is the first to celebrate Grayson Perry’s earliest forays into the art world and will re-introduce the explosive and creative works he made between 1982 and 1994.

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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. March 2020 – February 2021 Book your tickets here. (Please note that to enjoy this exhibition in full, please bring your mobile device and headphones to access the video audio from the internet as we cannot …

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Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named it Once

Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named it Once

Harland Miller on North Yorkshire  Two short films to coincide with the largest solo exhibition to date by internationally acclaimed artist Harland Miller.

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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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