York Art Gallery

The Project Gallery showcases work with local communities and contemporary artists responding to our collections. It is located to the left of the main entrance at York Art Gallery and admission is FREE (normal gallery opening hours apply).

A Sense of Home: Exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection

14 December 2017 – 8 April 2018

The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery invited first year students from the BA ceramics course at Central Saint Martins to spend a day exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection both out on display in the gallery and in our stores.

Following their visit, the students created work in response to artists in the collection, some of whom overlap with CSM alumni such as Gordon Baldwin and Gillian Lowndes. The students were also asked to consider the environments that the ceramics inhabit in their response.

Tutors Duncan Hoosan and Matt Raw enabled the students to realise their concepts and ideas. Ceramicist Anna Barlow has been responsible for introducing glaze and its materials and developing surfaces and Dr Elizabeth Wright has helped the students in building their contextual and theoretical framework and study.

Through this collaborative project, the students explored how art can take on different meanings or even a new life, becoming more closely connected to the owner and assuming a reality and physicality through contact and use.

See the work the ceramic students have created in ‘A Sense of Home: Exploring the Anthony Shaw Collection’ in York Art Gallery’s Project Gallery from 14 December 2017 until 8 April 2018. Entry is free and normal opening hours apply – click here to view Visitor Information for York Art Gallery.

Central Saint Martins, UAL is globally renowned for the creative energy of its students, staff and graduates. Its educational reputation across art, design and performance is demonstrated by the ever-growing achievements of its BA Ceramic Design alumni who include Robin Levine, Gillian Lowndes, John Chipperfield, Maham Anjum, Kerry Jameson, Ian Stallard, Christopher Headley, Agalis Manessi, Rob Kesseler and James Evans among many others.

Central Saint Martins is part of University of the Arts London (UAL), an international centre for innovative teaching and research in arts, design, fashion, communication and the performing arts. The University is made up of six Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

Visit the CSM website to find out more or click here to download the catalogue.


Special Event – Meet the Students

19 March 2018, 10am-12pm

The Central Saint Martin’s students will be in the Project Gallery talking about the work they have created for the exhibition. Drop in any time from 10am to 12pm to ask them your questions and find out more about the work they have created. Free, no need to book.