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).

Current Exhibition – Just Looking

29 March – 23 June 2019

In this free exhibition, visitors are invited to sit quietly with three carefully selected paintings from York Art Gallery’s collection.

The paintings have been positioned low on the walls of our quiet and intimate Project Gallery to encourage relaxation and savour the experience of just looking at art.

This exhibition is inspired by Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings.

Mindfulness at York Art Gallery

Join us for Mental Health Awareness Week and enjoy practising Mindfulness in the peaceful surroundings of our Project Gallery.

At these sessions on 13 and 15 May, experience guided mindfulness exercises and increase your awareness of art.

These events costs £7 each. To book your place, visit:

Mindfulness at York Art Gallery, 13 May
Mindfulness at York Art Gallery, 15 May

Previous Exhibition – Standing in its own time

10 January – 24 March 2019

Combining sound, sculpture and performance, Rebecca Glover’s work conjures up journeys through imaginary landscapes in which bodies, space, time and scale are completely fluid.

Using small microphones to shift her perspective, she listens in to the sounds of objects, their resonance, their interior spaces and the way sound is coloured as it passes through them.

In performances, she uses sound as a sculptural material. Objects, bodies and speakers are used to filter, shape and spatialize sound, plotting routes through materials, space and the imagination.

Glover presents a rearrangement of Standing in its own time, an improvisation performed with Abstruckt (UK) and Contrechamps (CH) ensembles earlier this year.

Accompanying the recordings are a collection of images, listening scores, instructions and objects used to develop the piece. Arranged as a form of map these provide visual clues and orientation markers for the experience and interpretation of the soundscape.

Glover’s work resonates with Kaiser Chiefs and runs alongside their unique and experimental exhibition, When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery.

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