York Art Gallery

Anthony Shaw has been collecting art for over 40 years and his collection is on long term loan to York Museums Trust.

Shaw is particularly drawn to work that explores the sculptural and painterly qualities of clay.

Shaw has always felt that his collection is most at home in a domestic environment and he has worked with the ceramist Martin Smith to develop a domestic-style space in which to show his collection.

Taking the form of two rooms, Shaw places his objects on furniture, between books on shelves, in front of paintings and he invites visitors in to share the experience of living with a collection.

Current Display: Themes

‘Themes’ Curated by collector Anthony Shaw has opened at our Centre of Ceramic Art! The show features an exciting display from Shaw’s collection, with the aim of encouraging visitors to view and experience ceramics and art through a new perspective.
From themes such as ‘Thrown Forms’ representing the conception and beginning of Shaw’s collection, to ‘Black’ which highlights a theme of strong forms and statements, the display showcases a variety of work, and includes recent acquisitions from artists Gordon Baldwin, Kerry Jameson and Bryan Illsley.
‘Themes’ is included in York Art Gallery Free General Admission.