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Planting Starts for York Mediale Environmental Project

The life of pollinating insects will be the theme for an installation for York Mediale, which runs from 27 September to 6 October 2018, and work started this weekend on the first stage of the project: a timber plant pavilion, which will grow, bloom and entice insects to the unique attraction. The Pollinarium is a project by Loop. …

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Landmark exhibition ‘Strata-Rock-Dust-Stars’ Will Open At York Art Gallery This September

A landmark exhibition featuring art by internationally known artists will open at York Art Gallery this September as part of the first York Mediale. Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars, which showcases ground-breaking moving image, new media and interactive artwork, is inspired by William Smith’s geological map of 1815, which was key in the development of Geology …

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‘The BFG In Pictures’ To Go On Display At York Art Gallery

The BFG in Pictures is an exhibition of original Quentin Blake illustrations, prepared for Roald Dahl’s classic story The BFG. The exhibition, curated by Quentin Blake, will contain 40 original artworks, including rarely seen unpublished illustrations of The BFG. These illustrations were included in first designs but then, after consultation with Dahl, were not used …

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Award Winning Film, Talk and Exhibition on the Refugee Crisis

Refugee Week at York Museums Trust 18-24 June 2018 The chance to take part in a Q&A with the director of an award winning film on the children of the Calais Jungle is taking place at the Yorkshire Museum  on June 20 as part of  Refugee Week (June 18-24). Calais Children: A Case to Answer …

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York Museums Trust’s Open Weekend

York residents receive free entry to York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum June 23-24 2018 Feed a dinosaur, see a major new exhibition by a world renowned potter or delve into treasures of York Castle Museum later this month at the York Museums Trust Open Weekend. York Art Gallery, the Yorkshire Museum …

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York Art Gallery to host Aesthetica Art Prize 2018 Exhibition from 18 May 2018

10 May 2018 Exploring the wider effects of over-consumption, media stimulation and emotional disconnection, the artworks presented in the 2018 edition of the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition (18 May – 30 September, York Art Gallery) call into question new modes of communication, offering reflection upon the era of post-truth, where human autonomy can be reduced to calculable, predictable patterns of behaviour. …

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New exhibition ‘The Sea is the Limit’  Officially Opened by the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu at York Art Gallery

4 May 2018 The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, officially opened a major new exhibition at York Art Gallery last night (Thursday May 3 2018). The Sea is The Limit explores the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders and features works from contemporary artists from all over the world. Their work questions the meaning …

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YMT Card Holders Invited to Exclusive Private View of Two New Exhibitions at York Art Gallery This May

11 April 2018 Members and their guests are invited to join us for a free evening private view of two major new exhibitions at York Art Gallery – The Sea is the Limit and 70 Years of Giving Art on Tuesday 8 May, 6 – 8pm. The Sea is the Limit features thought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing …

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Thought provoking works of art to go on display at York Art Gallery this May in exhibition ‘The Sea is the Limit’

9 April 2018 Thought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders are brought together in a major new exhibition opening at York Art Gallery this May. Eleven international artists including Nidhal Chamekh (Tunisia/France), Taus Makhacheva (Dagestan/Russia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran/Germany), Brian Maguire (Ireland), Mohammed Sami (Iraq/ …

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York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum Open As Normal

1 March 2018 York Castle Museum, York Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Museum are all open normal hours this week. The Artists Garden and the Edible Wood behind York Art Gallery are closed until further notice due to the weather conditions. Visitors are asked to plan their journey ahead as there is heavy snow and high winds …

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