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An exciting exhibition spotlighting famous rebels in children’s literature set to open at York Art Gallery next month!

Date 12 Jan 2023 York Art Gallery Exhibition Announcement ‘Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels’ 10 February – 4 June 2023 York Art Gallery set to open an exhibition on tour from the British Library, starring some of the most memorable characters from children’s literature. An exciting exhibition spotlighting famous rebels in children’s literature is set to open …

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York Art Gallery celebrates acquisition of works by Yorkshire-based artist, Sam Metz

19 January 2023 York Art Gallery is thrilled to have acquired two works by Yorkshire-based artist Sam Metz: a wooden sculpture titled Stone and a pencil drawing study for the sculpture. The artist was granted a bursary through Unlimited to produce these works. Metz works across drawing, sculpture, performance and installation and aims to capture the unpredictable …

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New display at York Art Gallery – ‘Treasures from the Stores’

DATE: 7 November 2022 Make a discovery in this brand new display of treasures from the York Art Gallery Stores! An exciting new and free display is set to open at York Art Gallery on 19 November 2022, featuring an incredible array of works fresh from the gallery’s stores. Treasures from the Stores will showcase artworks that haven’ …

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Arts Council England awards York Museums Trust £3.7m over three years

DATE: 4 November 2022 York Museums Trust is delighted to announce that the Arts Council will be continuing its vital support for the next three years as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). The package of support will be £3.7m from April 2023 to March 2026 (£1.253m annually). This is excellent news and reflects the confidence that the Arts Council …

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‘Sin’ exhibition to open at York Art Gallery

Sin has permeated life since the earliest days, but the story of its relation to art has not been told before. York Art Gallery, 7 October 2022 – 22 January 2023 Tickets: £8, concessions York Art Gallery’s forthcoming ground-breaking exhibition, Sin, organised by the National Gallery with York Museums Trust, explores the concept of sin through art. Sin has permeated …

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York Museums Trust announces appointment of a new Chief Executive

York Museums Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Kathryn Blacker as its next Chief Executive, following the recent departure of Reyahn King who has moved to the National Trust for Scotland. [Credit: Duncan Lomax/Ravage Productions] Kathryn Blacker is currently Chapter Steward at York Minster where she has worked for the last nine …

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York Art Gallery celebrates acquisition of clay painting by Phoebe Collings-James

DATE: 23 August 2022 York Art Gallery is celebrating the acquisition of a spectacular ceramic work from Phoebe Collings-James’s through help from the Contemporary Art Society and support from the Art Fund, the Arts Council England/V&A Purchase Fund, and Sarah Nichols. ‘How many times can I surrender to you? (your living has taught …

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Day of Clay at York Art Gallery

Join York Art Gallery, home to the Centre of Ceramic Art, for the annual Day of Clay on Saturday 3rd September 2022. This year’s event will feature hands-on opportunities, demonstrations, workshops, talks and performance art. Perfect for the whole family! Learn to throw on a wheel, tour the ‘Wall of Women’, draw with clay and …

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York Art Gallery and Mediale celebrate new collaboration

DATE: 12 July 2022 An exciting collaboration between York Art Gallery and Mediale to bring a series of bold cultural events and activities to York and beyond, has been announced today (12 July). Family workshops, the Teenage Art School, and ‘After Hours’ openings will be amongst the programme of events planned, which will be themed around and complement …

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Eye-catching installation on York Art Gallery ‘interrupts the familiar’

Date: 24 June 2022 A striking artwork has transformed the front of York Art Gallery as part of the Aesthetica Art Prize 2022 exhibition. Portico by Steve Messam is one of the shortlisted works displayed at York Art Gallery from Friday 24 June. The temporary, eye-catching installation, exploits colour and scale, creating a moment of interruption in the familiar. …

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