York Art Gallery

Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 23 Oct 2018

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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Cancelled: Explore and Draw: Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars – Tue 23 Oct 2018

A woman walking through an art installation. The ground is covered in what looks like snow.

Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Please note: this talk has now been cancelled.

Listen to a short talk from Assistant Curator of Natural Science Stuart Ogilvy, then create drawings with artist Griselda Goldsbrough, exploring drawing and sketching techniques.

This event is £15 per person, including admission to York Art Gallery and Yorkshire Museum.

Book your place here.

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FOYAG Lunchtime Talk – Wed 24 Oct 2018

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

The Friends of York Art Gallery (FOYAG) run a programme of lunchtime talks, generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Visit www.friendsofyorkartgallery.co.uk for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 24 Oct 2018

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 24 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 25 Oct 2018

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 25 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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Illustration Workshop With Lisa Stubbs – Fri 26 Oct 2018

The BFG in Pictures. Opens 12 October.

Date: Friday 26 October 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join children’s book illustrator Lisa Stubbs as she helps you to explore your creative side, build your confidence and most importantly – have fun!

This event is suitable for 16 years and above and costs £5. No previous experience is needed and all materials are provided.

Click the following link for more information and to book your place.

Just one of the exciting workshops taking place alongside The BFG in Pictures.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 26 Oct 2018

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Friday 26 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Welcome Team for our 10 minute Art Shot talks – please ask at Admissions for details.

Included in gallery admission. No need to book.

For all our events, please see our events calendar.

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Art Rocks! – Sat 27 Oct 2018

October Half Term. 27 October - 4 November 2018.

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us October Half Term for this family-friendly event!

Rocks decorated with pictures, colours and messages are being hidden to spread happiness to their finders. These rocks have started to reappear around the world and be passed on for the next person to discover.

Decorate your own rock with creative pictures, colours and messages. Once you’ve decorated it, make someone smile by hiding your rock in our Artists Garden.

This activity takes place between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm and is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book, but please note that spaces are limited.

For all our family-friendly activities happening this half term, visit our October Half Term page.

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Draw a Dream – Sat 27 Oct 2018

October Half Term. 27 October - 4 November 2018.

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us October Half Term for this family-friendly event!

Be inspired by The BFG in Pictures and Roald Dahl’s imaginative descriptions of dreams to paint your own dream.

Use watercolours to make your dream: all in our magical BFG cave.

This activity takes place between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm and is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

For all our family-friendly activities happening this half term, visit our October Half Term page.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 27 Oct 2018

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Saturday 27 October 2018, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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