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Lunchtime Talk: Art as a Mechanism – Thu 28 Mar 2019

Two women sat crossed-legged either side of a table. The table is outdoors in front of some vegetation.

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Kate Simpson, Assistant Editor at Aesthetica, leads an engaging tour around the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, identifying key themes and techniques present in the 2019 shortlisted works.

The talk will emphasise how contemporary art is being used as a mechanism to understand the world around us, stimulating and encouraging debate alongside asking key questions about the current state of play.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 28 Mar 2019

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

Date: Thursday 28 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 29 Mar 2019

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

Date: Friday 29 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Sat 30 Mar 2019

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

Date: Saturday 30 March 2019, 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 – Sun 31 Mar 2019

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

Date: Sunday 31 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 7 Apr 2019

White structured roof with glass panels

Date: Sunday 7 April 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Informal practical sessions for adults, just drop-in and release your creative energy in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities (16+ only).

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Friends of York Art Gallery Lunchtime Talk – Wed 10 Apr 2019

Exterior photo of York Art Gallery (Giles Rocholl)

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2019, 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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Lunchtime Talk: Breaking into the Art World – Thu 25 Apr 2019

Two women sat crossed-legged either side of a table. The table is outdoors in front of some vegetation.

Date: Thursday 25 April 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Cherie Federico, Director of the Aesthetica Art Prize, discusses the role that art prizes play in talent development, expanding on the selection process and how works are introduced into the prize as a testbed for new ideas.

This revealing talk will look at ways to break into the creative industries, and offer insight into how awards can lead to further opportunities within the sector.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 12 May 2019

White structured roof with glass panels

Date: Sunday 12 May 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Informal practical sessions for adults, just drop-in and release your creative energy in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities (16+ only).

Included in admission, no need to book.

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Lunchtime Talk: What is the Future of Photography? – Thu 16 May 2019

Two women sat crossed-legged either side of a table. The table is outdoors in front of some vegetation.

Date: Thursday 16 May 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

The photographs in the Aesthetica Art Prize are both aesthetic and conceptual. What makes an image work and how do photographers express meaning?

In a world riveted by images, it’s never been a more important time to understand the power of this media, and how through social media, images can transform the world in a matter of seconds. Cherie Federico and Kate Simpson discuss.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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