Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

BODY VESSEL CLAY: BLACK WOMEN, CERAMICS & CONTEMPORARY ART

Body Vessel Clay spans 70 years of ceramics. In this ground-breaking exhibition, visitors can see works from Nigerian pioneer potter Ladi Kwali and her contemporaries, and international contemporary artists including Bisila Noha, Vivian Chinasa Ezhuga, Dame Magdalene Odundo, Jade Montserrat, Julia Phillips, Phoebe Collings-James and Shawanda Corbett, who all incorporate working with clay as part of their film, performance, painting, and sculpture practice. Find out more

AESTHETICA ART PRIZE 2022

The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual celebration of contemporary art. The exhibition, which brings together this year’s talented finalists, invites you to explore, discover and engage with themes from our rapidly changing world – wide-ranging topics that include the ethics of representation, mass digitisation, globalisation, diasporic identities and the continuing threats posed by the climate crisis.  Find out more

PICTURES OF THE FLOATING WORLD: JAPANESE UKIYO-E PRINTS

‘Pictures of the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints’  features prints by prominent Ukiyo-e artists such as Utagawa Hiroshige, along with works by those influenced by Japanese art, such as public favourites Albert Moore and Walter Greaves. Find out more

 

YORKSHIRE TEA CEREMONY

Explore the remarkable collection of W.A. Ismay MBE (1910-2001), the UK’s most prolific collector of post-war British studio pottery. Find out more

 

Project Gallery

The Project Gallery showcases work with local communities and contemporary artists responding to our collections. Find out more.

 

Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA)

CoCA highlights and celebrates our collection of British Studio Ceramics, which is the largest and amongst the most important in the UK and covers the entire British studio ceramics movement. Find out more.

 

The Burton Gallery

This spacious gallery features some of our favourite pieces from the collection including Italian, Dutch and Flemish Old Master paintings as well as contemporary artworks, with opportunities for visitors to draw, learn and share. Find out more.