Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Our Heroes

1 August – 23 August 2020
York artist Karen Winship pays tribute to the tireless and selfless work of NHS workers in this moving exhibition of portraits created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 11 works on show depict NHS workers from across England and Ireland painted by Karen and tell their own personal experiences of working on the front line caring for the victims of the virus. Find out more here. 

Aesthetica Art Prize 2020

March 2020 – February 2021
The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of works that redefine the parameters of contemporary art. The annual prize, now in its 13th year, provides a platform for both established and emerging practitioners from across the world, supporting and enhancing their careers through £6000 prize money, exhibition, publication and talent development. Find out more here.

Gillian Lowndes: At The Edge

November 2019 – October 2020

See the ground-breaking works of Gillian Lowndes (1936-2010), the most radical ceramicist of the twentieth century, in the new exhibition Gillian Lowndes: On the Edge, showcased in the Centre of Ceramic Arts (CoCA) at York Art Gallery. Find out more here

 

Michael Lyons: Ancient and Modern

25 May 2019 – Summer 2020

Large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons  displayed in a major new outside exhibition in York. 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.