Current exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Lucie Rie: Ceramics & Buttons

22 June 2018 – 12 May 2019

This exhibition at the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), York Art Gallery highlights a less well known area of her practice, displaying hundreds of her beautiful buttons alongside many examples of domestic wares she became celebrated for. Find out more.

Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2018

18 May – 30 September 2018

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world offering emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience. Find out more.


The Sea is the Limit

4 May – 2 September 2018

Thought provoking works of art exploring the current and ongoing issues of migration, dispossession and national borders are brought together in this new exhibition featuring eleven international artists. Find out more.


70 Years of Giving Art

4 May – 2 September 2018

To celebrate their 70th year, members of the Friends have chosen some favourite works from the gallery’s collections which have been acquired or restored thanks to their financial support. Find out more.


The Anthony Shaw Collection: Artist’s Choice by Per Inge Bjørlo

February 2018 – March 2019

The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) presents a re-display of the Anthony Shaw Space by Norwegian sculptor Per Inge Bjørlo with an emphasis on textiles and large sculpture. Find out more.


Sara Radstone: More Than Words

17 November 2017 – 10 June 2017

The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) presents a moving retrospective exhibition of work by British artist Sara Radstone exploring the themes of memory, history, landscape, humanity, loss and absence. 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.


The Project Gallery

Our free gallery space hosts changing exhibitions created in partnership with external artists, organisations and community groups. Find out more.