Previous Exhibitions — Index
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition 2019
8 March – 14 July 2019
Ruskin, Turner & The Storm Cloud: watercolours and Drawings
29 March – 23 June 2019
Our relationship with the environment and questions about mental health are explored through the watercolours and drawings of two of the most celebrated artists of the 19th Century in this major new exhibition.
To celebrate Ruskin’s 200th birthday, ‘Ruskin, Turner & the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings’ considers the eloquent critical relationship John Ruskin (1819-1900) had with the landscapes of J M W Turner (1775-1851).
Through new research, it reveals Ruskin’s response to Turner’s vision, together with his own experience of close looking at weather patterns, mountains and the built environment. 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.
When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation With York Art Gallery
14 December 2018 – 10 March 2019
Kaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music in a unique and experimental exhibition. Using their position as pop musicians as a starting point, Kaiser Chiefs have chosen to rethink sound as a medium, inviting visitors to join them in exploring the edges between music, art, creation and performance. Find out more.
The BFG in Pictures
12 October 2018 – 24 February 2019
Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars
28 September – 25 November 2018
Showcasing ground-breaking moving image, new media and interactive artwork, ‘Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars’ is inspired by William Smith’s geological map of 1815, which transformed the way in which we understand the world. 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 were brought together in this 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 ‘Friends of York Art Gallery’ chose their favourite works from the gallery’s collections which were acquired or restored thanks to their financial support. Find out more.
Sara Radstone: More Than Words
17 November 2017 – 10 June 2018
Marinella Senatore: York Symphony
23 September 2017 – 7 May 2018
Through a series of workshops and conversations collecting individual stories in York, Italian artist Marinella Senatore created a new ‘symphony’ to celebrate the city’s creative communities. Find out more.
Paul Nash & the Uncanny Landscape
20 October 2017 – 15 April 2018
Paul Nash’s groundbreaking inter-war landscapes which transformed the genre of British landscape painting featured in the new exhibition ‘Paul Nash & the Uncanny Landscape’ curated by artist John Stezaker. Find out more.
Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection
28 July – 5 November 2017
York Art Gallery and the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) were delighted to be able to display highlights from the Attenborough Collection of ceramics created by one of the world’s most famous artists during the summer of 2017.
Albert Moore: Of Beauty & Aesthetics
7 April – 1 October 2017
York Art Gallery presented the first monographic exhibition of York born artist Albert Joseph Moore since the memorial exhibition in 1894, which featured an impressive selection of Moore’s paintings, watercolours and sketches. Find out more.
Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition
26 May – 10 September 2017
A platform for innovation and originality, the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition invites audiences to engage with captivating projects from some of today’s leading artists, both established and emerging. Find out more.
Leisure Land Golf
3 June – 3 September 2017
Following a successful Art Happens campaign, York Art Gallery were able to bring Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf to the Artists Garden in 2017 – a fully playable crazy golf course designed by internationally acclaimed artists. Find out more.
Manifest: 10,000 Hours
1 August 2015 – 4 June 2017
Working with volunteers from across the UK, artist Clare Twomey created an installation of 10,000 ceramic bowls. Each bowl took an hour to make and represented one of the 10,000 hours it is said to take to become a master craftsman. Find out more.
The Lumber Room
1 August 2015 – 7 May 2017
York-based Mark Hearld spent two years exploring the York Museums Trust collection, selecting his favourite pieces and creating his own artwork for this exhibition inspired by ‘The Lumber Room’, a short story by Saki. Find out more.
23 September 2016 – 19 March 2017
Human and animal, alive and dead, familiar and strange; this major exhibition explored how artists represent flesh in their work, including Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Circle of Rembrandt and Francis Bacon. Find out more.
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
25 March – 4 September 2016
Working with the Imperial War Museums, this impressive display was the largest exhibition of First World War art for nearly 100 years featuring more than 60 artworks produced during the war and in its immediate aftermath. Find out more.
Art & Music
23 June – 31 December 2012
Using paintings and objects from York Art Gallery’s outstanding collections, this exhibition celebrated music and its harmonious and historic relationship with visual art. Artists included Bridget Riley, Juriaan van Streek, and LS Lowry. Find out more.
Gordon Baldwin: Objects for a Landscape
11 February – 10 June 2012
Gordon Baldwin is a sculptural potter who has been very influential in moving ceramics towards sculptural forms and away from traditional functional pots. This touring exhibition showcased more than one hundred of Baldwin’s works. Find out more.
15 October 2011 – 31 December 2012
Excitations was an exhibition of ceramics from York Museums Trust’s collections chosen by leading ceramicist Gordon Baldwin, who is internationally regarded as the UK’s most distinguished living sculptural potter. Find out more.
William Etty: Art & Controversy
25 June 2011 – 22 January 2012
This major exhibition took a fresh look at the works of York-born artist William Etty and uncovered the reasons for his controversial reputation. It was the first comprehensive reassessment of his art for more than 50 years. Find out more.
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