Upcoming Exhibitions at York Art Gallery

Leach, Hamada and the birth of British studio ceramics

10 October 2020 – 14 March 2021

2020 marks 100 years since Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada founded the Leach Pottery in St Ives- the moment many consider to the beginning of the British Studio Ceramics Movement. Drawn entirely from York’s collections, which include Leach’s masterpiece the Leaping Salmon vase and what is considered to be the best collection of Hamada’s work outside Japan, this exhibition also includes work by many of their students and followers, revealing the Leach legacy that continued through the 20th century and to today.

York Mediale

21 October 2020 – 24 January 2021

A major exhibition where ground-breaking art and cutting edge technology combine as part of a city wide festival of digital arts. More information to be released soon.