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York Art Gallery

Art Gallery

Exhibition Square, York, YO1 7EW

Tel: 01904 687687

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York Art Gallery, center of Ceramic Art

About

Spot the L.S. Lowry’s, Turner or Hockney and surround yourself with some of the best ceramic art in the world at one of the UK’s best regional galleries.

An £8 million development in 2015 saw it shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year and the European Museum of the Year as the whole building was transformed to include 60% more exhibition space and an Artist’s Garden. The gallery now has three exhibition spaces on the ground floor, capable of hosting major national and international exhibitions, and four on the first floor, including two galleries which are home to the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA), which showcases our internationally significant collection of British Studio Ceramics.

An additional new entrance to the gallery was created at the rear of the building, leading down into the Artists Garden and the Edible Wood.

Exhibitions:

Michael Lyons: Ancient and Modern
This exhibition brings together nine large scale sculptures by internationally acclaimed artist Michael Lyons in a major new outdoor exhibition. Lyons, who sadly died earlier this year, worked from Cawood, North Yorkshire, and this is the first major exhibition of his work in York.

In addition to this, visitors can now enjoy fantastic local food from Sketch by Origen at the gallery, brand new customer facilities, a garden area that has never been opened up to the public before and an exciting new programme of activities and events.

Upcoming Exhibitions:

York Mediale 2020: Human Nature
21st October – 24th January 2021

£10 Adults / £5 Children / £8 Students, Universal Credit, York Residents / Free for YMT members and Friends of York Art Gallery.
Tickets will go on sale week commencing 5th October

A triptych of installations under the banner of Human Nature come together as the ambitious centrepiece of York Mediale 2020.

Jointly curated by York Mediale and York Museums Trust, visitors will discover how the human body is hardwired, synchronised and inextricably linked to nature.

Fresh from their show at the Saatchi Gallery in London, Marshmallow Laser Feast’s new installation Tides Within Us explores the journey of oxygen from lungs to the heart and body in a series of installations that echo natural ecosystems.

Embers and the Giants from Canadian media artist Kelly Richardson makes its UK premiere, a short film examining human intervention on nature, referencing the destruction of forest areas and dwindling numbers of fireflies.

Celebrated fine artist Rachel Goodyear continues her exploration into animation-based work with Limina, a series of new animations complemented by delicate drawings displayed alongside a newly conserved marble sculpture from York Art Gallery’s collection. Collectively, her work offers an intriguing glimpse into the psyche and fragments of the unconscious.

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Opening Times

* From 1 August 2020 York Art Gallery will be open Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am-4pm.  Please note that the last arrival slot each day will be 3pm to 3.30pm.

The Artists’ garden will be open from 10:30am to 4:30pm every day. 

Closed: 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Early closing at 2.30pm: 24 and 31 December.

Special Offers

  • York Art Gallery is inviting people to visit for free when it reopens its doors on August 1st, with the initial opening supporting the citywide NHS and key-worker celebration.

    More offers like this - NHS & Keyworkers

Guide Prices

York Art Gallery’s permanent collection is currently free to visit, including Centre of Ceramic Art. However, we’re asking visitors to support us through donations and a new 'pay as you feel' initiative for upcoming exhibitions.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Passenger lift
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Awards

  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Pass Accepted York Pass Accepted 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Winner York Tourism Awards Winner 2016

Public Transport Directions

On Foot: Located just outside the City Walls near Bootham Bar. Park & Ride: With six cleverly located sites surrounding the city centre getting into York has never been easier. www.yorkparkandride.co.uk The nearest railway station is York, which is 0.5 miles away.

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