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Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You

Art Exhibition

York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7EW

Tel: 01904 687687

Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You


Opens 20 August 2020
York Art Gallery invites you to choose the art you want to see!
York Art Gallery invites you to choose the paintings you love and have missed the most while we've been closed to feature in a new exhibition this August.

From Barbara Hepworth to Albert Moore, Paul Nash to Bridget Riley, Your Art Gallery – Paintings Chosen by You will showcase a selection of works from the Gallery's rich collection of paintings, voted for by the public, alongside further works chosen through Twitter polls. There will also be an opportunity to write short labels for the paintings you are most fond of, with the favourites being printed and displayed next to the work itself.

To choose your favourite works, please click here.

You can then rate the paintings from one to five stars, and those that prove the most popular will be included in the show. The deadline to make your choices is Wednesday July 29 2020.

The Twitter polls will run from Monday July 20 until Friday July 24 2020, with two paintings put forward for people to choose between each day.

Dr Beatrice Bertram, senior curator, said: "We are really excited to be reopening our galleries and welcoming people back to come and see the wonderful art in our collections.
"We thought what better way to reopen than by giving our audiences the opportunity to choose the paintings they want to see. We hope as many people as possible will vote for their favourites through the online survey or the Twitter polls and also write a few words about one specific work, telling us why it means so much to them. We can't wait to see which choices you make in what will be a truly fascinating exhibition of work curated by you."

The online vote will involve 20 of the most famous and popular works from the gallery's permanent collection – none of which were on display prior to lockdown – from L.S. Lowry to David Hockney. The 10 most popular will feature in the show, with accompanying labels written by voters. The winners will be announced online on Thursday July 30.

Ten other works will be put to the public vote through the Twitter polls, running every day from Monday July 20 to Friday July 24, with two works each day being pitted against one another.

These chosen works will be shown alongside further paintings chosen by the Friends of York Art Gallery, as well as new acquisitions and some of our curators' favourites.

Several entries by the Gallery into York Museum Trust's popular #CuratorBattle on Twitter, which has run throughout lockdown, will also feature in the exhibition.

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Opening Times

Season (20 Aug 2020 - 4 Oct 2020)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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