Artists and exhibitions
We host exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing work from artists who are from nearby, or slightly further afield. Check below to keep updated on our latest exhibition, and to find information about previous exhibitions.
An exhibition of local art
The exhibition will run between the 1st March until the 30th April
In anticipation of the annual York Open Studios festival, we are delighted to welcome three local artists to the Gallery; David Patrick, Alan Coates and Sarah Raphael-Balme.
David Patrick lives and works in York and many of his drawings and paintings are York and Yorkshire based. He is largely inspired by landscape and townscape observations -developing the aspects which resonate with him: “I try to discover and present aspects of the landscape - city and country, ancient and modern, built or not - that convey a sense of place, aspects that often go unseen but become apparent if one has time to observe, to look closely.” David uses a mix of media, but primarily ink, charcoal and watercolour.
Sarah Raphael-Balme uses colour and pattern to create dreamlike landscapes, usually involving figures, plants and dogs. Sometimes funny, sometimes bleak, her motifs are drawn from folk art and the use of colour is all important.
Alan has a small studio not far from the Gallery, where he etches and prints his work. Most of the work is figurative, often adapted from old and anonymous photographs: “I like to think that the prints allow these forgotten people to have a continuing presence in the present. Artists that inspire me include Frans Masereel, Julian Trevelyan and Anthony Gross.”
Our current collections
We are currently exhibiting a range of work from Luisa Holden, Janis Goodman, Niki Hampson, Peter Schoenecker, David Haldane, Sarah Hall Baqai, Tinayre, Kathy Mutch, Elise Bikker, Frans Wesselman, Simon Cooperillo and Anna Pugh.
We are also showing a permanent (but rotating) collection of fabulous automata - stop by to see these magnificent feats of engineering at work!
1st - 28th February
Venice themed photography series by Nicola Lee
Marvellous, Magical, Mechanial Art
3rd Nov - Feb 2019
An exhibition of beautifully-crafted moving sculptures
Paintings, Reliefs & Sculptural Ceramics
3rd August - 14th September
An exhibition by Tim Pearce