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.

Art as Author

3rd - 31st March

Taking inspiration from the York Literature Festival, we are featuring an exhibition inspired by the written word. We are delighted that local artist Emily Sutton has loaned us some enchanting examples of her original book jacket designs and illustrations; a real treat for our visitors to enjoy. Fran Brammer is also a very welcome return guest. She is displaying some amazing 2D & 3D textile pieces layered with embroidered text, inspired by our history and landscape. Check in on social media to see more updates throughout March!


Our current collections

We are currently exhibiting a range of work from Luisa Holden, Janis Goodman, George Bryant and Nikki Hampson.


Previous exhibitions

Frans Wesselman & David England

Dec 2017 - Jan 2018

Watercolours, woodcuts, etchings and stained glass by Frans Wesselman, and figurative stone carvings by David England.

Land and Sea

1st May - 30th June 2017

Land and Sea in Paint & Collage: Featuring work by Ann Mills and Hilary Holroyd.



1st - 31st January 2017

Our Treasures from the Artists' Studio featured work from 9 artists, and included sculpture, prints, paintings and more.


Seashores & Riverbanks

1st Sep - 30th Oct 2017

Featuring the collages and paintings of Judy Burnett.


Printmakers & Paper Art

1st March - 30th April 2017

Throughout March and April we had a selection of work from some of the York Printmakers, as well as original papercuts by Anna Cook.

YOLA at Yuletide

1st - 24th December 2016

Showcasing work by Romey Brough, Sue Clayton, Carol Coleman, Jean Larcum, and Chris Rymer.

The Disparate 5

1st July - 30th August 2017

Showcasing the work of Jane Schaffer, Mark Azopardi, Niki Hampson, Judith Pollock and Martin Pearson.

Textile Art

1st Feb - 25th March 2017

Beautiful textile work from Fran Brammer, Carol Coleman, Amy Hauschild, Bridget Bernadette Karn, Cathy Needham, Lynda Withers, and Zoë Zegzula.

York Printmakers Launch

3rd - 31st October 2016

The exhibition included a wide range of prints from 23 of the Printmakers.


Summer Exhibition

2nd - 30th August 2016

Showcasing the inspiring new work of three recognized local artists, David Patrick, Peter Donohue and Charmian Ottaway.

Landscape & Fired Earth

2nd - 30th July 2016

Paintings by Frank Gordon. Ceramics by Juliet Blackman and Paul Muchan.

Art 4 Fred

1st June - 29th June 2016

Art by Angela Bell, Geoff Hewitt, and Heather Burton.

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Frans Wesselman

2nd - 28th May 2016

We showcased Frans’ work in oils, woodcuts, etchings and stained glass.

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Sand & Water

3rd - 29th November 2016

Atmospheric Paintings inspired by Poetry and the Landscape by Leslie Birch.

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Textile Exhibitions


Work by Fran Brammer.