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.
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.
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.
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.
2nd - 28th May 2016
We showcased Frans’ work in oils, woodcuts, etchings and stained glass.
Sand & Water
3rd - 29th November 2016
Atmospheric Paintings inspired by Poetry and the Landscape by Leslie Birch.
Work by Fran Brammer.