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.

Marvellous, Magical, Mechanical Art!

An exhibition of beautifully-crafted moving sculptures from November 3rd until early 2019

The Museum of Automata in York closed its doors in 1996 and left York without a wonderful attraction. Since then there has been no opportunity for people to discover and interact with these inspiring and entertaining art forms.

Fast forward to 2018 and Automata will once again make an appearance in the city. We are hosting an Automata exhibition from the 3rd November until the New Year, and hope to become a permanent home to a regularly changing collection of pieces by local, national and international artists.

The Gallery will fill the space with some magical examples of mechanical art and kinetic sculptures, submitted by artists from near and far, including examples from one of the UK’s foremost makers Keith Newstead.


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.


Previous exhibitions

Paintings, Reliefs & Sculptural Ceramics

3rd August - 14th September

An exhibition by Tim Pearce

Castles and a Cathedral

2nd - 31st July

Landscape drawings of Yorkshire and Northumberland by Julia Odell.

Flights of Fancy

2nd - 30th June

The wonderful worlds of printmakers Janis Goodman & Victoria Keeble.