Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month June 2022

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

William Etty: This talk will be given in the Gallery on Wednesday 8 June at 1pm by Dorothy Nott, former Chair of the Friends York’s William Etty is one of those artists who are both praised and condemned for the very same thing - in his case, for his ‘penchant for fleshiness!’ He was probably […]

Clifton Castle

Clifton Castle Clifton-on-Yore, Masham

A visit to Clifton Castle near Masham for a private guided tour. The castle is set in landscaped grounds above the river Ure with spectacular views over lower Wensleydale. The coach will leave York Memorial Gardens at 1.15pm and return at about 5pm   Covid policy


Ferens Art Gallery

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, Hull

*** Cancelled *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 9.15, we will travel by coach to Hull, first visiting the Ferens Art Gallery to see its remarkable collection of Old Master paintings, together with its fine examples of modern and contemporary art. Light refreshment will be available in the gallery café or nearby. After a lunch […]


Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse Wentworth, Rotherham

Tour of Wentworth Woodhouse Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 9am, we will travel by coach to Wentworth Woodhouse, the vast mansion now owned by the Wentworth Preservation Trust, which has had to undertake an urgent restoration project to preserve the decaying structure of one of the most important stately homes in the country. The National […]


Artwork of the Month – Japonisme

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

Liz Prettejohn and Helena Cox of the Department of History of Art at the University of York will be in conversation about Japonisme. Covid policy

Coventry Tour

An overnight visit to Coventry to see the Cathedral, Mediaeval Guildhall, and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, plus Compton Verney Art Gallery. The cost per person is £215, with no single supplement. Click here to book a place with a £50 deposit. Full payment will be requested by 1 June. Itinerary We will travel by […]

Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month August 2022

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH : Joshua Reynolds’ Captain Foote This talk will be given in the Gallery on Wednesday 13 July at 1 pm by Moira Fulton Covid policy

Bishop Auckland and Raby Castle

Bishop Auckland Market Place, Bishop Auckland

Leaving the Memorial Gardens, York at 9am we will travel by coach to Bishop Auckland to visit the new Spanish Gallery, a display of mainly sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Spanish art in a setting whose style and décor, particularly several hi-tech re-creations, have excited considerable controversy. In the afternoon we will travel to nearby Raby […]


Liverpool Tour

Tour to Liverpool - Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October This is a 4-day/3-night tour for members of the Friends of York Art Gallery to Liverpool and places of interest in the surrounding area. We will stay at the Marriott Hotel in Liverpool on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. We will have a […]


The Art of the Railway Poster

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK

*** Fully booked *** Click here to join the waiting list A talk by Ed Bartholomew, Lead Curator at York’s National Railway Museum, about some of his favourites from the collection of over 10,000 railway posters held by the NRM. Ed Bartholomew’s particular interests include the visual representation of railways in photography, art and posters, […]