Gallery talk: New acquisition by Dame Laura Knight

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

September's Artwork talk will be given by Morgan Feely, Senior Curator, York Art Gallery. His subject will be the Gallery’s - and the Friends’ - latest acquisition, Laura Knight’s ‘Early Morning in a Gypsy Camp.’


Railway Museum Visit

National Railway Museum Leeman Road, YORK

A behind the scenes visit to the National Railway Museum, York. Ed Bartholomew, Lead Curator, will be our guide for the paintings, currently on display, from the NRM collection of some 500 artworks. He will then show us some of the items from the extensive and interesting collection of materials kept behind the scenes at […]


Liverpool Tour

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, staying at the Marriott Hotel in Liverpool on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. We will have a guided tour of Knowsley Hall, the ancestral home of the Earls of Derby, […]


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, […]


Discovering the University of York Art Collection

York Medical Society Rooms 23 Stonegate, YORK

'Discovering the University of York's Hidden Art Treasures' - a talk by Helena Cox, Curator of the collection. When the University was founded in 1963, art was firmly embedded into the ethos and ideals of this newly established progressive institution. The vision was for the University to promote diversity, inclusion and creativity accessible to everyone. A […]


Taking a Likeness Seminar

Bar Convent 17 Blossom Street, YORK

Taking a Likeness: The Art of Portraiture in 18th and 19th century Britain, a seminar to be given by Lizzie Darbyshire on Tuesday 15 November 10.00 for 10.30 until 12.30 in the Bedingfield Room, The Bar Convent, Blossom Street, York. Cost: £25 including tea/coffee. Closing date is 30 September 2022. Members are invited to click […]


The Gallery Dines Out

Bedern Hall Bartle Garth, YORK

Dorothy Nott, who gave a lunch-time talk on the Gallery's painting by Gwen John, will give an illustrated talk entitled:The Enigma of Gwen John. Her talk will be preceded by a 2-course lunch. Menus, including a vegetarian option, will be available in September. Tickets £30: to include 2 course lunch, hire of the Hall & […]