A Seminar on the Bayeux Tapestry

Bar Convent 17 Blossom Street, YORK

Dr Cristina Figueredo will lead this half-day session at the Bar Convent, York, on the Bayeux Tapestry, exploring its illustrations in order to interpret their possible meanings and analysing the most mysterious parts of the extensive visual narrative. Cost: £25 to include coffee and seminar. Please book by February 28thMembers are invited to stay for […]


Gallery talk: Artwork of the Month April 2022

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

ARTWORK OF THE MONTH : A talk by Peter Gibbard, former Chair of the Friends, about the artist Barbara Mackenzie Smith. This talk will be given in the Gallery on Wednesday 6 April at 1 pm  *** Please note change of time *** Members are reminded to bring their cards. There is no need to […]


The Gallery Dines Out

Bedern Hall Bartle Garth, YORK

*** Sold out *** A social event for members of the Friends of York Art Gallery at The Bedern, York. A two course lunch and coffee will be followed by a talk by Dorothy Nott on The Enigma of Gwen John. Contact the organiser for menu choices (options are listed in the Events Programme distributed […]


New acquisition launch

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

This launch event celebrates the purchase of a major painting by Laura Knight, DBE, RA, Early Morning in a Gypsy Camp, 1953, wholly bought by the Friends from a legacy left by Dr Dennis Bearpark and gifted to the Gallery. The reception (drinks and light refreshments) will include a short lecture on the work by […]


Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month, May 2022

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, York

Our next Artwork of the Month talk is 'The Slade and Bloomsbury'. It will be given by Eliza Goodpasture, a postgraduate student of Prof. Liz Prettejohn's at the University of York. The talk will be given within the Bloomsbury Exhibition in the Art Gallery on Wednesday May 11th, 1 - 2pm. Friends will be able […]

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