The Book

‘The Friends of York Art Gallery: A Brief History’ by Sarah Sheils is the story of a remarkable contribution to the cultural life of the City of York over the past sixty-nine years.

A great read at £5.50 RRP from the York Art Gallery shop and local Booksellers; or £4.95 on presentation of your membership card in the Gallery shop. It is also available for £6.00 inclusive of packing and delivery by royal Mail to a UK destination. For post orders, please make your cheque payable to FYAG and send it to Friends of York Art Gallery, York Art Gallery, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW… do include your name, address and a contact telephone number.


The Evelyn Award

Established in memory of Dr. Evelyn, an avid collector of images of York by artists of local and national repute. There were 13 annual awards up until the early 1960’s, with recipients including John Piper and L. S. Lowry.

The Friends received a generous donation in 2016 from a local York family. It has enabled the York Art Gallery Curators’ to invite artists to submit proposals for the Evelyn Award 2017. The award has gone to Marinella Senatore, an Italian visual artist, for her proposal ‘CITY SYMPHONY’. Her work is characterised by public participation, on occasions involving whole communities. Planning a 3-month timescale for production, the intent is to create a video documentary in York in the style of the silent black/white movie while allowing for incursions in other languages such as dance and drama.

For background information, visit . This Evelyn Award performance will be at York Art Gallery on 23rd September through 7th May 2018.