Curator Q&A: Helena Cox of Beverley Art Gallery

In the first of a new series focussing on curators, their policies and practices, we introduce Helena Cox, of Beverley Art Gallery, in conversation  with Judith Glover, former Secretary of the Friends. Click...

The Pre-Raphaelites and Church Decoration

The Beauty of Holiness; the Pre-Raphaelites and Church Decoration – a talk by Dr Suzanne Fagence-Cooper to be held at 2pm on Tuesday 12th October at York Medical Society Rooms, Stonegate, York. The speaker will explore some of the beautiful designs created for...

Everingham Hall & Chapel

*** Fully booked *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 1 pm, we will travel by coach to Everingham. The Hall was built 1757-64 by John Carr & was restored by Francis Johnson in 1962, who removed the large Victorian additions. The house, which has some fine mid-18th...

Auckland Castle and the Mining Art Museum

*** Fully booked *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 9am we will travel by coach to Bishop Auckland for a visit to the Auckland project. We will first have a tour of Auckland Castle, formerly the residence of the Bishops of Durham. It has been described as Britain’s...

Kiplin Hall

*** Fully booked *** Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 1 15 we will travel by coach to Kiplin Hall near Richmond. Kiplin was originally built as a hunting lodge for George Calvert, Secretary of State to James I, who became the founder of the state of Maryland, USA....

The Groves Quartet

Artwork of the Month for September 2021 has been chosen by Peter Gibbard, former Chair of the Friends. The painting, dated 1854, is by a little-known artist, Ann Beaumont, the earliest woman artist to feature in the Gallery’s collection. The painting depicts the...

H.19 (Canticle) by John Golding

Artwork of the Month for August 2121 is a 20th-century abstract painting from York Art Gallery’s collection. Intriguingly titled H. 19 (Canticle), the work is by the artist John Golding (1929-2012), who was also an art historian, curator, and educator. Professor...

The Lamp by Amy B Atkinson

Peter Gibbard, former Chair of the Friends of York Art Gallery, has chosen an evocative study of the use of light as his Artwork of the Month. ‘The Lamp’ is an oil painting by a little-known woman artist, Amy Beatrice Atkinson (1859-1816),  who led an...

‘Refreshing the Weary’ by Robert Hannah

Artwork of the Month for July 2021 is Refreshing the Weary by Robert Hannah (1812-1909).  Richard Green, Curator of York Art Gallery from 1977 to 2003, explores the fascinating details of one of the collection’s finest Victorian paintings of a modern-life subject and...