New Acquisition!

New Acquisition!

York Art Gallery has acquired a new artwork by notable British artist Dame Laura Knight DBE RA RWS, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of York Art Gallery. The oil painting ‘Early Morning in a Gypsy Camp’, 1953, is now on public display in the Burton Gallery as...

William Etty

Artwork of the Month June 2022 – William Etty (1787-1849), Male Nude with Arms Up-Stretched In this essay Dorothy Nott explores the controversial nature of William Etty’s nudes, both male and female, and how they may have been seen in his lifetime and how they...

Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month June 2022

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...

The Slade & Bloomsbury

Eliza Goodpasture, a student in the Department of History of Art at the University of York, writes about the Slade School of Fine Art in connection with the Bloomsbury exhibition (2022) at York Art Gallery. Click...

Gallery Talk: Artwork of the Month, May 2022

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...

New acquisition launch

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)...

The Gallery Dines Out

*** 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...

The Birdcage by Barbara SM Smith

Artwork of the Month April 2022 Peter Gibbard, formerly Chair of the Friends, writes about a little-known woman artist, an example of whose work is included in the exhibition Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love & Legacy held in York Art Gallery in 2022.   The Life...

Gallery talk: Artwork of the Month April 2022

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....

A Seminar on the Bayeux Tapestry

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...