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Shandy Hall Gallery

A Sentimental Journey : The 250th Anniversary
📅 Until 30 September 2018
Shandy Hall Gallery, Shandy Hall, Coxwold YO61 4AD
A new exhibition pays tribute to Laurence Sterne in this 250th anniversary year. 'A Sentimental Journey' was first published 27 February 1768 and, three weeks later on 18 March, Sterne died. His final work of fiction was published incomplete and although a message to the subscribers promised a further two volumes at a later date, this was not to be.

This exhibition contains a selection of original pen and ink drawings by two outstanding illustrators of A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.

T.H. Robinson (1869–1954) came from a family of artists which included his more famous brother W. Heath Robinson. The drawings were published in book form in 1897 and the original edition contained over a hundred delicate and sensitive interpretations of the adventures of Mr. Yorick in France.

Martin Rowson is our finest cartoonist with work appearing regularly in the Guardian. He has published graphic novel versions of The Waste Land, Tristram Shandy and the Communist Manifesto. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the LST commissioned the artist to illustrate a new edition of Sterne’s account of his travels. Rowson shows Mr Yorick (aka Sterne) in delicate situations where opposing sides of his nature struggle to dominate. Every encounter that takes place, whether with the 'fair fille de chambre' or a bird in a cage, demonstrates the dilemma of the Sentimental Traveller.

New work by the internationally acclaimed ‘miner of books’ Brian Dettmer can be seen, as well as an historic work by Adeline Newman (a mysterious artist about whom little is known) entitled The Starling (1937).
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Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund
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York Fine Arts

Clare Haley: 'Light Of Yorkshire'
📅 27 July - 19 August 2018
York Fine Arts, 83 Low Petergate, York, YO1 7HY
With great delight, York Fine Arts proudly announces its third annual solo exhibition of original paintings by contemporary landscape artist Clare Haley. ‘Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire’ showcases a spellbinding collection of work that magnificently articulates the raw, dramatic beauty of landscape and light. From placid, sunlit valleys of green to suspenseful, stormy skies, the exhibition presents a spectacular selection of Clare’s paintings that tell a comprehensive story of the multifaceted northern landscape she so loves.

The exhibition is an opportunity for discerning art collectors and first-time buyers alike to view an exclusive collection of artwork from one of the most exciting emerging artists of the north. A timeless bridge between the traditional heritage of the arts and the innovation of contemporary vision, Clare’s work offers a universal appeal to even the most diverse range of collectors.

Arguably one of Yorkshire’s top emerging artists, ‘Light of Yorkshire’ Clare Haley exquisitely captures the emotion and ethereal nature of the British landscape with unparalleled ingenuity. Working primarily from memory, Clare creates paintings that push the boundaries of imagination whilst retaining an organic authenticity. Since 2010, she has flourished as a professional artist, attaining great success and gaining an international, loyal following at an astonishing pace.

Clare describes her work as “contemporary northern landscapes which mostly appear timeless, of any era—earthy, wild places to become lost in.” She develops the atmospheric content of her paintings through location photography, research of weather and cloud consequences, imagined places and her experience living in an area of raw beauty. With nods to the drama of John Martin’s apocalyptic paintings and to the colours and heritage of Sidney Richard Percy’s landscapes, Clare’s own unique style resurrects the tradition of British landscape painting and brings it into the 21st century with graceful transcendence.

As Clare was born and raised in West Yorkshire, it is no coincidence that Clare’s largest solo exhibition of the year coincides with Yorkshire Day, celebrated on the 1st of August. Gallery Manager Deanna Dawkins says, “The decision to schedule Clare’s exhibition to coincide with Yorkshire Day was always a natural conclusion. Her passion for the northern landscape and her proud Yorkshire roots are so deeply ingrained in her paintings that really, a celebration of Clare’s work is a celebration of Yorkshire itself and all that it has to offer.”

The exhibition opens Friday, 27th of July and runs until Sunday, 19th of August 2018. Due to expected high volume of interest, an early viewing is recommended.

York Fine Arts
83 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY
01904 634221 | www.yorkfinearts.co.uk | info@yorkfinearts.co.uk
Blue Tree Gallery

Blue Tree Gallery - New Exhibition
📅 Until 22 September 2018

The Blue Tree Gallery York
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York Printmakers

York Printmakers Autumn Print Fair
📅 22 – 23 September 2018
The Chapel at York Cemetery, Cemetery Road, York YO10 5AJ
An exhibition by 25 local printmakers
10am - 5pm FREE ENTRY

York Printmakers are a diverse group of local printmakers sharing a passion for print. Members use a variety of printmaking techniques,
including lino and wood cuts, collagraphs, screen printing and etching. We produce original limited edition prints, covering a wide range of subject matter, the style varying from illustrative to abstract.

Print Fair

This is our second Print Fair in York; we are excited to share our recent work and look forward to welcoming you this autumn.
www.yorkprintmakers.org.uk


York Ceramics Fair
📅 Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 October 2018
The Hospitium, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR map
York Ceramics Fair is an exciting new showcase presenting the best in contemporary studio ceramics from the UK and beyond.

This is a rare opportunity to buy beautifully hand-crafted pieces direct from 40 leading contemporary makers.

Discover hundreds of pots, to fall in love and take home, during this special weekend, from teapots, vases and jugs of all shapes and sizes, to quirky figures for the fireplace, and large sculptural artworks – all of which reveal the versatility of this popular artform.

Get hands on and be inspired by demos and talks from the makers themselves, who will show you how raw clay can be pinched, carved, rolled, thrown and transformed through their craft.

Makers have been carefully selected by the Craft Potters Association and collectors of all budgets will find something to take home with them. Entry is £4.50 per person, which includes access to all talks and demo’s, with U16’s free. For more details visit yorkceramicsfair.com
Etsy Christmas Market

York's Etsy Made Local Christmas Market
📅 Weekend 1 & 2 December 2018
St Sampson's Church, Church Street, York
10 am to 5pm both days. Our venue is St Sampson's Church on Church Street, near the Shambles Market and St Sampson's Square.

More than 30 local creative businesses will be appearing at York’s Etsy Made Local Christmas Market.

Etsy Made Local will see some of the region’s finest designers, makers, crafters and artists converge on York city centre to sell their unique wares. At the event – which is free and open to the public – shoppers will be able to browse a wide range of handcrafted, vintage and locally-made items and craft supplies. From handmade chocolates to quirky ceramics, bespoke art work and illustrations to practical and beautiful textile pieces, or eye-catching fashion accessories to stylish handmade baby apparel, there’s something for everyone at York’s Etsy Made Local Christmas Market.

With so much on offer, shoppers are sure to find festive gifts to suit all ages, for even the hardest-to-buy-for – or perhaps just some lovely treats for themselves. What’s more, they can discover items they wouldn’t usually find on the high street, while also supporting small independent businesses based in York.

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