York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery located in Exhibition Square has many changing special exhibitions and home to an impressive collection of paintings and ceramics. There is a good cafe and shop.

Just across the road is Bootham Bar - one of the medieval gates (or bars) into the city, where you can walk through towards York Minster or climb the steps up onto the city walls.

Update Dec 2016 - York Art Gallery has been nominated for the prestigious European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA). The gallery is the only British museum on the list of 46 nominees from 24 countries. The winner will be announced on 6 May 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia.


York Art Gallery

Ceramic Bears

CoCA (Centre of Ceramic Art)

We visited during the York Residents Festival, it was fairly busy! There are displays crammed with unique, interesting ceramics. These bears (above) caught my eye and also the rainbow of ceramics. 'The Lumber Room: Unimagined Treasures', Curated by the artist Mark Hearld was very interesting. You can also see 'Melanie' (below) by Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry. centreofceramicart.org.uk

Melanie by Grayson Perry

Centre of Ceramic Art York

(Photo above) Shows the arches and entrance to the gallery, CoCA (Centre of Ceramic Art).

Update 1 August 2015 - Centre of Ceramic Art is now open!

(above) Video describing the refurb plans at the gallery.

Dec 2014 - York Art Gallery is closed for an £8m refurbishment and is due to open again in summer 2015 with 60% more display space and a dedicated Centre of Ceramic Art.