While City Screen and York Opera are making a lot of communication in town and on campus, if you are not lucky enough to see a rare leaflet (or get the very good One & Other) you will have a hard time to find new and young artists on York, or simply art pieces, especially since York Art Gallery closed 4 months ago. What I like to do here is to give you resources to discover and enjoy art in York !
- The missed and cherished Lott Inch Gallery used to stand at 5 High Petergate until recently. It’s coming back the 17 may, in Janette Ray Rare and Out of Print Books, to present Fay Godwin and Anna Lilleengen photography works.
- The Norman Rea Gallery is an art space that you can find on campus. By taking the stairs facing the Courtyard you get into a gallery holding 3 exhibitions a term, run by students and providing free wine at each opening. They already presented the very good and very disturbing I think we should see other people by Graham Hutchinson picture above) and the temple of the Occult by Robin Spalding. The next exhibition is opening on Monday 29 April.
- The Castle Gallery is a small gallery close from Clifford Tower, is actually displaying a Bob Dylan Retrospective Exhibition until Monday 28 April.
- The York Art Gallery’s contemporary art space, in York St Mary’s, is presenting the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition, a display of photo, sculpture, video, until Monday 28 april.
- The art exhibition Space of York theatre Royal, facing the York Art Gallery. Right now and until the 28th is running a exhibition called “Urban canvas” (above), made from the work of three York photographers.
The pictures at the beginning are from Mat Collishaw: I discovered this artist during an afternoon I spent leafing art books at the Lott Inch gallery.
On an other subject, I regularly tweet about what’s happening in York, so follow me at @kombuchacoalt to not miss anything !