The chance to discover new artists and incredible art on a whistle stop tour of some of York’s art galleries is taking place on Wednesday 10 October.
Following on from the success of July’s York Contemporary Art Walk, York Art Gallery curator Jennifer Alexander will lead art lovers on a guided tour to visit the pick of the contemporary art exhibitions taking place this month.
Four galleries will be visited in total, including the new Lotte Inch Gallery.
Jenny said: “We had a fantastic turn out for the first walk in summer and people enjoyed meeting the gallery owners and talking to them about their exhibitions. This walk will visit some different galleries in the city but who also have some fantastic contemporary art on display.”
The walk will start at 5.30pm at York Art Gallery, where Jenny will talk about some of the ‘Contemporary Interventions’ in the gallery – individual contemporary artworks interspersed among the historic displays.
The walk will then move on to the Lotte Inch Gallery, The Exhibition Gallery @ Ken Spelman Rare Books and finally Bar Lane Studios, where participants will have opportunity to buy a coffee. Finishing at about 7.15pm. Details of the exhibitions are below.
At each stop, the curator of the exhibition or artist will give a short introduction to the show and then there will be the chance to have a closer look and a chat about the works.
The event is free and there is no need to book.
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York Art Gallery – Contemporary Interventions
York Art Gallery is known for its important collection of historic art. Since 2005 we have
introduced contemporary art into the gallery through Contemporary Interventions. These
are loans of individual works, that are displayed amongst the historic displays, creating a
dialogue and introducing new interpretations to the collection.
Lotte Inch Gallery – Taken for Granted
This new gallery in the heart of York features celebrated artists from London and the rest of the UK as well as a select collection of design led products from independent and emerging designers. The current show Taken for Granted features work by ‘Young British Artist’ Gavin Turk, along with a portfolio of prints produced for The House of Fairy Tales in London which includes prints from artists Peter Blake, Rachel Whiteread, Bob & Roberta Smith, Paula Rego and Simon English, amongst others.
The Exhibition Gallery @ Ken Spelman Rare Books – Michael Kirkman
Work by painter, printmaker and illustrator, Michael Kirkman, who currently lives and works in York and has recently completed an MA in communications art and design, at the Royal College of Art. This exhibition is especially extended for the Art Walk.
Bar Lane Studios – Red Brick & Hayes
New collection of scarves and jewellery from Red Brick, as well as prints, drawings and
objects from artists/ designer Emily Hayes. Red Brick was established in 2011 by Royal
College of Art graduate, Karen Mabon. Her aim is to produce individual yet affordable
accessories which capture the eccentricity of everyday life.
Emily is a visual designer working in a variety mediums to produce illustrations,
graphics and animations. Her work focuses on how lifestyles may change and alter due to scientific developments and technological advancements, creating speculative narratives about our future.