The art to see in York right now – November 2017

Detail from BB King, Horace Panter, According to McGee
14 Nov 2017 @ 9.48 pm
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Getting chilly ain’t it?

Well, we can’t give you a cure for the cold but at least we can help you with your nearly winter blues.

Perk yourself up at one of the many exhibitions and art events going on in the city this month.

Here are some of our favourites.

All things clay @ Kunsthuis

Deiniol Williams piece from Shades of Clay exhibition at Kunsthuis

The Kuntshuis gallery doesn’t do things by halves, and this month is no exception.

For their new exhibition, Shades of Clay, they have selected 32 talented ceramicists living in the UK to showcase the very best that the scene has to offer.

The result is a dynamic collection of artists that explore and challenge the versatility of clay as a creative, functional and sculptural medium.

The show runs throughout November and December, so you have plenty of time to catch it.

Charitable creatures @ Kentmere House

Avocet in the Camargue, Minette, MacDonald at Kentmere House Gallery

This month Kentmere House will be kicking off their new exhibition with a ticketed event in aid of the Lord Mayor’s charities.

The show, All Creatures, celebrates the natural world by dedicating its canvases to an array of animals and birds.

The Lord Mayor will open the exhibition at on 22 November.

Get your tickets, which include drinks and nibbles, for £6 from the gallery or buy them on the door.

Something special @ According to McGee

Horrace Panter at According to McGee

According To McGee brings us some surprising and talented artists for its new Winter Exhibition, opening this month.

Introducing Horace Panter, an internationally renowned pop-artist who is perhaps more widely recognised as the bass player and co-founder of The Specials.

Now an artist at the peak of his game, he has fused items from his Americana and his Cassettes and Walkman series for this show, which will be on display until January.

Also exhibiting alongside Panter are the atmospheric seascapes of David Baumforth and Freya Horsley, as well as contemporary York scenes from pop artist Richard Barnes.

Celebrate good times @ Lotte Inch

Static 3, Jo Hummel-Newell, Lotte Inch

They’re getting seasonal down at Lotte Inch too this month, with their new uplifting exhibition, A Few of our Favourite Things, opening 17 November.

Celebrating two years since the gallery opened, as well as marking the end of the year and the coming of the festive season, Lotte Inch has had fun with this one, bringing us a rich assortment of artworks from prints and paper-cuts to ceramics and collages.

See it before it closes on Christmas Eve.

Print and stone @ Blossom Street Gallery

Owl, Frans Wessleman

Frans Wessleman is a multi-talented artist who has been known to turn his hand to watercolours, woodcuts, engraving, and stained glass.

His work brings us stories of human experience, often with people at the centre of his images.

This month Wessleman returns to Blossom Street Gallery alongside sculptor David England, whose figurative stone carvings evoke the mythical world, drawing on elements of Cubism to conjure up mystical figures.

The exhibition will run throughout November and December.

Fragmented visions @ The Norman Rea Gallery

Birth of Venus 2, Jerry Scott, Norman Rea Gallery

School is back in session and the Student curators at the University of York have been busy brightening up the campus once again with their innovative and thoughtful exhibition, Fragments.

This is an exhibition of four parts, using poetry and image to explore the themes of humanity, the urban landscape, the natural landscape and memories.

The show runs 13 – 24 November in the Norman Rea Gallery on campus, and is open to students and the public alike.

Dylan draws a crowd @ Castle Fine Art

New England Depot, Bob Dylan, Castle Gallery

It’s a rare sight indeed that can be seen at Castle Fine Art this month.

The Beaten Path is a collection of 15 limited edition prints by Bob Dylan.

Yes, that Bob Dylan.

The body of work marks the next chapter in the visual chronicle of Dylan’s travels, capturing moments as he tours his music across the USA.

This exhibition is the first time that the images have been shown in the UK and will be on display until the pieces are sold- so get in there quick!

A good cause @ Braithwaite Gallery

Paul Heeley with the prize painting at the Braithwaite Gallery

Show your support for local art and local charity this month by taking part in the Braithwaite Gallery’s raffle for Dementia UK.

The grand prize is a painting by Birstal-born artist, Paul Heeley, which was inspired by his conversations with his father, who suffers from Dementia himself.

The £2 raffle tickets are available from the gallery website, with the winner set to be announced after the prize draw in December.

Meet the artists @ Castle Fine Art

You’re Screwballed, Peter and Jayne Smith, Castle Gallery

A second exhibition at Castle Fine Art this month features the playful work of husband and wife duo, Peter and Jayne Smith.

The pair have described their new collection, Screwballed, as “a cross between Dali and Wallace and Gromit”- an unusual pairing to say the least.

Join the artists for a meet and greet event on 25 November, 1PM – 3PM, or catch their animalistic artistry at the gallery thereafter.

A special appointment @ The New School House Gallery

Jake Attree, photo Watermark Gallery

As part of his ongoing residency at the New School House Gallery, artist Jake Attree will be hosting a series of Artist Appointments which include bookable art surgeries for £10 per hour, as well as a series of all-day workshops on drawing and oil painting ranging from £60 – £70.

For specific dates and prices see the gallery website, email or call 07766 656030.

Travels with tea @ The Attic Gallery

Clare Nattress is a woman with many hats: artist, curator, writer, photographer and educator.

This month she dons her photographer’s hat for an exhibition opening in The Attic gallery above Harlequin Coffee and Tea House on 16 November.

In this show Nattress, a keen traveller, brings the world to us through a series of spectacular scenes from Switzerland, Iceland and the wilds of Scotland.

The Price is right @ The Pyramid Gallery

The Moment Between Sleep and Consciousness, Trevor Price

Painter and printmaker, Trevor Price, brings his diverse and experimental stylings to an exhibition in the Pyramid Gallery this month.

Price has spent his entire career drawing the attention of the British art world and is now vice-president of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

Having honed his craft, he brings his years of experience and experimentation to his new artworks, which will be on display the gallery throughout the month.

Causing a stir @ Whitewall

Untitled II Young Painting by Fabian Perez; Untitled II Young Art Print for sale

Meet one of the “foremost figurative artists of our time” in the form of internationally acclaimed Fabien Perez, at the Whitewall Gallery on 16 November, 6 PM – 8 PM.

Celebrated in the art world, heralded as Artist of the Year by the Italian Academy of Artists in 2014, and beloved of famous folk from Micky Rourke to Rhianna, this is an artist who has been causing quite a stir in recent years.

For more information on the event, contact the gallery on 01904 628116 or email.

Sensory Tour @ York Art Gallery

Landscape of the Moon’s First Quarter, Paul Nash, 1943

In the name of making art accessible to all, York Art Gallery will be running a tactile tour of the fantastic Paul Nash exhibition on Wednesday 22 November, 12.20 PM – 1.15 PM.

The event is open to all, but is especially suitable for blind or partially sighted adults.