Welcome to York Art Workers' Association
The York Art Workers' Association is an eclectic group of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone with a keen interest or appreciation of art & design.
We exist to extend and share our knowledge and experience through a programme of monthly talks, normally on the first Monday of the month (doors open at 7pm). We also organise occasional courses, workshops, outings & social events. Our talks are open anyone with an interest in the arts.
If you would like to know more about the association please feel free to get in contact, we will be happy to offer advice on becoming a member.
We're back in business (and in a new venue)
We are excited to announce that after Covid stopped play, our monthly talks started again in September 2021. We are now meeting at the Friend's Meeting House on Friargate, York, which allows us more space to host Covid-secure events, and is accessible for people with mobility issues.
Doors open at 7pm on the first Monday of the month, unless otherwise stated.
Admission: members £2, non members £5.
Please wear a face covering unless exempt on medical grounds
Membership and programme enquiries to:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Gurrey, sculptor
Monday 7th February 2022, 7.30pm, venue TBC. Please aim to be seated by 7.15pm
Julie studied at Camberwell College of Arts and The Royal Academy Schools, London. Exhibitions include: The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, The London Group, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Threadneedle Prize, Flowers Central, The National Portrait Gallery and The Barbican, London, as well as solo shows in Prague, Leipzig and Hamburg. Her work is held in a number of public collections, including Nuffield College, Oxford University, New Hall, Cambridge University, The Open University, The Ruth Borchard, The Ben Uri Gallery & Museum and the Tomas Choir School in Leipzig.
Julie is an elected member of the London Group, NEAC, RWS and the Arborealists.
Hannah Arnup, ceramicist
He will also talk about the book which he produced and published last year. York’s Creative Spaces is a collection of photographs and interviews profiling the studios, workshops, galleries, creative offices and independent venues of York, UK. Created by Ben Porter, this book documents the quirky, historic, repurposed spaces York’s creative community inhabits and creates work from, and is a beautifully illustrated and fascinating volume.