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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 start 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.

Membership and programme enquiries to:info@yorkartworker.org.uk

More events will be posted as soon as possible, but you can put these in your diary:



Tim Hunkin

Monday 1st November 2021, 7.30pm, Friends Meeting House, Friargate 

(please aim to be seated by 7.15pm)

Join us to meet engineer, cartoonist, writer and artist, Tim Hunkin, who will talk about his fascinating and varied work.

Known for projects ranging from The Under The Pier Show of coin-operated automatons, to the TV series The Secret Life of Machines and his long-running The Observer comic strip, The Rudiments of Wisdom, Tim's talk will undoubtedly be rich and entertaining.

Tim Hunkin


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX4j7mnsTkk


Coming up


Monday 6th December, 7pm

AGM, guest speaker Patrick Smith, and YAWA Chrostmas party.
York Cemetery Chapel, Cemetery Road


Monday 10th January, 7.30pm (note this is the second Monday)

Back at the Friends Meeting House, Friargate, for the return of our popular mini-talks evenings. Meetings continue throughout the year as before, on the first Monday of the month (unless it's a Bank Holiday).


Rob Oldfield, hard at work in his workshop