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Programme 2018

Meetings are held at Jacob's Well, Trinity Lane, Micklegate, 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:- Terry Brett, pyramidgallery2008@yahoo.co.uk, 43 Stonegate, York tel 01904 641187

Download 2018 Programme Here            Past Programmes

May 14th - Katy Bevan - Curator/Writer/Educator

Katy Bevan is a curator, writer and educator specialising in craft. She has worked in craft book and magazine publishing for over twenty years including working for Ceramic Review and writes about the history and art of knitting and textiles and a blog at thecrafter.me and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Trustee of the Heritage Crafts Association. Previously Learning and Participation Manager at the Crafts Council she was responsible for the Firing Up and Craft Club initiatives. She believes in the benefits of craft for health and wellbeing and is usually to be found knitting.

June 4th - Steve Huison - Artist & Actor

Steve Huison, portrait artist and actor from many well-known television parts and a lead role in 'The Full Monty' talks about his career and his approach to portraiture which began with a series of his fellow Coronation Street actors and then his solo show at Pyramid Gallery 'A Year in Robin Hood's Bay'. Sure to be entertaining as well as informative.


July - Trip/Visit/Outing - Details to be confirmed - Members & their guests only

August - Social - Details to be confirmed - Members & their guests only

September 3rd - Peter Burman MBE FSA - Founder of York Art Workers' Association

John Ruskin and his rich legacy –observations on craftsmanship reflected through the prism of Ruskin's clarion call for craftspeople to be respected. Peter Burman came to York in 1990 to be Director of the Centre for Conservation Studies at the University of York. He founded the York Art Workers' Association because he so much missed the meetings of the Art Workers' Guild in London, founded in 1883, where people of many different disciplines meet together as equals.

October 1st - Paula Atkinson - Interpretive Designer

Paula has over 26 years' experience as an interpretive designer, working both freelance & for leading heritage design consultancies. She started her career developing interactive themed experiences for Legoland, Windsor & has since designed a wide range of exciting, engaging interpretation & heritage projects, as well as a number of themed and interactive projects, both in the UK and in Europe. Paula's skills include concept & 3D exhibition design creating innovative object displays and interactive experiences – from rats' heads to WW1 battleships and Viking treasure.

November 5th - Angela Cork - Silversmith & Chair of the Contemporary British Silversmiths

Angela Cork is an award winning designer silversmith known for her aesthetic of clean lines, pure geometry and exquisite quality of finish. Working both to commission and for exhibition her timeless objects resonate as pieces of functional sculpture. She is Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths and was part of the senior management team responsible for Silver Speaks, an 18-month programme of events to promote contemporary silver. She was one of the silversmiths selected for the focal exhibition Idea to Object at the V&A curated by design critic Corinne Julius.

Venue - Bedern Hall, Bartle Garth, St Andrewgate, York, YO1 7AL

Admission - Members £4, Non-Members £6

Tickets on sale - 1st September - Members will be able to buy tickets in advance of this date.

December 3rd - Mychael Barratt - Painter & Printmaker

President of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers, Mychael Barratt is a narrative artist who was artist in residence for the Shakespeare Globe Theatre until 2005. In 2011 he was commissioned for a 100m sq mural on the Mile End Road. His work is held in the British Library and the V&A and he is the creator of the highly successful series of amusing etchings that depict famous artists' (imagined) dogs.

The (brief) AGM and Christmas party will also be held tonight – all welcome