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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


January 8th - Mini Talks

Members & Invited Guests will talk about a piece of their work, an object which may have inspired them or demonstrate a technique or process. This is a chance for members to share aspects of their working lives with the rest of the group.

February 5th - Jim Bond - Mechanical Sculptor


Jim Bond is a sculptor specialising in dynamic kinetic structures & forms which express the fragility & futility of life. Jim will be talking about his career as an artist from his early stages filling Swiss Army Long John's with industrial foam to more recent work with scientists at The Universities of Leeds and Sheffield & a trip to Finland where he was guest artist at LUX Helsinki.



March 5th - Eric Turner - V&A Curator - Dept. of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass

A Silversmith made that? - Eric Turner will give a brief survey of several examples of designs which may not be immediately associated with the silversmiths' craft: traffic lights still seen on streets throughout Britain designed by David Mellor and the Australian decimal coinage designed by Stuart Devlin are just two examples.



April 9th - Mat Lazenby - Media Arts

York: what's our layer of the onion? Mat Lazenby is a key figure in the region's creative industries sector & has played an instrumental role in many of York's more creative initiatives, most recently as part of the group which created the bid for York to become a UNESCO City of Media Arts.


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 TBC 

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