School House Gallery

A contemporary art gallery set in beautiful gardens with a fully licensed cafe specialising in Mediterranean vegetarian food. A curated cultural experience for lovers of art and food.

Open Tue – Sat 11am – 4.30pm


Mother Love, a memorial exhibition of oil paintings by Shirley Teed, runs until 7 October. Read Charles Hutchinson’s excellent article about the exhibition in the York Press here.

This exhibition is extended until 27 October.

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We are proud to introduce two new ceramics collections by Jo Davies (London) and Makiko Hastings (Harrogate). These exclusive new sets of functional tableware have been commissioned by 16RPM Ltd and will be launched this Saturday as part of Ceramics + Design Now, a city-wide festival celebrating ceramics that coincides with York Ceramics Fair.

Jo+Maki webJo Davis has created a sumptuous white, hand thrown porcelain tea set with a gold lustre twist, whilst Makiko Hastings’ thrown earthenware is beautifully contained with an understated pureness of colour and form. Both sets are available to be enjoyed in the cafe as well as to buy.


Damian reading
Photo courtesy @damienfishercreative

We were delighted to welcome back Damian Le Bas on 22 September to read from and sign copies of his new book The Stopping Places. In this powerful and soulful debut, Damian sets out on a journey to discover the atchin tans, or stopping places – the old encampment sites known only to Travellers – in a bid to better understand his Gypsy heritage, the history of the Britain’s Romanies and the rhythms of their life today.

Damian’s event came four years almost to the day after Grace In Thy Sight, our ACE-funded artists’ residency project which saw Damian, his mother Delaine and late father Damian live for a month on the Eye of York.


The menu for this week is inspired by the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean:

A warming dish of pearl barley, organic Swiss chard and pomegranate molasses
A vibrant green bean and herb salad
A zingy cannellini bean dip
Freshly baked flatbread

Alternatively, choose our hearty curried red lentil, coconut & coriander soup.

Available to eat in or take out between 12.30pm and 2pm, or until it’s gone.

KATE WALTERS (2 Nov – 2 Feb 2019)

We are delighted to welcome back Penzance-based artist Kate Walters for her exhibition The Start that Falls from Heaven, which presents an intimate collection of recent works made in Orkney and Iona. Please note this exhibition will now preview on Friday 2 November 6-7:30pm.

The exhibition overflows with motifs of the feminine, the mythical and the natural world and asks: What does it mean to be human, knowing, and living in the anthropocene age?

Mother with pouch catches Baby


Watch this space for more news of our new twice-monthly Jazz Friday evenings.


Fancy having our fabulous space as the backdrop for your private or business Christmas event? Talk to us about venue hire before we’re booked up.

About the New School House Gallery
Paula Jackson and Robert Teed co-founded The New School House Gallery in 2009 and have curated over 50 exhibitions and projects across a wide range of disciplines and media, working with over 450 artists and makers.
‘The 21st century curator is a catalyst – a bridge between the local and the global… The possibility of enlightenment comes from embracing chance’ (Hans Ulrich Obrist).

The New School House Gallery, Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PW
Tel: 07766 656030
Twitter: @schoolhousegall
Instagram: @schoolhousegallery


One thought on “School House Gallery”

  1. Such a relaxing place. A pot of Earl Grey, a piece of home-made cake, some interesting art works and Dave Brubeck in the background – I’ll definitely return!
    Phil Pipe

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