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. Our current Winter opening times are Thu-Sat 11:00-16:00 but keep checking here to hear about evening events or email to book a viewing appointment.




Michael Lyons (1943-2019) was an alchemist, turning base materials into objects of beauty and wonder. An internationally renowned sculptor, he first gained recognition as a ‘Young Contemporary’ in the 1960s and came to be regarded as one of the finest steel sculptors of his generation. He was a founder member of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and his potent architectural forms always command attention in their relation to landscape. Through his teaching he contributed significantly to sculptural practice in the UK and in China and his drawings and sculpture are represented in public and private collections both in the UK and internationally.

Michael Lyons’ sculpture ranges from steel construction, to organic bronzes modelled on an intimate or monumental scale. Although predominantly abstract, it draws on aspects of human form, nature, cosmology, myth and ancient cultures.

This exhibition at the School House Gallery in York features steel and bronze sculptures plus related works on paper from various stages of Michael Lyons’ career. It also includes the models for Mayflower and Amphitrite, two large scale sculptures currently being exhibited at York Art Gallery.


Escape the February blues and transport yourself to the Mediterranean with our lunchtime menu, served from 12:00 . This week’s menu takes inspiration from sun-soaked Provence:

Provençal salad
Elizabeth David’s rataouille
Provençal braised tomatoes
Fennel gratin
Provençal omelette
Pissaladière – flatbread topped with slow-cooked onions and tomatoes, roasted pepper and black olives


To reserve a table text/call Robert on 07766 656030


If you fancy using our beautiful space and exquisite exhibitions as a backdrop to your own event please do get in touch. We can cater for Wedding Breakfasts and receptions, conference banquets, birthday buffets, business events and much else besides. Contact Robert for further information


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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