School House Gallery

A contemporary art gallery in beautiful gardens with a fully licensed pop-up bar and cafe


Exhibition & Residency – until 28 Jan 2018

Thu – Sun 11am-5pm

Cardamom & Dill

This week we are in Turkey with Cardamom and Dill’s culinary residency, serving
– Turkish börek with spinach, feta cheese and parsley
– Punchy cumin and paprika spiced falafel packed with fresh herbs
– Istanbul mujaddara-style salad with garlic yoghurt
– A sunshiny Aya Yorgi fasulye piyaz, a Turkish white bean salad
– Spicy Aleppo muhammara, a red pepper and walnut dip

Accompanied by Turkish flatbreads and finished with revani, a  deliciously moist semolina sponge cake in syrup
Thu – Sat  12.30 – 2.00pm, to eat in or take away. Advance booking advised.

Jake Attree Drawing Workshop

Tue 21 Nov 10am-4pm, £60 including materials
There are still some places available on Tuesday’s course. Reserve your place now!

Jake Attree Artist Appointments

Wed 22 Nov, from 11am. Book an hour’s appointment with Jake next Wednesday for £10.

Movement Workshop by Mimesis

We are pleased to present a ‘Creative Movement Workshop’ on the 3rd of December by David Aldred and Shrikant Subramaniam, who together perform as Mimesis.

Bharatanatyam is resolutely a global dance language which has its roots in the Indian Subcontinent. Come and explore some of the moves of this dance language through a creative movement workshop for Adults , families and young people.  You will also explore some creative movements and yoga  to the sounds of an electronic guitar and percussive rhythms and beats.

The workshop is suitable for adults and children (above 5 years old – no age restrictions for adults!)

Time : 3:30 to 5 pm with a break in between.

Fee: Adult £8, Child £4, Family ticket (2 + 2) £20


Coming Soon…

Figure It In

Thu 30 Nov, from 6pm. £10
Introducing our new, alternative monthly life drawing sessions. Presented by Sarina del Fuego, these elegant evenings feature professional models creating dynamic poses (ranging from one to thirty minutes) that will inspire and challenge. All welcome – from beginners upwards. Join us for an accepting environment of nude and draped art modelling in the decadent surroundings of the School House Gallery with a great soundtrack on the radiogram and an elegant selection of drinks at the pay bar. Register your interest.

An Evening of Rivers

Sat 9 Dec, 7pm. Free admission.
Artist Jake Attree, poet Robert Powell and film-maker Ben Pugh present an evening of poetry, film and stories inspired by York’s two rivers, Ouse and Foss. Hear about and discuss ‘River Poems’ (shortlisted for the York Culture Awards) – a book, exhibition, and film created collaboratively by the three artists over an 18-month period.

Jake Attree Artist Appointments

Book an hour-long session with Jake Attree and use the opportunity to discuss artistic approaches, gain technical tips or mentoring advice, receive some ‘portfolio surgery’ or engage in a conversation.

Artist Appointments are now available between 10am and 3pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 22 Nov
Friday 1 Dec                  Friday 8 Dec                  Friday 15 Dec
Friday 26 Jan 2018     Saturday 27 Jan 2018

£10 pp per hour. Call Robert on 07766 656030 or email to check availability and book a slot.

Jake Attree Workshops

These workshops are suitable for all levels and run from 10am until 4pm. The price includes welcome refreshments and all materials.

Oil Pastel Workshops – £60

Saturday 4 November         Saturday 2 December

Oil Painting Workshops – £70

Saturday 11 November          Saturday 9 December

Drawing Workshops – £60

Tuesday 21 November         Saturday 20 January 2018

Call Robert on 07766 656030 or email to book a workshop place.

Dance Workshop – £20

Sunday 3 December 3.30-5pm.
Join Shrikant Subramaniam for a dance and movement workshop. Shrikant has been performing, teaching and conducting workshops in Bharatanatyam (a dance language) for over two decades. A passionate dancer, he has worked his way through the evolutionary processes from performance to instruction to composition. Shrikant has performed extensively in India, United States, Hong Kong, Great Britain and Australia.


c and d jerusalem

Thu 9 – Sat 11 November
Cardamom and Dill’s culinary residency returns to sun-drenched Provence this week to provide some delicious cheer in these darkening days.

Between 12.30 & 2.00pm, to eat in or take away. Advance booking advised.



We are currently stocking the beautiful catalogue of ‘Home From Home’, an exhibition of international ceramicists currently on show at Contemporary Applied Arts in London. The CAA invited Robert to write a catalogue essay for Home From Home, which appears alongside an essay by David Whiting and profiles of each of the twenty-five participating artists. Catalogues will hopefully be available to purchase in the gallery shortly. Catalogues are £10.




About the New School House Gallery
Paula Jackson and Robert Teed co-founded The New School House Gallery in 2009 and have curated over 40 exhibitions and projects across a wide range of disciplines and media, working with over 400 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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