School House Gallery


Weds 20 –Thur 21: 11am-5pm
Fri 22 – Sat 23: 11am till late with pop-up bar and talks
Sun 24:  11am – 5pm with pop-up bar


From Thur 21 Sept 
In collaboration with Cardamom and Dill we are excited to offer inspirational and vibrant vegetarian and vegan Mediterranean-inspired food to eat in or take away.

The inspiration for this week’s menu is a ‘Walk through Jerusalem’ featuring the following dishes: shuk pea and barberry baked omelette; kasbah leek fritters with wild rocket & lemon wedges; lentil & roast beetroot salad with parsley & sumac dressing & grilled halloumi; fattoush, a chopped salad with toasted pitta; and garlicky hummus with a hazelnut dukkah. We look forward to seeing you!

Trialling Thursdays and Fridays 12.30-2.00pm

Alun Kirby will be in the gallery from 12 – 2 pm on Fri 22nd Sept offering visitors a chance to find out more about his practice.

Drawing with Jake Attree
Sat-Sun 23-24 Sept 10am-4pm (cost £120 – book here).
Still a few places available! Spend a weekend drawing with renowned artist and tutor Jake Attree.

Fri 22 Sept at 7 pm – ‘Photographic Memory’ with Alun Kirby. Alun will discuss the evolution of our philosophical and biological understanding of memory and the ‘self’, and will talk about how he uses these theories and discoveries in his work.

Saturday 23rd September at 7pm – ‘In Search of the Key’ with Jake Attree. Jake will combine a talk about the leitmotifs in his art and why he has kept returning to certain locations and symbols of York during his artistic career with a live painting session.

Alun Kirby: 
‘All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly’
An exhibition of Cameraless Photography

Don’t miss Alun Kirby’s exhibition of beautiful cyanotypes, showing throughout September. You can read Charles Hutchinson’s excellent extended article on the exhibition in the York Press here.

Presenting the first solo show by emerging York artist Alun Kirby. All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly showcases cameraless photographs made using an early-Victorian process called the cyanotype. Alun Kirby’s work has mastered this process to address themes of memory and self in visual imagery.

The cyanotype was invented in 1842, at the birth of photography. The pictures are made without cameras, and there are no negatives and no copies; each piece is completely unique. Whereas traditional photography requires fractions of a second, this process can take anything from a few minutes, up to several months to capture the final image.

Alun has invented a new process, called the ‘metamorphogram’, which combines origami and cyanotype to make pieces which essentially make a photographic memory of themselves. We are delighted to be showing this new technique for the first time.



We are excited to work with artist Jake Attree once again and are busy planning an exhibition to launch in October. Jake will also complete a working residency at the Gallery in late 2017. More details coming soon. Meanwhile, to whet your appetite why not enrol for our:
Jake Attree Drawing Workshop
Sat-Sun 23-24 September (10am-4pm – cost £120 )

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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