School House Gallery

The Gallery has been reimagined as a relaxed, social space. Following the recent success of our pop-up bar/cafe, we will continue to offer a wide variety of teas, coffee, homemade cakes and Fentimans soft drinks to accompany your enjoyment of the artworks.

Today (Sat 14 August) we are open from 10am till 4pm

It’s your last chance to catch Edward Grant’s art on the walls before we close 13-24 August for holiday & rehang.

Kirby1web‘All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly’
An exhibition of Cameraless Photography by Alun Kirby

Opening night: Fri 25 August (Artist is present from 7pm)
Artist Talk: Sat 26 August 2pm
Live Music: Sat 26 August from 8.30pm
Cyanotype workshop: Sat 9 Sept 9:30am-3:30pm (cost £55 – book here)

The Gallery and pop-up bar & café will be open 11am-10pm throughout the August Bank Holiday weekend.


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 )

Edward Grant
When The Image Is New, The World Is Neweddie04Edward Grant is a recent graduate from Leeds College of Art. This exhibition, When The Image Is New, The World Is New, presents his latest body of work, most of which was completed in 2017 while Edward maintained a studio at the School House Gallery.

Edward’s dynamic practice draws on influences as diverse as the classic sci-fi genre, the female form, modernist sculpture and architecture, ‘degenerate art’ and Abstract Expressionism. He employs techniques such as the use of thick brush strokes, applying oil paints directly from the tube onto the canvas and painting quickly. This is done in the effort to communicate a state of mind at the precise moment of working the paint.

As Edward explains: ‘I want my use of bright colour and varied texture to encroach into the viewer’s environment. The work is part of an ongoing series inspired by sculptural forms, the human psyche, the semiconscious and imagery from dreams.’

Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm (until Sat 12 August, then by appointment only until 24 August: call 07766 656030)

Alun Kirby, ‘All Small Things Must Evolve Slowly’.
An exhibition of cyanotypes, origami and filmless photography.
Opens 25 August, runs to end of September.
Featuring the return of our pop-up bar during the Bank Holiday Weekend (11am-10pm)

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

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