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.


Penzance-based artist Kate Walters’ The Start that Falls from Heaven is an extraordinary, deeply moving exhibition of works in oil and watercolour that were predominantly completed on the isles of Shetland and IonaThe 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?


Friday 1 February 6-8pm; Artist’s talk 7pm approx.

You are warmly invited to join us on Friday 1 February for a ‘Post’view of the exhibition and a chance to meet Kate Walters and hear her talk about the work.

kate wall webJAZZ FRIDAYS

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Jazz Fridays in January and February owing to our trumpeter, Ian Chalk, being under doctor’s orders not to play following minor surgery. We wish Ian well in his recovery and hope to resume the first Friday in March.


Celebrated York-born artist Jake Attree returns to take up residence in our studio space, where he will embark on an ambitious new large scale two-panel View of York Minster.

Next residency date: Saturday 19 January.



Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February

11am – 4pm, £75 per day or £140 both days

Kate Walters is an extraordinary teacher. Speaking from personal experience we can say her workshops are revelatory and inspirational journeys into the depths of one’s creativity. Here is a rare chance to catch one or two days with Kate outside her home county of Cornwall:

1. Sat 2 Feb: Shamanic workshop on finding one’s totem animals, and working with them through the written word and drawn mark.

2. Sun 3 Feb: Memory and the body. Working shamanically and creatively to explore patterns, ties, blocks, joys and insights held by the body.

Contact Robert via email or on 07766656030 to book – places are strictly limited


Lunch this week is served from 12pm Thursday – Saturday. To reserve a table call Robert on 07766656030. This week’s menu includes:

A warming dish of slow cooked Puy lentils, aubergines and cherry tomatoes
French bean and buckwheat salad
Feta cheese dressed with olive oil and za’atar
Freshly baked flatbread


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We are delighted to announce a solo exhibition by the acclaimed Manchester based artist David Hancock. A Still Life brings together recent works on paper and will preview on Saturday 9 February from 6pm – save the date!


There are still some places available for our Vegetarian Burns Night Supper Club on January 25 2019. Tickets £40 to include welcome cocktail, three courses and a wee dram – contact Robert to book (07766 656030).

February’s Supper Club takes place on Friday 22 February.


16RPM is the new driving force behind the School House Gallery that celebrates the importance of slowing down and paying attention, applying the philosophy of the slow movement to all that the gallery offers. With a fresh team in the kitchen and a raft of upcoming guest chefs, 16RPM presents a daily lunchtime menu that is innovatively vegetarian, often Mediterranean and always delicious.


16RPM commissioned two new ceramics collections by Jo Davies (London) and Makiko Hastings (Harrogate) and these exclusive, beautiful sets of functional tableware can now be enjoyed (and bought!) in the cafe. Jo Davis has created a sumptuous white, hand thrown porcelain tea set with a gold lustre twist, whilst Makiko Hastings’ thrown stoneware 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.

Above: Makiko Hastings’ 16RPM pots on the draining cloth. As one satisfied customer put it: ‘It tastes even better eaten off these!’


(Above: York Theatre Royal’s Be SpectACTive conference delegates enjoy a private dinner)

Talk to us about using our fabulous space for your special events and celebrations. We can cater for intimate private dining parties (from 10 to 25 guests) or larger scale events, including Wedding Receptions.

‘Thank you so much for making our [birthday] celebration so memorable for our friends – and for us too. The menu attracted much approval and everyone enjoyed the food; the wine was excellent, the mocktail delightful. The gallery is a charming intimate space, perfect for our group of forty. Its setting under the city walls, in a beautiful garden beside one of York’s medieval guildhalls is delightful. Please thank all your also-charming and very discreet young helpers who made everything go so smoothly.’

Lewis Smith
October 2018

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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