Study Days

York Gallery Study Day Report

York Gallery Study Day Report

Study Day at York Art Gallery

Twenty members enjoyed a Study Day on 7 December. We began by touring the Treasurer’s House, and learnt from the room stewards that Frank Green, a wealthy Wakefield industrialist and avid collector, had bought the house in 1897 when it was sub-divided into separate houses, and spent time refurbishing, altering and furnishing it appropriately, ensuring that the items of furniture he purchased remained in his chosen position by inserting studs in the floors to indicate where the pieces should stand (we all spent time searching for the almost invisible stud heads). The stewards explained about the furniture and decoration, as well as telling us anecdotes about Frank Green and his friends, who included members of the Royal family.

The Art Gallery was our destination in the afternoon. Having been split into two groups, we were taken outside to learn about the history and architecture of the building, before returning to the warmth of the new Ceramics Galleries. Dorothy Nott, who took the group I was in, was a knowledgeable and expert guide, and we were able to spend time examining the pottery and learning about the distinguished potters who created them and the generous donors who had gifted their collections. There was time for a brief visit into the Burton Gallery, where we were able to admire a new acquisition, the Automaton Clock, and learn a little more about William Etty and some of the other painters and sculptors whose work was on display.

It was a most successful and interesting day, and thanks are due to Susan Elliott for organising this event.

Helen Byard


Ceramics gallery
Sultan's Bureau
Posted by vivalogue in News, Study Days

The Streets of York: Four Centuries of Change

Jubbergate 1910

31st October to 22 November 2018
£10 per person (members)

The Streets of York exhibition opens at the Maclagan Hall in St William’s College on October 31 and runs until November 22.

Public admission will be every weekday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.

And Wed 21st November  6.30pm - 8 pm

Entry £12 on the door.

The Streets of York book will include more than 300 illustrations and will be printed as a full-colour hardback by York Publishing Services, priced £30 (£20 for those who attend the exhibition).

All proceeds from both book and exhibition will go towards York Against Cancer, the York Minster Fund and York Civic Trust.

For private group bookings or more info contact

The Streets of York Exhibition Flyer 

The Streets of York special edition book purchase form

Print purchase form

Posted by vivalogue in Study Days