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Events - 27 Sep 18

Early Year Explorers – Shoes – Thu 27 Sep 2018

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Early Years Explorers – Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’s collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Shoes – Try on the costumes, explore the ‘Shaping the Body’ exhibition and listen to the story of ‘The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe’.

Sessions are FREE for kids, museum admission applies for adults* – click here to book through Eventbrite.

*Free entry for adults with a YMT Card – 12 months of unlimited access to all York Museums Trust sites.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 27 Sep 2018

Exterior photo of York Castle Museum's 'Women's Prison' building opposite the Eye of York

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

Please note: this talk has now finished. For our upcoming events, see our events calendar.

Join one of our knowledgeable volunteers every Tuesday and Thursday for a free talk from 12pm. The subject will vary but will relate to one of the displays in the museum.

Included in admission, no need to book.

Please note that as these talks are volunteer-led, we cannot guarantee that they will always take place. Please ring ahead on 01904 687687 or check with our Welcome Team on arrival in case of cancellation.

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Isaac Julien in conversation with Mike Stubbs – Thu 27 Sep 2018

A woman walking through an art installation. The ground is covered in what looks like snow.

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Isaac Julien’s work Stones Against Diamonds in the York Art Gallery exhibition Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars features the breathtaking scenery of glistening ice caves in the remote Vatnajökull region of South East Iceland, Austurland. The artwork draws inspiration from a letter written by Brazilian architect Bo Bardi’s letter, where she praises the beauty of semi-precious gems over preferred precious stones, such as diamonds. Creation of this ambitious work necessitated a five-day shoot in sub-zero temperatures and involved a fifty-strong crew.

Join internationally-acclaimed, Turner Prize nominated filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien CBE RA in discussion with Mike Stubbs, exhibition curator and Director of FACT, Liverpool (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) to hear about the inspiration and challenges behind this extraordinary work.

Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars is curated by Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT Liverpool, in partnership with York Museums Trust and York Mediale. Featuring moving image, new media and interactive artwork, the exhibition explores geological strata through a poetic layering of human curiosity, exploration and reflections on the universe.

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Isaac Julien in conversation with Mike Stubbs – Thu 27 Sep 2018

A woman walking through an art installation. The ground is covered in what looks like snow.

Date: Thursday 27 September 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Isaac Julien’s work Stones Against Diamonds in the York Art Gallery exhibition Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars features the breathtaking scenery of glistening ice caves in the remote Vatnajökull region of South East Iceland, Austurland. The artwork draws inspiration from a letter written by Brazilian architect Bo Bardi’s letter, where she praises the beauty of semi-precious gems over preferred precious stones, such as diamonds. Creation of this ambitious work necessitated a five-day shoot in sub-zero temperatures and involved a fifty-strong crew.

Join internationally-acclaimed, Turner Prize nominated filmmaker and installation artist Isaac Julien CBE RA in discussion with Mike Stubbs, exhibition curator and Director of FACT, Liverpool (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) to hear about the inspiration and challenges behind this extraordinary work.

Strata – Rock – Dust – Stars is curated by Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT Liverpool, in partnership with York Museums Trust and York Mediale. Featuring moving image, new media and interactive artwork, the exhibition explores geological strata through a poetic layering of human curiosity, exploration and reflections on the universe.

To book tickets please click here: Isaac Julien in conversation with Mike Stubbs

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