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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Tue 26 Feb 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Four-day Teen Art School – Wed 27 Feb 2019

When All is Quiet. Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery. 14 December 2018 to 10 March 2019. Copyright Dani Beck.

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join sound artist Rebecca Glover and foley artist Sue Harding for an exciting exploration of the Gallery’s art collection through sound.

Using When All is Quiet as inspiration:

  • learn how to ‘sculpt’ with sound
  • imagine the ‘sonic worlds’ that different objects in our collection may have experienced
  • record your own soundtracks inspired by our objects
  • discover the world of foley recording techniques

Not only that, but members of Kaiser Chiefs will be visiting on the final day of the course to see the work inspired by the exhibition, and to chat to attendees about their personal highlights.

This workshop:

  • is suitable for young people aged 13-17
  • takes place Tuesday 26 February – Friday 1 March 2019, 11am-4pm, including a lunch break
  • is free for children aged 16 and under. For the discounts we have available for 17 year olds, please see our visitor information page

Click here to book your tickets.

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Automaton Clock: Talk and Demonstration – Wed 27 Feb 2019

A person placing their gloved hand on a highly decorated clock.

Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us for this talk on the Automaton Clock, an extravagant clock featuring moving figures and sound.

In this talk, we’ll discuss this fascinating clock and what we know about its history. Afterwards, we’ll activate the clock so you can see its many decorations brought to life.

The talk starts at 2pm, will last between 5-10 minutes and is included with your gallery admission. For our admission prices, please see our visitor information page.

In the meantime, why not see some of the other fascinating objects in our collection?

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Four-day Teen Art School – Thu 28 Feb 2019

When All is Quiet. Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery. 14 December 2018 to 10 March 2019. Copyright Dani Beck.

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join sound artist Rebecca Glover and foley artist Sue Harding for an exciting exploration of the Gallery’s art collection through sound.

Using When All is Quiet as inspiration:

  • learn how to ‘sculpt’ with sound
  • imagine the ‘sonic worlds’ that different objects in our collection may have experienced
  • record your own soundtracks inspired by our objects
  • discover the world of foley recording techniques

Not only that, but members of Kaiser Chiefs will be visiting on the final day of the course to see the work inspired by the exhibition, and to chat to attendees about their personal highlights.

This workshop:

  • is suitable for young people aged 13-17
  • takes place Tuesday 26 February – Friday 1 March 2019, 11am-4pm, including a lunch break
  • is free for children aged 16 and under. For the discounts we have available for 17 year olds, please see our visitor information page

Click here to book your tickets.

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York Observatory Open Day – Thu 28 Feb 2019

A building with a triangular roof in a public outdoor space.

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Built in 1832 and 1833 and restored in 1981, York Observatory (which is nestled in York Museum Gardens) is the oldest working observatory in Yorkshire.

It houses a 4inch refractor telescope made by Thomas Cooke in 1850.

Opening hours are subject to the availability of volunteers, so please contact us ahead of your visit.

Our open days are free and there’s no need to book.

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Volunteer’s Gallery Talk – Thu 28 Feb 2019

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

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Castle Museum

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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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Thu 28 Feb 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Thursday 28 February 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Four-day Teen Art School – Fri 1 Mar 2019

When All is Quiet. Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery. 14 December 2018 to 10 March 2019. Copyright Dani Beck.

Date: Friday 1 March 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join sound artist Rebecca Glover and foley artist Sue Harding for an exciting exploration of the Gallery’s art collection through sound.

Using When All is Quiet as inspiration:

  • learn how to ‘sculpt’ with sound
  • imagine the ‘sonic worlds’ that different objects in our collection may have experienced
  • record your own soundtracks inspired by our objects
  • discover the world of foley recording techniques

Not only that, but members of Kaiser Chiefs will be visiting on the final day of the course to see the work inspired by the exhibition, and to chat to attendees about their personal highlights.

This workshop:

  • is suitable for young people aged 13-17
  • takes place Tuesday 26 February – Friday 1 March 2019, 11am-4pm, including a lunch break
  • is free for children aged 16 and under. For the discounts we have available for 17 year olds, please see our visitor information page

Click here to book your tickets.

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Visitor Experience Team Talks – Fri 1 Mar 2019

A statue of a head. The statue is next to a portrait.

Date: Friday 1 March 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our Visitor Experience Team for talks based on York Art Gallery’s collections and exhibitions.

The talks take place between 2-3pm every day (expect Wednesdays and Saturdays) and are free with gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

For more details, please ask Admissions on the day of your visit.

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Saturday Teen Art School – Sat 2 Mar 2019

When All is Quiet. Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery. 14 December 2018 to 10 March 2019. Copyright Dani Beck.

Date: Saturday 2 March 2019, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join foley artist Sue Harding and explore the fascinating collections at York Art Gallery using sound.

Learn how to ‘sculpt’ with sound and tell stories using foley recording techniques, taking When All is Quiet as inspiration.

This event takes place 11am-4pm, including a lunch break, and is included with your gallery admission.

Click here to book your place.

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