art&York is a 3 day event celebrating art, design & contemporary craft at York Racecourse Events Centre, North Yorkshire.
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th October 2019
120 artists showcasing their own work and selling direct to the public.
Workshops, interactive areas, demonstrations, installations, artist talks, cafes & a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this lovely out of town venue.
Each artist, collective and gallery that takes part in the show will have their own exhibition stand to work within.
Please click the apply buttons below to find out more information – applications for 2019 are now live.
Image: Lucy Pass, 2017
We are looking for:
Individual Artists with unique, excellent quality, original artwork to apply to take part in the art&York 2019. Selected artists will be at the show each day, exhibiting and selling their own work, taking commissions and meeting the visitors and collectors.
DEADLINE: Midnight Sun 3rd March
Galleries & Collectives
We are looking for:
Art Galleries or Collectives of Fine Artists/Sculptors to apply to take part in our 3-day event in York. Selected galleries/collectives will be showcasing their collections of work each day, plus selling and taking commissions, meeting the visitors and collectors.
DEADLINE: Midnight Sun 3rd March
Newly Emerging Artists (practicing for 2 years or less) can apply for a subsidized and mentored space at art&York in October 2019 along with 6 months professional support. The RAW Talent Award is a mentoring & support scheme particularly aimed at those that have no or little experience in exhibiting in a retail show.
DEADLINE: Midnight Sun 3rd March
If you would like to create an installation showcasing throughout the event or create a growing installation at the show, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Installations need to create a unique visitor experience.
Wall mounted, hanging, floor & outdoor works all considered.
DEADLINE: Midnight Sun 26th May
Mixed Media Sculpture
Since graduating in 2001, I have plied all my time and energy into creating my work and have managed to gain both National and International recognition. I have mainly generated work for display in large themed/solo exhibitions, providing me with extensive experience at producing work that is of a high quality.
I find myself preoccupied with everyday life, but not my own- that of the fairy.
Consequently my sculptures place what can only be described as ‘fairies’ with machine-like contraptions. They depict fairies going about their everyday lives. Within my work my extraordinary objective is to realise the necessities and requirements that would be involved in ‘fairy life’: to provide everything a fairy would demand during its daily existence.
Samantha Bryan exhibited with us in York in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018, winning our ‘Outstanding Artist’ award in 2016. Find out more about her work and fairy life here…. Samantha Bryan
Examining the ever-present cohabitation & conflict between industry & nature, the work of artist Rebecca Appleby is a continual exploration of the contemporary urban landscape. Her sculptural ceramics are strongly defined by deft mark making & surface contusions, mimicking both the manufactured process of industry & the seemingly sporadic, yet calculated occurrences found in nature. Her works explore both the ephemeral & established solidity of her surroundings, offering the viewer thought provoking works that echo our everyday.
Her work has been exhibited & sold in the UK & abroad.
Rebecca Appleby exhibited with us in York in 2015, 2016 & 2017, also running a one-day ceramics workshop in 2015.
In 2016 Rebecca won The Jan & David Roberts Prize of a funded exhibition space at The Art Market YORK 2016. Jan & David Roberts describe Rebecca as “one of the most innovative and inspiring ceramists in the UK’.
Find out more about her work here….Rebecca Appleby
I aim to create spacial drama in my work – an intricate composition of colour, shape, texture and form which the viewer feels compelled to touch. hold and rotate to reveal the complex relationships. I love things which are interesting, varied, engaging and beautiful. I personally don’t respond to everything being uniform and minimal because it bores me.
Tony Laverick exhibited with us in York in 2015, 2016 & 2017, winning our ‘Best Presented Stand’ award in 2016. To find out more about his work visit: Tony Laverick
Jim is a mechanical sculptor interested in the ‘constant struggle to exist’ and ‘the ways in which we are altered by time’.
He create’s kinetic sculptures and has exhibited widely. Within his work he uses motors, pneumatics and armatures that by ‘sedulously aping our daily routines seem almost embarrassed to find themselves mocking human notions of constancy’.
Jim Bond exhibited with us in 2015 & 2016 as a solo artist and also as an installation artist as part of his joint venture KPA. Jim also exhibited with us in 2018 as well as doing an Artist Talk for us about his work. Find out more about Jim Bond.
Jennie makes jewellery in precious metals set with rough, antique, natural and brilliant diamonds as well as semi precious stones and enamels.
Forms are a combination of organic and man made, most pieces are one offs and brushed and burnished to give a sense of history and depth.
Jennie graduated in Sheffield in 1991 and has had a workshop there for over 20 years.
Jennie Gill exhibited with us in York in 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. Find out more about her work here…. Jennie Gill
Paintings & Sculpture
When the other kids at school were playing football, I was laid on my back in the grass looking for skylarks! I have never lost this intense fascination for the natural world. I count myself lucky to have travelled the globe and have drawn, painted and sculpted in some of the remotest areas of the world. Rainforest’s of Madagascar, African savannah’s, tiger forests in India and coral reefs of Jamaica have all richly rewarded me with inspiration. I view myself as a ‘creator of things’ as I love being able to sculpt one day then go field sketching the next. This keeps the creative process fresh for me as an artist.
David Cemmick exhibited with us in York in 2015 & 2016 and also demonstrated at both events. Find out more about his work here…. David Cemmick
My work is constructed with numerous planes and perspectives, allowing the onlooker to look inside to a world of contorted shadows. Sculptures often appear to float, with no visible flat base. This creates a tension with the work and its surroundings. The structures, initially overpowering, hold delicate and enticing surfaces. The many hours I spend refining, scraping and sanding the clay creates the gentle flowing curves. The dark and light granulated surfaces create imposing shadows that invite a closer inspection.
My work is currently on permanent exhibition at The Contemporary Ceramics Gallery in London and is purchased by private collectors and interior designers.
James Oughtibridge exhibited with us in York in 2015 & 2016 and also demonstrated his making processes and delivered an artist talk at our 2017 show. Find out more about his work here…. James Oughtibridge
My approach to digital printmaking combines an interest in landscape, aesthetics and particularly design. Working from my studio overlooking the harbour at Staithes.
I work digitally and reductively, stripping away the topographical and stylising the landscape to create a logo-type symbol of an actual place.
I have developed a visual approach that mediates the traditional conventions of landscape and the Modernist aesthetic, and am increasingly drawn to contemporary man-made landscapes, the concrete modernism of urban architecture.
Always in the pursuit of a minimal outcome, I use the current digital technology at my disposal and experiment with print onto various commercial substrates, such as metal, glass and highly reflective surfaces.
Ian Mitchell exhibited with us in York in 2015 & 2016 and then exhibited as his gallery ‘Staithes Studio’ at our 2017 & 2018 events. Find out more about his work here….Ian Mitchell
I am a textile artist based in West Yorkshire. I work with a combination of fibres, threads, print and machine stitching to create felted wall pieces with a contemporary and refined feel.
Using the traditional wet felting technique, I apply fibres as one would paint, responding to the physical transformation which occurs before me. I look onto it as a conversation with wool, gently teasing and taming the fibres to my thoughts, whilst constructing layers of transparency, colour and texture. Inspired by the landscape, my work reflects my perception of the land and sky around me, as it breathes ever-changing colours and moods.
I currently work from an open studio at the Artworks in Halifax, where I enjoy a rich interaction with other artists and varied art forms.
I regularly show my work at art fairs and galleries across the UK. My work is held in private collections in the UK, Canada, USA and France.
Valérie Wartelle exhibited with us in York in 2015 & 2016. Find out more about her work here….Valérie Wartelle
Modern Abstract Paintings
My name is Guy “Guigs” Wilkinson and I’m a modern abstract artist based in Yorkshire, UK.
My work comes from how paint and colour develop, collide & mix from movement, which creates a visual language of shape, form and composition that aims to create interest, curiosity and a depiction of imagery, and this is purely provided by my obsession with the below quote –
“In the world today where everything is organised, pre-planned and scheduled its nice to know that the accidental things are still essential in order to make life more effervescent.”
The concept of accidental creation and the idea of beauty by coincidence are fascinating… can i produce work by accident? how do i engineer coincidence?
Guigs Art exhibited with us in York in 2016. Find out more about Guy’s work here….Guigs Art
Helaina loves the old way of life and believes in doing things the right way. She is inspired by tradition, old fashion values and having afternoon tea in beautiful surroundings, preferably from the Edwardian period…
Illustrations turned into wire works after a college lecturer placed some wire into her hands because he wanted Helaina to make something in 3D and she kept drawing. The rest is… ‘wirework history’.
Helaina is three times winner of ‘The Wow Factor’ at The British Craft Trade Fair.
David Hockney owns two pieces of work from Helaina’s collection.
Helaina Sharpley has regularly exhibited with us in Holmfirth over the past 10 years and also in York in 2015 & 2016. In 2018 she came back as one of our Made in a Day artists where she created a unique piece of work in a day live at the show. Find out more about her work here….Helaina Sharpley
Domestic Porcelain Ceramics
I grew up in the 1970’s ‘Good Life‘ in the Upper Eden Valley, here I unearthed a dislike for boiled parsnips, but also a deep rooted appreciation for the handmade, the well-made, the understated and the beauty in variation.
I studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1990 – 1994 – specialising in Ceramics under Archie McCall.
Hand thrown in Valentines ‘Royale’ porcelain and dip-glazed, I hope that my pots project a peaceful honesty in their un-precious yet considered form.
Rebecca Callis exhibited with us in York in 2015 & 2016. Find out more about her work here….Rebecca Callis
I’ve been a professional sculptor since graduating from Leeds Met Uni in 1992 with a degree in furniture design. I clearly remember my tutor taking me to one side during my assessment and insisting that I’d placed too much emphasis on the monkey with the torch (an angle-poise lamp that I was particularly proud of). I realised then that furniture design wasn’t for me and embarked on a career as wildlife sculptor.
Since then I’ve has tackled many animal subjects – such as crabs, dinosaurs and gorillas, but have tended to specialize in reptiles and birds.
I aim to create sculptures with life and character and produce large sculptures that are suitable for a life outdoors and a range of small indoor pieces.
David Cooke has regulary exhibited with us in Holmfirth over the past 10 years and also exhibited with us in York in 2016. Find out more about his work here….David Cooke