The York Art Gallery
re-opens on August 1st 2015 after a long closure for re-development.
A new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) with two large exhibition
spaces has been created to showcase the York Museum's Trust's
vast collection of studio pottery.
The large exhibition hall features Clare Twomey's Manifest:
10,000 Hours installation, Grayson Perry's Melanie from
his The Three Graces alongside permanent exhibition cases
featuring work from prominent British studio potters.
The second exhibition space has a magnificent 17 metre wall of pots
together with a fascinating area where works donated by
the collector Anthony Shaw are displayed in a mock up of
Anthony's home enabling visitors to sit down and experience
living with works of art.
I would like to thank all concerned, the York Art Gallery
now has a truly world class venue to showcase the largest
collection of British studio pottery in the world.
These images were taken at the preview event on July 27th
when CoCA was officially opened by Lars Tharp.