Lots on at York’s pop-up art space

Lots on at York’s pop-up art space

York's pop-up art gallery has revealed its line up of artists through until the end of July – and there's a fascinating mix of the local and the global.

The York BID teamed up with Blank Canvas (part of the Skippko charity) to turn the empty shop at 60 Goodramgate into a temporary exhibition space.

Hundreds of people have visited the gallery and seen work by a range of different artists.

Blank Canvas has now unveiled its programme for the next seven weeks. The full details are below – well worth a few visits.


22 May - 11 June: Inspired Art Group

The space is to be used to showcase a group of artists who regularly exhibit together called Inspired. All live in York and have their studios in York:

  • Jo Bagshaw - Silver Jewellery
  • Petra Bradley – Textiles
  • Adrienne French – Painter
  • Catherine Boyne-Whitelegg – Ceramics.   


12 - 18 June: Jesus Sanchez and Gemma Clough

Jesus is a Spanish artist now living and working in York. He will be displaying a selection of works in painting, drawing and sculpture.  

Gemma Clough creates beautiful handmade goodies, that are all unique and individually made with love.

She is from York and is the designer and seamstress of all the items she creates.


19 - 25 June:  Stretch in the Space

Stretch is an arts charity based in York with a national remit of working with marginalised people, returning citizens, homeless and mental health patients.

Stretch uses the arts, culture and digital creativity to impact positively on people's’ lives. Stretch believes in equality, fairness and access to opportunities enabling unrepresented voices to be heard, be equal and feel happier. We aim to allow people to take their cultural stake in museums, galleries, the arts and creative digital media

We have a collection of ‘Outsider Art’ - films, installations, photographs and artworks we will be showing in the space. We will have a projector and screen and will be showing a selection of ‘digital stories’ that we have made with prisoners and homeless groups. We want to raise awareness about the ‘outsider- voice’ and about the work of the charity Stretch. The space will be curated by Carlotta Allum and Dean Stalham, both former prisoners and community artists - we hope to include some poetry and spoken word presentations.


26 June - 9 July: Carolyn Coles

Local artist Carolyn Coles will be exhibiting her landscape and seascape paintings and providing live painting demonstrations.


17 - 23 July: For Future's Sake exhibition

For Future's Sake is an exhibition to promote the use of sustainable materials, whether that is within the theme of the work, or, the materials sourced. The exhibition is based on eco resourcing, sustainable materials and found objects.

It will also have an underlying abstract theme incorporating 2d, 3d and sound. Open to National and International artists. We are looking for a strong eco, recycling and upcycling message. Other Concepts welcome, as long as the underlying theme is adhered to.

Living in such a throw away society, what can be done to change our future? how can we educate the next generation to think of ways to reuse materials and extend the life of the beautiful planet we live on?


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