The Stained Glass Centre at St Martin cum Gregory will be open for Heritage Open Days on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2021 between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm. A rare opportunity to visit one of York’s most beautiful ‘secret’ buildings and learn about the art and craft of stained glass.
Stained glass experts will be on hand for demonstrations and discussions, with tours of the Centre at 1.30pm on Saturday and 11.30 am and 1.30pm on Sunday. There will be stalls selling stained glass pieces and books on stained glass, art, architecture and history.
Please join us in this historic Grade I listed building for family-friendly activities, including an opportunity to try your hand at glass painting.
Our Autumn Lecture will be given by Katie Harrison, WRoCAH-funded Doctoral Student at the University of York, on the Life of St. Cuthbert Window at York Minster. The lecture will be held on Thursday 15th November at 6.30pm. More details can be found by clicking here
The Stained Glass Centre will be again the venue for some fantastic stained glass workshops taught by Ann Sotheran, Fellow of the British Society of Master Glass Painters. Click here for more information on how to book a place!
It’s that time of year again… and we will be ushering in the festive season with our now traditional carol singing and ringing. The Acomb Community Choir and St Wilfrid’s Handbell Ringers will be performing from 4 pm onwards, and mince pies and mulled wine will be served. Entry is free and all are welcome!
We are one week away from the opening of Harold Gosney’s exhibition at the Stained Glass Centre! From the 9th September to the 1st October the Stained Glass Centre will be open daily from 11am – 4pm to showcase this incredible collection of sculptural work, paintings and drawings. The Stained Glass Centre is honoured to be hosting a retrospective exhibition of Harold Gosney’s work, ‘My Life as an Artist’, this Autumn. Over 60 years of creative work by Yorkshire artist Harold Gosney will be on display at the Stained Glass Centre. After successful exhibitions in Ripon, Grimsby and Scunthorpe between 2013 and 2016, this new exhibition opens to the public on September 9th and brings together a wide range of sculpture, drawings and paintings, including work not seen in public before. This is a unique opportunity to see up close his beautiful sculptures and paintings, with an accompanying display of preliminary sketches and studies.
A number of Harold’s commissioned works are in the public domain notably at York Art Gallery, and on permanent display in Ripon and Chester Cathedrals. As a rule, Mr. Gosney does not sell his work, but to celebrate his 80th birthday and retrospective exhibition, is very generously offering two lots for auction, with all proceeds being donated to the Stained Glass Trust.
The auction is to be held online, and will go live from the 8th September at 6:30pm until the 28th October at 3.30pm. Two lots are to be listed. The first lot is for ‘Equine Head’, a beautiful hand-carved mahogany sculpture, with a starting price of £400. The second lot is for two framed drawings relating to ‘Equine Head’, with a starting price of £150. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase Gosney’s work! The link to the page is below, and although bidding will not be open until the 8th September at 6:30pm, the page can be accessed and bookmarked in preparation:
The Stained Glass Centre is also pleased to announce that Harold will be hosting a private event for the Friends of the Stained Glass Centre. Those with current subscriptions will be invited to attend a private viewing with the artist during the exhibition period. If you are interested in joining as a Friend, click here, or email [email protected] for more details.
The Stained Glass Centre will be the venue for a ledgerstone study day: learn how to record ledgerstones for the Ledgerstone Survey of England and Wales (LSEW). The LSEW and the Churches Conservation Trust will be delivering this study day at the Stained Glass Centre, and if you would like to book a place simply fill out this form and send it with a £5 cheque to:
Jane Hedley 3 The Terrace Boston Spa Wetherby West Yorkshire LS23 6AH
Or email Jane Hedley to request details for how to pay via online banking – [email protected] (please ensure you also attach the booking form to the email)