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York Open Studios

York Open Studios

IMG 1268Three members of the art department at St Peter's School will be exhibiting as part of Open Studios York 2018.

Members of the public are welcome to attend at Whitestone Gallery between 10am and 5pm on the following dates:

  • 14 and 15 April
  • 21 and 22 April

Light refreshments will be available.

Directions and access

We are Venue no. 35 on the York Open Studios Map.

Access to the gallery is via St Olave's School entrance at the end of Queen Anne's Road. Please use YO30 7WA as your googlemaps reference. 

No parking is available on site. Please park at public car parks at Bootham Row Car Park (YO30 7BP) or Marygate Car Park (YO30 7DT). Both are a short walk to the Gallery.

There is no admission through St Peter's School Main Building.

Chris Hall

Chris trained at Hull College of Art, the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University, where he specialised in printmaking.

Chris grew up in Flamborough on the Yorkshire coast. 

Much of his work draws from the landscape around Flamborough Head, Bempton Cliffs and Spurn Point; where the prevailing north easterly wind has forced the hedgerows to grow at strange angles, providing permanent evidence of the wind's direction. 

Artist Biography

Latterly he has used the tidal flats of Scotland’s Galloway coast to inform his work.

Hot wax and caustic soda is used with lino to make relief plates. The plates are overlaid to print layers of transparent colour to produce images which focus on horizons punctuated with vertical and curved structures.

Chris has taught art at St Peter’s School for almost 30 years, where he specialises in printmaking.

Charlotte Chisholm

Charlotte Chisholm studied Fine Art Sculpture in Bristol from 1992 until 1995 where she dabbled in a rich variety of different media including concrete, salt, honey and oil.

Drawing however has always been at the core of her practice, although as in her sculpture the materials that she uses to draw with remain significant.

Artist Biography

Gesso has always been a favourite, as have charcoal and oil… all substances with a rich presence in the development of Art throughout the ages.

Charlotte divides her time between being Head of Art at St Peters School, and painting in her studio in Cumbria.

Hazel Battersby

Hazel Battersby is an artist and Art teacher who has lived in York for the last three years. Her work is predominantly painting, although also includes drawing, printmaking and mixed media.

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Her current work is inspired by how natural and man-made structures deteriorate and crumble and the shapes, forms and textures that are exposed.

Artist Biography

She has exhibited at the Scottish Society of Artists Open Exhibition and the Royal Glasgow institute of Fine Arts.