York Open Studios

York Open Studios

Chris Hall Artwork

Members of the art department at St Peter's School will be exhibiting as part of Open Studios York 2019.

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

- 6 and 7 April 2019

- 13 and 14 April 2019

Light refreshments will be available.

Directions and access

We are Venue no. 12 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. 

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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.

Chris uses caustic soda to etch lino; he combines this with monoprint to depict the Yorkshire coast. The intention is to create a sense of place without direct reference to it.

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

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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.

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The work comes from the process of making, using a combination of media. The subject matter is whatever comes to mind but tends to return to ‘place’ and ‘memory’.

Artist Biography

She has exhibited her work nationally in solo and mixed shows and this is the second time she has taken part in York Open Studios

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Hazel Battersby

Hazel Battersby is a Scottish artist inspired by her surroundings. These include parts of Scotland where she regularly visits, Beijing where she lived for three years and now Yorkshire where she is now based.

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Inspired by structure and surface. Through drawing and collage, both abstract and descriptive properties develop, and as work extends into paintings this continues to shift and change.

Artist Biography

She studied at The Glasgow School of Art and has exhibited in Scotland with the Royal Glasgow Institute and the Scottish Society of Artists as well as exhibiting in York, including with York Open Studios.

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Jane Wright

Jane studied as an oboist at the London Royal Academy of Music and as well as working as a musician, she has been awarded the RHS Gold Medal for botanical illustration.

Jane Wright
Detailed and intricate portraits, sometimes larger than life, of botanical and natural forms in watercolour, graphite and silverpoint.

Artist Biography

Her work is included in the Hunt Institute Pittsburgh and in the Highgrove Florilegium, created under the umbrella of the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, recording the flora in the garden at Highgrove.

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Penny Phillips

Penny divides her time creating work from Pica Studios and teaching at St Peter's School, York.

Penny Phillips
Penny's work attempts to push the boundaries of clay to express the elemental energy of wild things. Penny has also begun exploring the possibilities of framed tile work.

Artist Biography

On returning from a residency in the USA in 2017, the surface decoration of her work has evolved in a more intricate and complex way, using layers of slips and oxides to support her overall fascination with textural surface. Emphasising the movement of her subjects, her work has also begun to experiment with scale.

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