14 Colliergate York YO1 8BP 01904 411444 office@village-on-the-web.com

About village gallery

We sell a great selection of antique, less-old and new art, craft, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture and silver. We are Lalique specialists (and York’s official stockist), offer a bespoke jewellery service, and additionally have rolling exhibitions of work by mainly local artists. Artists currently being showcased include Edward Waites, Glynn Barker, Meg Ashley, Kit Hemsley, Ruth Foster,  Ralph Shuttleworth and Suzanne Kelly.

Current exhibitions

Our main upstairs exhibition is “Forms in motion”, featuring the works of York artist Tim Pearce. Tim is a painter and ceramicist in equal measure, informed by a cubist sensitivity to form, colour and rhythm. Following a successful career as an art educator in South Yorkshire schools Tim has, since moving to York, intensified his creativity on a full-time basis. Working full-time has enabled Tim to develop his passionate involvement with what might loosely be described as a cubist aesthetic, which has often characterised his most intense and rewarding painterly achievements where diverse, man-made and natural stimuli are interpreted through experimentally abstracted imagery. In his paintings, whatever the precise subject of any individual piece may be, the dominant theme of his work (abstract or representational) is the rendering of movement on a static surface. The frequent depiction of events and life forms in motion where the passage of time (often in seconds) is condensed into a single image is a strand which runs through much of his 2D creativity. And he has recently seized the opportunity to extend his fascination for geometric fragmentation, rhythmically intersecting planes and the ambiguous articulations of negative space into his sculptural ceramics too. Tim’s sensitivity to a cubo-futurist vocabulary characterised by the use of shifting perspectives, geometric dislocations, and playful ambiguities is further enriched by his responsiveness to a wide range of stimuli. Tim’s exhibition runs until Saturday 27th August. Meanwhile downstairs … Summer is a time when many couples choose to get engaged and married and the rest of us get out and about as much as we can. We have an extensive range of new and pre-owned jewellery for any occasion, not just weddings. Whether you are a bride, groom, partygoer or just take pride in your appearance, check us out … and if we haven’t got what you want, we have several artist/jewellers with a range of styles we can call on to produce that special bespoke item just for you.

Opening hours

village gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am until 4pm. Of course, you could just stay in and shop from your pc - our website is open for business 24 x 7.

Online

To browse through our stock, please visit our sister site at https://www.village-on-the-web.com. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - #wedounique.