York School of Art

June 2011

The former service hostel buildings behind York Art Gallery were used after the war as the Marygate Centre, for further education and evening classes. A section was used by York School of Art (their website includes some fab photos from the 50s-60s, including the long-forgotten sight of cars parked in Exhibition Square).

Plan highlighting buildings used by York School of Art. Many thanks to John C.

The art school already occupied one side of the art gallery, and later expanded to use part of these buildings behind it. Many thanks to John C, a former student, for the illustration. The areas used by York Art School are marked in orange.


  1. Studied graphics at York School of Art in the 60’s and frequently used one of the huts for silk screening and photography lessons – wonderful times!!
    Don’t seem to be able to access the art school website, would love to see some of the photos!

  2. Please let me know if you find a website or other contact information

  3. Clive Quinn

    Studied at the Art school ’63-’64. Magic time.

    • Christine Crowley (nee Wright)

      I was there in the 60’s and I am sure I remember you Clive Quinn !

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