Kentmere House Art Gallery




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Kentmere House Art Gallery


Kentmere House Gallery, close to the centre of York, exhibits exciting and original work by professional living artists from Yorkshire and further afield.

Nationally-known artists are shown alongside talented newcomers, a deliberate policy of giving encouragement to the latter and enabling purchasers to back their own judgements.

Some of the artists on permanent display are Jack Hellewell, John Thornton, Tessa Newcomb, Susan Bower, David Greenwood, Keith Roper, Freya Horsley, Anne Kilvington, Elaine Turnbull & Alfred Huckett.

About us

The gallery is owned by Ann and David Petherick. Ann moved to York from Suffolk in 1979 and was amazed to find that there was no contemporary gallery. She therefore set up Grape Lane Gallery with two partners in 1984. Having visited galleries in private houses in other parts of the country she was attracted to the idea and Kentmere House was chosen for the purpose. The gallery opened here in 1991.

Opening hours

As the gallery is our home you are welcome to visit anytime, with just a phone call in advance to check.

Otherwise every Thursday evening, 6-9pm

And the first weekend of every month, 11am-5pm each day.

Kentmere House
Inside Kentmere House

Kentmere House is a different kind of gallery, with original art displayed in the relaxed setting of a fine Victorian house, overlooking York’s famous Knavesmire.

The gallery is friendly and unpretentious, offering advice both to new purchasers and established collectors.

Kentmere House stairwell
Ann Petherick, Kentmere House, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York, YO24 1DF   01904 656507