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Welcome to York Art Workers' Association

The York Art Workers' Association is an eclectic group of craftsmen, artists, conservators, academics and others who share a serious interest in the design of buildings, interiors and landscapes. Members represent architectural craftsmanship, other applied arts, fine arts, architecture and conservation. We welcome not only practitioners in these fields but anyone with a keen interest or appreciation of art & design.

We exist to extend and share our knowledge and experience through a programme of monthly talks at Jacob’s Well, normally on the first Monday of the month, doors open at 7pm. We also organise occasional courses, workshops, outings & social events. Our talks are open anyone with an interest in the arts.

 (please note that the 2020 programme has since been changed and events cancelled due to Covid-19)

If you would like to know more about the association please feel free to get in contact, we will be happy to offer advice on becoming a member.



YAWA during COVID-19: Update on our programme

Now that some events and venues are opening up again, we thought we should update you on the York Artworkers' Association schedule. 

Taking into account the confined space of Jacob's Well and the practicalities of social distancing, we have made the decision to continue the suspension of all meetings and events for the rest of 2020. We hope that guidance will allow us to start our evenings again in 2021 and we will of course let you know as soon as we have anything confirmed. We are currently talking to speakers about rearranging cancelled events for next year.

Meanwhile, many of our members are still busy being creative and enjoying the arts! Please visit their websites and follow them on social media to support their practices and keep up to date with their news.

We are planning another YAWA update nearer Christmas to let you know how plans are progressing, so watch this space…

Best wishes, the YAWA Team

Rob Oldfield, hard at work in his workshop