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Colour and Light Event - in partnership with York Art Gallery

Runs until Sunday, 25 February 2024 (See all dates)

18:00 - 21:00
York Art Gallery, York, YO1 7EW

York BID announces the return of Colour & Light for 2024, in partnership with York Art Gallery.

From 7th - 25th February 2024, this innovative project will transform part of the city with a vibrant light installation during the colder winter months, creating a magical and memorable experience for visitors and residents alike.  

Colour & Light is a high impact and large-scale visual arts project, using 3D projection mapping to bring York’s iconic buildings to life. The project was launched in 2023 in partnership with York Minster.

This year, York BID is thrilled to be working with York Museums Trust to illuminate the façade of York Art Gallery. Colour & Light is a non-ticketed, free event. The projection will play every 10 minutes, between 6-9pm daily.

 Carl Alsop, York BID’s Operations Manager, said:

 ‘It’s a great privilege to host a free event in the city during a quieter time of the year. It was incredible to see the cultural benefit to York throughout our 2023 event; highlights included over 45,000 viewers and some local restaurants even running out of food due to popularity! We’re looking forward to building on that success with this year’s display, which is bound to create a positive impact for residents and visitors alike.’

 Richard Saward, York Museums Trust’s Head of Visitor Experience and Commercial, said:

 "We are thrilled to be involved with York BID's Colour & Light show and look forward to seeing the gallery's frontage brought to life. This event will kick off a fantastic season at York Art Gallery. The Aesthetica Art Prize 2024 exhibition will open on 15th February and 'National Treasure' Claude Monet's painting The Waterlily-Pond will be on display in York from 10th May to celebrate the 200th birthday of the National Gallery."


York Art Gallery
Exhibitiion Square

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