Introducing the Anthony Shaw Collection

The Anthony Shaw Collection is an important holding of contemporary ceramics, sculpture, two-dimensional art and other objects acquired by private collector Anthony Shaw. The collection began in the early 1970s and continues to grow, with new additions regularly being added. Originally kept in a domestic residence at Billing Place in West London, it is now on long term loan to York Art Gallery. Each year the collection is redisplayed in a purpose-built domestic space by Anthony Shaw or a guest curator.

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Current Display: Themes

‘Themes’ Curated by collector Anthony Shaw has opened at our Centre of Ceramic Art! The show features an exciting display from Shaw’s collection, with the aim of encouraging visitors to view and experience ceramics and art through a new perspective.
From themes such as ‘Thrown Forms’ representing the conception and beginning of Shaw’s collection, to ‘Black’ which highlights a theme of strong forms and statements, the display showcases a variety of work, and includes recent acquisitions from artists Gordon Baldwin, Kerry Jameson and Bryan Illsley.
‘Themes’ is included in York Art Gallery Free General Admission.