THE Arts Council has confirmed it is giving a £3.5 million lottery grant towards a massive revamp of York Art Gallery.

The gallery is due to close on December 31 for an £8 million re-development, which will include a stunning new gallery in a ‘secret’ room in the original Victorian roofspace. The whole gallery is set to reopen at Easter 2015.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk