Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
The University art collection now benefits from a large, dedicated space at the heart of the gallery, revitalised in 2008. The Education Room houses the University's collection of drawings and other works on paper; it also offers designated space for private study, research and teaching, relating to both the collections and the exhibition programme. The Special Exhibitions Room provides a generous space for the annual programme of temporary exhibitions.
Mon - 1 - 5pm.
Tues - Sat - 10am - 5pm
The Collection consists mainly of European, principally British paintings, drawings and prints, dating from the 16th century up to the present day, with small collections of sculpture and photographs. There is also a collection of Yorkshire Pottery, as well as a small group of Chinese and Japanese art works. Since the late 19th century, a number of important gifts and bequests have provided the central core upon which the Art Collection has been built, contributing a variety of genre such as animal painting, seascape, rustic genre, landscape and portrait.
Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Performing Arts, Photography, World Cultures
Key artists and exhibits
- Camden Town Group
- Bloomsbury Group
- Gregory Fellows
- 20th-century British art
- van Ruysdael
- Edward Westoby
- George Morland
- Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
- John Singer Sargent
- Vanessa Bell
- Roger Fry
- Charles Ginner
- Duncan Grant
- Nina Hamnett
- Augustus John
- Edward Wadsworth
- David Jones
- Ben Nicholson
- Matthew Smith
- Henry Moore
- Ceri Richards
- Victor Pasmore
- Reg Butler
- Malcolm Drummond
- Jacob Epstein
- Terry Frost
- Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
- Harold Gilman
- William Ratcliffe
- Robert Bevan
- Spencer Gore
- Walter Sickert
- John Hoyland
- Jacob Kramer
- Alan Davie
- David Hockney
- Eduardo Paolozzi
- Tess Jaray
- Bridget Riley
FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2018
- 15 August — 3 November 2018 *on now
Now in its sixth year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) rewards the artistic excellence of students completing BA studies in Art and Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2018.
This exhibition showcases the work of this year's four finalists. The finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges from the Degree shows at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and School of Design at the University of Leeds.
The judging panel comprises Nigel Walsh, Contemporary Art Curator at Leeds Art Gallery, Amy Charlesworth, Lecturer in Art History with the Open University, and Luke Windsor, Deputy Dean of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds.
This year's finalists are:
Beth Windmill (BA Art and Design)
Hannah Marsh (BA Fine Art)
Katie Clark (BA Fine Art)
Tayisiya Shovgelia (BA Art and Design)
The finalists are collaborating with the Gallery team to create a group exhibition of their artwork. Themes explored by the finalists include intersectional feminism, the relationship between identity and memory, images of memento mori informed by fashion photography and the invisibility of black people in institutions.
In September, the judges will return to select the overall winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize. The 'Best in Show' graduating student artist of the year will receive £250. Each of the runners-up will receive £100 each to aid them in their developing career as artists. The prizes will be awarded by FUAM in an awards ceremony on 26 September 2018.
- Any age
Forgotten Victorian Women Translators: The religious lives and literary work of Susanna and Catherine Winkworth
- 12 September — 24 November 2018 *on now
Susanna and Catherine Winkworth were Victorian women who translated theological texts. They contributed to religious and intellectual debates in the mid-19th century. This was a bold undertaking because the field of theology was then dominated by men.
Discover a revealing selection of their photographs, private letters and published books. These include their lively correspondence with novelists Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte. The Winkworth's written memories of philosopher James Martineau and German Historian, Chevalier Bunsen also shed important light on their careers.
Their books were published in a variety of mass produced and handmade editions. They often contain ornamented illustrations by established artists of the time.
The exhibits belong largely to Leeds University Library’s collections. Some items have been kindly lent from the private collection of Dr Rachel Webster.
Free and open to all
Prize-giving: FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2018
- 26 September 2018 5:30-6:30pm
The judges have made their decision. Come along to hear the official announcement of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2018 winner. We will also reveal the winner of the People's Choice Award at this special evening event.
The winning artist will be on hand to offer a short artist talk with time for questions at the end.
Please book in advance: https://bit.ly/2KBU4sg
Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield
- 13 October 2018 2-4pm
This workshop is open to everyone, from newcomers who want to take up a hobby through to experienced artists looking to hone their sketching skills.
Materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.
Rob Oldfield has been leading our life drawing classes since August 2014 and everyone is a fan! Rob is a York-based artist, graphic designer, sign-writer, art technician and tutor. He has modelled for life classes for many years as well as teaching life drawing to his students. As a tutor, Rob encourages, advises and listens so please do come along and take advantage of his skills and experience.
Suitable for ages 18 +
£10.50. Please book in advance: https://bit.ly/2x34gW9
Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
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