Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Parkinson Building
Woodhouse Lane
West Yorkshire





0113 343 2778


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0113 343 5561

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Main Gallery room
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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.

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Opening hours

Mon-Sat, 10.00-17.00

Closed: Sun

Admission charges


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.

Collection details

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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014

  • 22 August — 25 October 2014 *on now

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) rewards the artistic excellence of four top students from the University of Leeds. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will host an exhibition showcasing the work of these four finalists, opening with a preview on Thursday 21 August 2014 6-8pm.

Degree shows at the Schools of Fine Art and of Design at the University of Leeds took place around campus in June 2014. After visiting these, a panel of 3 judges from around the Yorkshire region selected 4 graduating students as finalists for The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery's increasingly prestigious FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014.

This year's finalists are:

Ben Eggleton (Design)
Chloe Burdett (Design)
Julia Moscardo i Chafer (Fine Art)
Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby (Fine Art)

In conjunction with the FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition at the Gallery and in the weeks following the prize giving, we will be running a series of professional practice seminars or workshops organised by BA Fine Art students. These sessions will be aimed at students and other early-career artists and will explore areas of concern often faced by newly graduating or emerging artists, issues such as how to apply for funding or residencies or how best to work with Galleries. Look out for further information coming soon.

We will also be running our normal series of Free Burton Saturday Events which will relate to themes of contemporary artistic practice and collecting contemporary art. Full details of these events and the seminars organised by the students themselves can be found on the gallery website and will be updated regularly.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Free Entry


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Paper Mobile Making

Grown-up paper mobile making

  • 25 October 2014 2-4pm

Join us for this unique event and take away something truly magical.Taking inspiration from the Gallery's collections of works, Lu will encourage you to create 3D masterpieces using cut paper, wire, thread and fishing line. From the simple, comes something beautiful!

Definitely not one to miss!

Suitable for ages 13+

This is a free event but places are limited so please book.

A refundable booking fee of £5 will be taken upon booking. This will be returned to you on arrival at the workshop. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

To book your place, please visit our online booking system:

For further information please contact the Gallery directly by email: Telephone: 0113 3432778

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+


A refundable booking fee of £5 will be taken upon booking. This will be returned to you on arrival at the workshop. Cancellations within 48 hours of the event will not be eligible for a refund.