Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

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.


  • 22 June — 22 August 2015 *on now

As Leverhulme Artist in Residence with Legacies of War at the University of Leeds, Juliet MacDonald has been exploring the Liddle Collection, held at the Brotherton Library since September 2014. This internationally-recognised collection includes diaries, letters, official documents, sketchbooks and other items of personal significance as well as interviews from the war years.
This display at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will offer the chance to see a selection of items from this unique Collection which will be presented alongside artworks that MacDonald has made in direct response to the archive during the period of her residency.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.
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The Insider's Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art

  • 15 August 2015 2-4pm

Inspired by our FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition featuring four star artists-in-the-making, we thought we'd invite the experts along to share how to get to grips with the world of contemporary art collecting.

Join Mark Doyle, Freelance Art Curator and Consultant and Connal Orton, Contemporary Art Collector, as they reveal how the art market and artists operate, and offer up a few handy hints about what you should consider before taking the plunge with that new purchase. Hear about what inspired Connal to start collecting art, what motivates him and how his tastes have developed. There will also be plenty of time at the end of the session to ask Mark and Connal questions.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


This event costs £5, including Pimms and refreshments! (£3 concessions for students and FUAM members)

Places are limited so please book in advance online:

Booking for this event will open at 9.00am on 15 July 2015.

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: or telephone: (0113) 343 2778


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





0113 343 2778


0113 343 2777


0113 343 5561

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