Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Parkinson Building
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 9JT
England

Website

www.leeds.ac.uk/gallery

E-mail

gallery@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone

Gallery

0113 343 2778

Office

0113 343 2777

Fax

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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat, 10.00-17.00

Closed: Sun
Holidays

Admission charges

Free

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

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/features/409/article/102/the_fuam_graduate_art_prize_exhibition_2014

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.
Chorus - Light Night Leeds

Chorus - A Legacies of War art installation for Light Night Leeds

  • 3 October 2014 6-10pm

Leeds-based artist Akeelah Bertram will be creating a site-specific sound and light installation within the impressive Parkinson Court immediately outside the Gallery for this year's Light Night. Chorus will engulf your senses and will bring to light the physical, emotional and spiritual impacts of the First World War. It will celebrate those lost and left behind and offer a final farewell as the memories of these individuals are lifted upwards into the sounds and light of the work - into the noise and experience of the war.

Akeelah Bertram's installation will be complemented by a display within the Gallery, of her preparatory works and original accounts and records .

Akeelah has been working closely with the Legacies of War project who have asssited with accessing invaluable archival material. We thank them for supporting her in preparation for this event.

Light Night opens the doors of museums, galleries, theatres and open spaces, showcasing a vibrant mix of events for all ages, from light installations to street theatre, music, performance, film, dance, circus, exhibitions and family friendly activities.

This year they are celebrating their 10th festival!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/start/03-10-2014/end/03-10-2014/year/2014/month/10

The Big Draw 2014

The Big Draw. 'Whose world is it anyway?!'

  • 4 October 2014 1-4pm

This year the Gallery will be teaming up with the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of Leeds for The Big Draw as we look at just what makes up the world that we live in.

Pulling out specimins from their Natural History collections we will be giving you the chance to look at all things wierd and wonderful and to draw these yourself. If you're feeling really inspired you might like to create some of your own fantastical creatures to add to the many species that we share this earth with.

Register your interest to join this free event by booking on line and we shall see you on Saturday 3rd October for an adventure through time and history, art and science.

This is a family friendly workshop for children aged 5+ and their adults. There will be additional activities available for younger siblings.

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

http://www.draw-your-world.eventbrite.co.uk Or contact the Gallery directly by email: gallery@leeds.ac.ukor Telephone: 0113 3432778

The 2014 Big Draw will run from 1 October to 2 November across the UK and in twenty other countries, with 280,000 people expected to join in over 1000+ events. The Big Draw offers thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. These events are for those who love to draw, as well as for those who think they can't! Find out more about The Big Draw and what else is going on for this amazing festival in your area by visiting www.thebigdraw.org

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/start/04-10-2014/end/04-10-2014/year/2014/month/10

Puppet Making with Amy Hirst

Flights of Fancy! A Puppet Making Workshop

  • 11 October 2014 2-4pm

Explore your imagination using found objects, fabrics and paper to create unique characters. Bring your puppet to life, learning how to make it move. Take your brilliant bird on a journey around the gallery, before setting out on the flight home to roost.

This is a free workshop for all over the age of 8. Please remember though that spaces are limited so booking is a must! 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:

http://www.flights-of-fancy.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery directly by email: gallery@leeds.ac.ukor Telephone: 0113 3432778

Amy Hirst is an artist working with people, puppets and places to discover and share stories of the communities we live in. www.sensation-arts.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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.

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/start/11-10-2014/end/11-10-2014/year/2014/month/10

Sir Herbet Read's Artistic Alliances

IN FOCUS: The Herbert Read Collection

  • 18 October 2014 2-4pm

To coincide with the Gallery's new display, 'Sir Herbert Read's Artistic Alliances' (1 September-20 October 2014), this discussion will highlight works from the Herbert Read Collection, held in the Library's Special Collections.

With an opportunity to see selected items from the 14,000 volume library of this celebrated poet, art historian, critic and anarchist, held in the University Library Special Collections this will be a unique event. Highlights include a number of artists' books acquired by Read through his connections with figures such as Alberto Burri, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst and Man Ray.

A short presentation will be followed by questions and discussion.

This is a free event. No need to book. Just turn up.

For further information please contact the Gallery directly by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or tel: 0113 3432778

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/start/18-10-2014/end/18-10-2014/year/2014/month/10

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:

http://www.grown-up-mobile-making.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery directly by email: gallery@leeds.ac.ukor Telephone: 0113 3432778

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

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.

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/start/25-10-2014/end/25-10-2014/year/2014/month/10

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