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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon - 1 - 5pm.
Tues - Sat - 10am - 5pm

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.
Photo of artwork produced by the school children

Footsteps into Art Exhibition

  • 11 July — 27 August 2016 *on now

Commencing the week of 11th July, and running through until 27th August, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will be showcasing work from five local primary schools, as part of the Footsteps into Art project.

Footsteps into Art is an exciting new project to introduce primary level pupils to fine art practices in a gallery setting. Over the past year pupils have been working hard to learn new art skills and create interesting and unique pieces of art, all drawing inspiration from the University Art Collection here at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

The changing exhibition will focus each week on work from each of the five participating schools, with the exception of the two weeks beginning 1st August which will bring together work from all five schools for an overview of the project. This week will also culminate in a Celebration Event on Saturday 13th August, where pupils and their families are invited to take in the work over refreshments, as well as participating in some fun activities.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free. The exhibition is open Mondays - 1 - 5pm; Tuesdays - Saturdays - 10am - 5pm.

Website

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/features/415/article/136/footsteps_into_art_exhibition

Zoe James, 'Untitled', 2016 photographs on MDF, © The Artist

Opening Reception - FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2016

  • 2 August 2016 6-8pm

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for the FUAM Graduate Art Prize show, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM). Now in its fourth year the FUAM Graduate Prize rewards the artistic excellence of the top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds.

The finalists were selected in June 2016 by a panel of expert judges- Bryony Bond, the Creative Director of The Tetley, Derek Horton, Curator and co-director of &Model, and Professor Frank Finlay, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Leeds.

The finalists for 2016 are:

Zoe James (School of Design)

Francesca Ivaldi (School of Design)

Emii Alrai (School of Fine Art)

India Pearce (School of Art)

Let us know you will be coming by registering here:

http://fuam-2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Image: Zoe James, 'Untitled', 2016 photographs on MDF, © The Artist

Admission

Free but please book your place online: http://fuam-2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/29BSjZQ

Zoe James, 'Untitled', 2016 photographs on MDF, © The Artist

FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2016

  • 3 August — 1 October 2016

Now in its fourth year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) rewards the artistic excellence of the top students completing studies in Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2016. The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is hosting an exhibition showcasing the work of this year's 4 finalists.

The finalists were selected in June 2016 by a panel of expert judges - Bryony Bond, the Creative Director of The Tetley, Derek Horton, Curator and co-director of &Model, and Professor Frank Finlay, the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Leeds.

The finalists for 2016 are:

Zoe James (School of Design)
Francesca Ivaldi (School of Design)
Emii Alrai (School of Fine Art)
India Pearce (School of Art)

'FUAM Graduate Prize Show 2016’ will be open Monday 1pm – 5pm & Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm. Admission is FREE, and the exhibition runs until Saturday 1 October 2016.

Admission

Admission is free.

Website

https://library.leeds.ac.uk/art-gallery-exhibitions

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.
Photo of Lorna Green's 'Meet, Sit and Eat'

Public Art Picnic

  • 27 July 2016 12:45-1:45pm

Bring your sandwiches and picnic among Lorna Green's `Meet, Sit and Talk` sculpture at Chancellor's Court and share your thoughts on how public art can change the environment round it.

Lorna Green is a sculptor and environmental artist based in Cheshire, who works in both urban and rural environments nationally and internationally.

Green explains the sculpture 'is intended to be used - for sitting, for meeting at and to create a socially interactive space.' Green redesigned the whole area in collaboration with landscape architect Allan R. Ruff, who created a garden path recalling the flow of a river, the planting changing shape and colour as the seasons pass.

This event is weather permitting, please check our Twitter for updates on the day.

Admission

Free and open to all. No booking required; just turn up on the day.

Website

http://bit.ly/28Mmuxb

Little boy drawing

Creative Collaging - Family Friendly Workshop

  • 28 July 2016 10:30-11:30am

Bring the whole family and discover the newest art at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. To celebrate the arrival of artist Harry Thubron's 'Untitled' collage , this workshop invites families to find out more about the technique of collage and learn how to do it to create your very own masterpiece!

Led by artist Fran Horner the workshop will start with a short introduction to the Gallery and Thubron's collages. Participants will then start creating their works of art with sketches inspired by their surroundings. To finish of their masterpiece visitors can get creative with colourful paper, pencils and other bits and bobs to build up their collage.

This is a family friendly workshop for children aged 5-11 and their adults.

A £5 refundable fee will be charged when booking. This will be returned upon arrival at the event. Refunds within 48 hours of the event will not be eligible for a refund. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults will need to book a space as well.

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

For more information, please contact the Gallery via email gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: 0113 3432778

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£5 refundable booking fee required: http://creative-collaging.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/1UCUMTD

Simon Fujiwara, 'A Spire', 2015

Power Walk the Public Art Trail

  • 3 August 2016 12:45-1:30pm

Make the most of your lunch break, and join us for a 45 minute walk of the Public Art Trail. Discover the spectacular sculptures on campus, while getting your daily dose of exercise.

Join Public Art Coordinator, Nicola Stephenson, at Simon Fujiwara's 'A Spire' outside the Laidlaw Library. Picking up the pace, this walk will end at Michael Lyons' 'Lenten Cover' on Western Campus. See how many Public Art favourites you can spot along the way.

Let us know you will be coming by registering here:

http://public-art-power-walk.eventbrite.co.uk

Admission

Free but please register your interest here: http://public-art-power-walk.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/29zm9Px

Photograph of participant sketching a life model

Life Drawing

  • 6 August 2016 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 16 +

Please note there is a £10 charge for this workshop.

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

https://lifedrawing-aug2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Admission

£10 - please book in advance online.

Website

http://bit.ly/29SlpXV

Children creating a giant watercolour painting

Footsteps Family Workshops - Imagining your Gallery

  • 8 August 2016 2-4pm

Explore the Gallery with our fun Gallery quiz then create a large scale poster for your very own make believe gallery using collage and drawings! If you could have your very own gallery what art works would be inside it? What would it be called? Let your imagination run wild and get creative!

This event is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

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

https://imagining-your-gallery.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Free.

Website

http://bit.ly/2aAG9CE

Barbara Hepworth, 'Dual Form', 1965, bronze, outside stage@leeds. Lent by Leeds Art Fund (Leeds Art Gallery)

Public Art Short: Welcoming Barbara Hepworth's 'Dual Form' to Campus

  • 10 August 2016 12:45-1:15pm

This Public Art short talk will introduce the latest addition, by British sculptor Barbara Hepworth, to the University's impressive Public Art Trail.

Born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, in 1903, Barbara Hepworth enjoyed a lengthy career over 50 years, until her death in 1975. She is regarded as a pre-eminent British sculptor, along with her peer and fellow Yorkshire native, Henry Moore, gaining recognition for her work during her lifetime. In 1965, the year that she produced Dual Form, she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) and was also invited to be the first female trustee of the Tate Gallery - a position she would hold until 1972.

Dual Form is one of an edition of seven bronzes, a medium that Hepworth began working in towards the late 1950s. Despite her transition from working in wood to bronze, Dual Form reflects Hepworth's earlier style, with its simple form and pierced hollows. The sculpture is on loan from Leeds Art Gallery and was acquired by the Leeds Art Fund in 1967.

This event is free and no booking is required. The talk will take place at the sculpture outside stage@leeds

Image: Barbara Hepworth, 'Dual Form', 1965, bronze, outside stage@leeds. Lent by Leeds Art Fund (Leeds Art Gallery)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://bit.ly/29LPOJd

Watercolour painting created by children

Footsteps into Art Celebration

  • 13 August 2016 2-4pm

Join us to celebrate the art work produced by each of the five participating schools on the first year of the Footsteps into Art project at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. During this celebration event on Saturday 13th August, pupils and their families and the public are invited to take in the work over refreshments, as well as participating in some fun activities.

This exciting new Footsteps into Art project aims to introduce primary level pupils to fine art practices in a gallery setting. Over the past year pupils have been working hard to learn new art skills and create interesting and unique pieces of art, all drawing inspiration from the University Art Collection at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

Let us know you are coming, and get event updates, by registering here:

http://footsteps-celebration.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free but please let us know you are coming by booking online: http://footsteps-celebration.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/29xTa2d

Children creating a giant watercolour painting

Footsteps Family Workshops - Print Station

  • 15 August 2016 2-4pm

After spending time getting to know the Gallery with our hands on Gallery quiz and sketching your favourite art works, visit our print station to create your own personal masterpiece. Experiment with textures, shapes and colours and be inspired by the prints in our collection!

This event is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

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

https://print-station.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 5-6

Admission

Free.

Website

http://bit.ly/2aeWL4Y

Workshop leader engaging children to look at landscape paintings

Footsteps Family Workshops - Weaving Landscapes Part 1

  • 19 August 2016 10am-4pm

Explore the landscapes around you and celebrate the Yorkshire Year of Textiles by having fun getting creative with the timeless art of weaving. By looking at the landscape around the Gallery and also at the many landscapes depicted in the University Art Collection, you will be free to experiment with yarns and papers to create a wonderful weaved landscape!

Please bring a packed lunch.

Weaving Landscapes Part 2 will be held on 20th August.

This event is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

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

https://weaving-landscapes-part-one.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Free.

Website

http://bit.ly/2adFqbg

Workshop leader engaging children with landscape paintings

Footsteps Family Workshops - Weaving Landscapes Part 2

  • 20 August 2016 10am-3pm

Explore the landscapes around you and celebrate the Yorkshire Year of Textiles by having fun getting creative with the timeless art of weaving. By looking at the landscape around the Gallery and also at the many landscapes depicted in the University Art Collection, you will be free to experiment with yarns and papers to create a wonderful weaved landscape!

Please bring a packed lunch.

Weaving Landscapes Part 1 will be held on 19th August.

This event is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.

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

https://weaving-landscapes-part-two.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Free

Website

http://bit.ly/29PdWIX

Gerry with paper and sketches

Drawing on Dance

  • 20 August 2016 2-4pm

This relaxed, open and playful workshop will extend your creativity in both movement activities and approaches to mark making. Gerry will guide you through simple tasks and exercises to explore ideas from the exhibition and sculptural forms into creating drawing and movement activities.

At the end of the session you will have a number of large and small scale drawings, starting points for further creative ideas to develop in your own practise, to become more physically involved with your art.
Movers, artists and curious explorers of all levels are invited to take part in the workshop. There will be guided exercises, as well as open-ended tasks that will inspire group and individual pieces of choreography No experience needed, come with a blank canvas an open mind, and be prepared to be surprised.

Please bring loose comfortable clothing and be willing to go barefoot.

Suitable for age 16+

A £5 refundable fee will be charged when booking. This will be returned upon arrival at the event. Refunds within 48 hours of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

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

http://drawing-on-dance.eventbrite.co.uk

Admission

£5 refundable booking fee required. Please book online:
http://drawing-on-dance.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/29ExkJ1

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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