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

FUAM Graduate Art Prize Show 2016

  • 3 August — 1 October 2016 *on now

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

Photo of some of Chaplin's sketchbooks on display

Stephen Chaplin – Sketchbooks, Drawings & Paintings 1938 - Present

  • 7 September — 19 October 2016 *on now

In 2006, painter and art historian Stephen Chaplin (b.1934) presented to the University's Art Collection over 40 archival boxes containing his sketchbooks, drawings, notebooks, photographs, diaries and indexes. The loose sketches and sketchbooks date from Chaplin's early childhood and his time as a student at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, through to his own teaching career, up until 1999.

This display shows a selection of Stephen Chaplin's work from the University Art Collection and Special Collections. It also includes some of the artist's recent sketches and drawings, which he has kindly loaned for this exhibition. Chaplin lived in Leeds for thirty years (1961-1991), teaching Art History, initially at Leeds College of Art, and from 1966 at the University of Leeds. He produced many sketches in and around campus. Chaplin's visual notes not only show the importance of observation for an artist but also document social history.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free and open to all.

Website

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

Some of Chaplin's sketchbooks on display

Stephen Chaplin - A celebration of his work

  • 15 October 2016 12-3pm

Everyone is welcome to see the Stephen Chaplin display, speak to those who know him and partake in free refreshments in Parkinson Court.

The display shows a selection of Stephen Chaplin's work from the University Art Collection and Special Collections. It also includes some of the artist's recent sketches and drawings, which he has kindly loaned for this exhibition. Chaplin lived in Leeds for thirty years (1961-1991), teaching Art History, initially at Leeds College of Art, and from 1966 at the University of Leeds. He produced many sketches in and around campus. Chaplin's visual notes not only show the importance of observation for an artist but also document social history.

Free and open to all. No need to book in advance.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://bit.ly/2cmGVDk

Image: György Gordon, Man and Woman, 1973-74, oil on canvas, (c) The Estate of the Artist

Opening Reception – György Gordon (1924-2005) A retrospective

  • 18 October 2016 6-8pm

Celebrate the opening of the latest exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Gallery with a glass of wine and sneak preview.

György Gordon (1924-2005) A retrospective explores the life and work of Hungarian born painter György Gordon. Displaying paintings and drawings from Gordon the exhibition charts his experience as a refugee in Yorkshire, after the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, as well as his later work which explore isolation and old age.

Let us know you are coming to the opening reception by registering here:

http://gyorgy-gordon-opening.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://gyorgy-gordon-opening.eventbrite.co.uk

György Gordon, Self Portrait with Window I, 1991-92, oil on canvas

György Gordon (1924-2005) A retrospective

  • 19 October 2016 — 25 February 2017

Sixty years since the violence of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956, The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery explores the life and work of Hungarian-born painter György Gordon. Gordon settled in Wakefield after escaping as a refugee from Hungary during Autumn 1956. The exhibition will include paintings and drawings spanning the 1950s-1990s reflecting on Gordon's life and artistic journey, from his experience as a refugee to later work exploring isolation, alienation, and old age.

György Gordon (b. 1924), gained his diploma in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in 1953, however he soon fled his native country following the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. After a failed attempt to take refuge in America, and a short period in London, Gordon moved to Wakefield and took up post as Lecturer at the College of Art in 1964 where he taught for over 20 years. Calm and gentle in person, it was in his art that Gordon expressed the dramatic personal and political turmoil he experienced.

Suitable for

  • Any age

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 Life Drawing model

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

  • 1 October 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://lifedrawing2016-october2016.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10 - please book in advance online

Website

http://bit.ly/2ccehXK

Photo of handmade books

Bookbinding workshop – Make your own sketch book

  • 8 October 2016 1-3:30pm

In this session you will get an introduction to the Stephen Chaplin - Sketchbooks, Drawings & Paintings exhibition. This display shows the insightful sketch books of painter and art historian Stephen Chaplin.

Not only are Chaplin's artist books filled with fascinating sketches and notes, but also from 1971 Chaplin actually made his own sketch books. So taking a leaf out of Chaplin's book you will learn how to make your own sketch book from start to finish with tutor and artist Ian Cameron.

In the session participants will make up to three hard-backed books. The sizes range from 8cm square to A4. All the equipment and materials you need will be provided.

Your tutor Ian Cameron has been making his own books for many years and is an accomplished artist who lives in York.

Open to all over age 12, No experience necessary.

Please note there is a small £5 charge for this workshop.

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

http://bookbinding-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£5 - please book in advance online.

Website

http://bit.ly/2cGdIoA

Texere in development

Public Art Panel - Texere

  • 12 October 2016 12:45-1:30pm

Artist Sue Lawty will talk about the process of making her new Public Art commission 'Texere', which has been commissioned as part of the Yorkshire Year of the Textile. Created in association with the poet Helen Mort and the sculptor Dan Jones, this new artwork will be situated in the walkway opposite Clothworkers' South Building creating a dialogue with Mitzi Cunliffe's 'Man Made Fibres'. Engraved in the sculpture is Helen Mort's poem `Texere`, the words literally becoming part of the weft and weave of the stone work.

Sue Lawty is an artist who uses unconventional materials to make contemporary artworks, particularly works made from stone. Her work is exhibited internationally and she was Artist in residence at the V & A Museum, London.

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

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

http://public-art-panel.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

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

http://public-art-panel.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/2cUNody

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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