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

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.
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.
Martin Froy, Figure and Garden (Standing Figure and Landscape), 1962

Martin Froy & the Figurative Tradition

  • 7 May — 2 August 2014 *on now

In the 1950s, the University of Leeds introduced its innovative Gregory Fellowships in poetry, fine art and music - the first artist-in-residence programme of its kind at a UK university. Artist Martin Froy was its first Gregory Fellow in Painting between 1951 and 1954, selected by an advisory committee which included T.S. Eliot, Hebert Read, Henry Moore and Professor Bonamy Dobrée.

Sixty years after Froy completed his Fellowship in Leeds, the University has invited him back to showcase his artwork of the 1950s which so captivated the first Gregory Fellowship Advisory Committee, and also to explore how the Leeds residency affected his later practice. Placing Froy within the rich milieu of British figurative artists of the late 1950s and 60s, this exhibition will celebrate the contribution Froy made to British post-war figurative painting, in a tradition led by contemporaries such as Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach and Lucian Freud.

Martin Froy and the Figurative Tradition will open to the public on Wednesday, 7th May 2014. This exhibition is FREE and will run until Saturday, 2nd August 2014.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full programme of related events, including the popular Burton Saturdays: free creative activities suitable for all ages. Full details can be found on the gallery website: www.leeds.ac.uk/art-gallery-events

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/features/409/article/96/martin_froy_and_the_figurative_tradition

 Júlia Moscardó i Chàfer, '______', 2014. © The Artist.

Preview: The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition

  • 21 August 2014 6-8pm

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/event/238/

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2014

  • 22 August — 25 October 2014

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.
Seated Nude: Sitting on the ground and leaning on the seat of a chair by Roger Eliot Fry

Life Drawing

  • 2 August 2014 From 2pm

Thanks to popular demand and such wonderful feedback we are delighted to be able to offer a a new monthly life drawing event, led by tutor Rob Oldfield. These sessions will take place on the first Saturday of the month throughout the remainder of 2014.

Turn up just once, or join the group every month and develop yourpractice and technique under the tutelage of artist and designer Rob Oldfield.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability and experience. Please note that the model for this workshop will be nude.

Some materials will be supplied but please feel free to bring your own too.

Rob Oldfield 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. Rob's skills and experience are truly endless. As a tutor Rob encourages, advises and listens and this workshop will undoubtedly be an informative and enjoyable session for all.

This is a free workshop but please remember that spaces are limited so booking is a must!

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

august-life-drawing.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact us via email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

This is a free workshop but please remember that spaces are limited so booking is a must!

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

august-life-drawing.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/start/02-08-2014/end/02-08-2014/year/2014/month/08

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