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 Individual Remains

The Individual Remains: Untold Stories of the First World War

  • 27 October — 20 December 2014

The industrialised nature of the First World War is often defined by the scale of human casualty and loss. This quantification, although significant, only serves to present each soldier as one of many, void of personality and distinct experiences.


Using the Peter Liddle collection, held at The University of Leeds' Special Collections, this exhibition brings to light individual soldier's voices and wishes to re-approach the narrative of the First World War through reclaimed and re-purposed objects, personal diaries and pictures. We see the embodied authorship within the objects displayed, a direct response to the conditions of war and the legacies that remain.

An opening reception will take place on Tuesday 28 October at 6pm at the Gallery. Join us to get a first look at our new exhibition, talk to the students and explore the remains of the First World War through objects from the Liddle Collection with a short introduction by Peter Liddle himself.

This is free to attend, no booking required. All welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/features/415/article/106/the_individual_remains_untold_stories_of_the_first_world_war

Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration after the Second World War

Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration after the Second World War

  • 12 November 2014 — 28 February 2015

This exhibition continues The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery's exhibition series exploring the history of British book illustration (with Fancy and Imagination: Aubrey Beardsley and the Book Illustrators in 2010 and Austerity & Invention: Illustration Between the Wars in 2012). Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration After the Second World War reviews the fertile period after the Second World War. This era was marked not only by technological progress and innovation - even in the midst of rationing - but also by nostalgia and a romanticising of the pre-war past.

The impact of post-war illustration for contemporary British illustrators has been significant. The exhibition also includes a display of contemporary work by artists who particularly reference this period, including Mark Hearld, Emily Sutton and Ed Kluz. An illustrated catalogue, with new essays on post-war illustration by James Russell, Sarah Butler, Laura Millward and Layla Bloom, will be available for sale in the Gallery shop. A full programme of related events will run alongside the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/features/409/article/105/nostalgia_and_progress_illustration_after_the_second_world_war

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.
Glaze your own Gargoyles

Glaze your own Ghoulish Gargoyles!

  • 8 November 2014 2-4pm

Taking inspiration from the current displays in the Gallery Mark Burns Cassell will host another engaging workshop which aims to teach you about the various ways that ceramics and stoneware can be finished and decorated. Only this time, your item, is a ghastly gargoyle!

You will work with different stoneware glazes to create a range of paint-on effects and designs. All work will be fired and returned to the gallery for collection.

This workshop will be open to all who attended Mark's Gargoyle Making Workshop on 16 August 2014. For those without their own funny monster, Mark will supply a ready-made one for you!

Mark Burns Cassell is a North East potter who specialises in making wheel-thrown domestic stoneware. Mark has led workshops through local councils and through the NHS, engaging students in a variety of different processes and techniques and encouraging exploration with the material.

Workshops are suitable for all ability levels from complete beginner to those with more experience.

Suitable for ages 12+

This is a free workshop but please remember 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 contact us via email or telephone or visit our online booking system: http://gargoyle-glazing.eventbrite.co.uk

Or contact the Gallery directly by Email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or Telephone: (0113) 343 2778

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

This is a free workshop but please remember 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.

Website

http://gargoyle-glazing.eventbrite.co.uk/

Glaze your own piggy bank!

Glaze and Decorate your own Piggy Bank!

  • 8 November 2014 11am-1pm

Taking inspiration from the current displays in the Gallery Mark Burns Cassell will host another engaging workshop which aims to teach you about the various ways that ceramics and stoneware can be finished and decorated. Only this time, your item, is a pig!

You will work with different stoneware glazes to create a range of paint-on effects and designs. All work will be fired and returned to the gallery for collection.

This workshop will be open to all who attended Mark's Piggy Bank Making Workshop on 16 August 2014. For those without their own little piggy, Mark will supply a ready-made one for you!

Please book online: http://piggy-bank-glazing.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

This is a free workshop but please remember 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.

Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/events/410/event/254/

Herbert Read Events - Leeds International Film Festival

Herbert Read Events - Leeds International Film Festival

  • 19 November 2014 4-5pm, 6-7pm

Tour of the Herbert Read Collection

The Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, 4-5pm

Special Collections team Librarian Richard High, will lead a guided tour of Herbert Read's Library and Archive, now housed within the University of Leeds' Special Collections in the Brotherton Library.

Meet outside the doors to the Brotherton Library at 4pm.

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance. Please book online.

Herbert Read Poetry Reading

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, 6-7pm

Fiona Becket, Hannah Copley, Jon Glover, Ragini Mohite, Emma Trott and John Whale read from the poems and other writings of Herbert Read, including materials held in the University of Leeds archive.

Meet in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery at 6pm.

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance. Please book online.

These events have been organised to complement the screening of To Hell with Culture (Huw Wahl, 2014), a portrait of the life and work of Herbert Read (1893 - 1968) which will be shown on Monday 10 November as part of the Leeds International Film Festival. To book tickets for this event at The Hyde Park Picture House please visit the festival website.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Any age
Discovery Drawing Workshop

Free your creative self! A Discovery Drawing Workshop with Artist Lesley Birch

  • 22 November 2014 2-4pm

Lesley believes everyone can enjoy drawing, expressing their own personal marks on paper, so what better time to test this theory than during our illustration show - Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration After the Second World War

"Drawing is an instinctive thing we do in childhood and we tend to lose it in adulthood. Many people think a picture has to be a representation of a photograph or an actual object. But, really, there is nothing to stop you playing around and having fun with art." Lesley Birch

So why not come along for 2 hours of fun drawing where Lesley will guide you through your creative journey.

You will:
- Draw still life, the room you are in, shapes, fruit, people
- Make simple marks on paper using charcoal, pencils and pastels

NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED

Open to ages 16+

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance. 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.

Please book online: http://discovery-drawing.eventbrite.co.uk


Lesley Birch was born in 1958 in Glasgow, Scotland. She exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013, selling her work on the first night. As well as exhibiting widely, she is a founding member of a life drawing group in York and regularly sketchbooks the world around her. She is an expressive artist, following her intuition and enjoying the process. www.lesleybirch.co.uk /
www.facebook.com/lesleybirchartist

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance. 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://discovery-drawing.eventbrite.co.uk/

Dance Workshop with Gerry Turvey

Dance Workshop with Gerry Turvey

  • 29 November 2014 2-6pm

Organised to coincide with our current exhibition Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration After the Second World War, this workshop will give participants the opportunity to process visual information through physical interpretation of the artworks on display. Using the themes of memory and nostalgia, rooted within the illustrations, this workshop will allow you to play physically within the space of the Gallery and to discover further some of the concepts addressed in the work.

Movers and curious explorers of all levels are invited to take part in the workshop, where they will be encouraged to find fresh ways in which to interpret the artworks, through movement and dance.

There will be guided exercises, some drawing and writing, as well as open-ended tasks that will inspire group and individual pieces of choreography.

Open to all aged 14+

This is a free workshop but places are limited so please book in advance.

Please use our online booking system: http://nostalgic-connections.eventbrite.co.uk/

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

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Website

http://nostalgic-connections.eventbrite.co.uk/

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