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

Zoe James, 'Untitled', 2016, photographs on MDF, (c) The Artist

Prize-giving: FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2016

  • 28 September 2016 5:30-6:30pm

The judges have made their decision and the official announcement will be made at this evening event at the Gallery. The winner of the popular vote - online and in the Gallery - will also be revealed!

The winning artist will then offer a short artist talk, with time for questions.

Let us know you are coming by registering here:

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

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

Admission

Free but please book your place in advance online.

Website

http://bit.ly/2bj55S0

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.
Charcoal sketch of a life model

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

  • 3 September 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:

http://lifedrawing-sept2016.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

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

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

http://lifedrawing-sept2016.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/2aNuzpn

Photo of people finger-knitting

Sculptural Yarn Jewellery Workshop

  • 15 September 2016 5:30-7:30pm

Join us at the Gallery for a relaxed evening of yarn crafting! You will be encouraged to explore the contemporary work on offer in our FUAM Graduate Art Prize and be inspired to create a one-off piece of finger knitted sculptural jewellery influenced by your favourite piece of art work. This workshop will give you the chance to hone your finger knitting skills in our cultural surroundings whilst experimenting with different textures, colours and materials.

This informal workshop is suitable for everyone from yarn craft beginners to woollen intermediates!

Suitable for ages 10 +

Please note there is a small £3 charge for this workshop.

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

http://yarn-jewellery.eventbrite.co.uk

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Please note there is a small £3 charge for this workshop.

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

http://yarn-jewellery.eventbrite.co.uk

Website

http://bit.ly/2bkOXfX

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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