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.

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Opening hours

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

Closed: Sun

Admission charges


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.
Gallery visitors enjoying artworks


  • 19 April — 28 July 2018 *on now

From the quiet philanthropy of the Burton Family to the incisive vision of its Keeper, Dr Hilary Diaper, this exhibition celebrates the remarkable efforts to create a public space for the University of Leeds Art Collection.

Track the gallery’s transformation into The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery through key artworks from the University Art Collection. See works by Stanley Spencer, Jacob Epstein, Terry Frost, Atkinson Grimshaw and many others.


Free, open to all


Artwork by school children involved with the Footsteps into Art project

Footsteps into Art Exhibition

  • 23 June — 1 September 2018 *on now

Celebrate The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery’s fantastic education project.

Footsteps into Art is drawing to a close after a full and creative three years. This exhibition celebrates the project and the young artist’s achievements. The display will showcase work created by participating children this year. Work from previous years will are also included. The participating schools are Little London Community Primary School, Brudenell Primary School and Quarry Mount Primary School.

Suitable for

  • Any age
FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2017 exhibition view

Exhibition Preview - FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2018

  • 14 August 2018 6-8pm

Now in its sixth year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize recognises the creativity and excellence of our students here at the University of Leeds.

A panel of expert judges has selected four finalists for the prize from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and the School of Design degree shows which took place around campus in June. Join us in raising a glass to celebrate the work of these artists, and vote for your favourite in our People's Choice Award!

The FUAM Graduate Art Prize is generously supported by Friends of University Art and Music.

Suitable for

  • 18+


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.
Anthony Frost and Bob Devereux performing at an event

"Fast and Bulbous"

  • 24 July 2018 5:30-7pm

Take a journey around the Gallery with artist Anthony Frost (son of Gregory Fellow Terry Frost) and poet/artist Bob Devereux (poet and organiser of the St Ives Literary Festival).
Explore the artworks through original poems, music and stories as they are written, performed and recounted by the duo. Encounter works by Stanley Spencer, Jacob Epstein, Terry Frost, Atkinson Grimshaw in ways you have never experienced before!

Transformation celebrates the ten year anniversary of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and the remarkable efforts to create a public space for the University of Leeds Art Collection.

Ages 18+, refreshments will be provided.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£6, refreshments included


Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Parkinson Building
Woodhouse Lane
West Yorkshire





0113 343 2778


0113 343 2777


0113 343 5561

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