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.
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
Beth Windmill, Mapping my Family, collage, 2018. © The Artist

FUAM Graduate Art Prize Exhibition 2018

  • 15 August — 3 November 2018 *on now

Now in its sixth year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM) rewards the artistic excellence of students completing BA studies in Art and Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2018.

This exhibition showcases the work of this year's four finalists. The finalists were selected by an expert panel of judges from the Degree shows at the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and School of Design at the University of Leeds.

The judging panel comprises Nigel Walsh, Contemporary Art Curator at Leeds Art Gallery, Amy Charlesworth, Lecturer in Art History with the Open University, and Luke Windsor, Deputy Dean of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds.


This year's finalists are:

Beth Windmill (BA Art and Design)
Hannah Marsh (BA Fine Art)
Katie Clark (BA Fine Art)
Tayisiya Shovgelia (BA Art and Design)

The finalists are collaborating with the Gallery team to create a group exhibition of their artwork. Themes explored by the finalists include intersectional feminism, the relationship between identity and memory, images of memento mori informed by fashion photography and the invisibility of black people in institutions.

In September, the judges will return to select the overall winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize. The 'Best in Show' graduating student artist of the year will receive £250. Each of the runners-up will receive £100 each to aid them in their developing career as artists. The prizes will be awarded by FUAM in an awards ceremony on 26 September 2018.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
Photograph of a person sketching a life model

Life Drawing with Rob Oldfield

  • 1 September 2018 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 18 +

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10.50. Please book in advance online: https://bit.ly/2M2RQqB

Photograph of Zoe Carlon, the winner of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize giving a speech

Prize-giving: FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2018

  • 26 September 2018 5:30-6:30pm

The judges have made their decision. Come along to hear the official announcement of the FUAM Graduate Art Prize 2018 winner. We will also reveal the winner of the People's Choice Award at this special evening event.

The winning artist will be on hand to offer a short artist talk with time for questions at the end.

Admission

Please book in advance: https://bit.ly/2KBU4sg

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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