Beverley Art Gallery

Beverley Art Gallery
Champney Road
East Yorkshire
HU17 8HE




Gallery Custodian


01482 392780

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Beverley Art Gallery
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Beverley Art Gallery is located in the heart of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is a fine example of a purpose built Edwardian Art Gallery and the only arts heritage facility of its type in the East Yorkshire region.

The Beverley Art Gallery opened to the public in 1910. The objectives of the Gallery were ‘to illustrate the history of the locality and to foster, by means of the art section, the love of the beautiful and the appreciation of fine arts’. Since its inception, the Gallery has worked tirelessly to provide exhibitions and activities that have inspired and engaged with the local community in the arts.

The Gallery holds the largest collection of works by the celebrated early 20th Century artist, Frederick Elwell; and a renown series of Victorian / Edwardian paintings "The Champney Bequest", and other historic artworks relevant to the area of the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The Beverley Art Gallery develops a temporary exhibition programme from national and regional touring shows, and themed exhibitions curated in-house. In addition education workshops (and assorted activities) are implemented regularly that compliment the temporary exhibition programme.

The Beverley Art Gallery is dedicated in its support for artists living and working in the East Riding of Yorkshire area.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Mon, Weds & Fri 9.30am-5.00pm
Tues & Thurs 9.30am-8.00pm
Sat 9.00am-4.00pm

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Admission free

Beverley Art Gallery has the largets public collection of works by FW Elwell RA, together with collection of late Victorian and Edwardian paintings and fine topographical works of Beverley and the surrounding areas.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • FW Elwell RA, Mary D Elwell
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Still Alive: The Contemporary Still Life

  • 14 February — 11 April 2015 *on now

This is, hopefully, the first of a regular opportunity to enjoy shows produced for the Mall Galleries in London, home to the Federation of British Artists.

This show demonstrates that the still life painting is still as relevant and inspiring as ever.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Pre-Pop to Post-Human: Collage in the Digital Age

  • 18 April — 16 May 2015

In 1952 Eduardo Paolozzi gave a groundbreaking presentation of images collaged from popular magazines, heralding the beginning of Pop Art.

This exhibition includes new prints by contemporary artists for whom digital manipulation is the new collage.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


@ Work, Rest & Play: Capturing the East Riding

  • 23 May — 18 July 2015

The 2nd 'Capturing the East Riding' photography competition was run last autumn, on the theme of @Work, Rest & Play.

The top 100 entries will be on display, and provide a fascinating take on what life in the East Riding means to its people.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Water Works: Mixed Media Art by Ebor

  • 25 July — 5 September 2015

There are currently 9 members of the Ebor Group who travel from around Yorkshire to meet up in York to share ideas and develop their working practices.

In this show they have taken their inspiration from a range of seascapes in our collections.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Modern Art on the Table

  • 12 September — 28 November 2015

This exhibition revisits an unusual design experiment at Harrods in London in 1934 in which painters, sculptors, illustrators and muralists worked with ceramic factories to produce tableware for everyday use to try to raise standards of design.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly