Leeds Art Gallery

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At Leeds Art Gallery you can find some of the most outstanding works of British Art outside of London.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Monday Open from 10:00 - 17:00 except for bank holidays
Tuesday Open from 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Open from 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday Open from 10:00 - 17:00
Friday Open from 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday Open from 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday Open from 13:00 - 17:00

Admission charges

Admission free.

Getting there

By bus: Leeds Art Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station.

By train: The Art Gallery is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com.

By car: The Art Gallery is well serviced by all routes travelling to the city-centre. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS1 3AA.

Leeds City Art Gallery has a Designated Collection of national importance.

An outstanding collection of English watercolours; fine Victorian academic and Pre-Raphaelite painting; late 19th century French pictures and "probably the best collection of 20th century British art outside London" (The Times) Extensive collection of modern sculpture.

Collection details

Fine Art, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Atkinson Grimshaw
  • L.S. Lowry
  • Stanley Spencer
  • Andre Derain
  • Henry Moore
  • John Sell Cotman
  • J. M. W. Turner
  • Cozens
  • Girtin
  • Paula Rego
  • Gillian Ayres
  • Damien Hirst
  • Alison Wilding
  • Mark Wallinger
  • Annelies Strba
  • Tacita Dean
  • Designated Collection
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Figure and Architecture: Henry Moore in the 1950s

  • 24 July 2014 — 1 March 2016 *on now

Drawn from the collections of The Henry Moore Foundation and Leeds Museums and Galleries, Figure and Architecture: Henry Moore in the 1950s relates to three key architectural commissions undertaken by Henry Moore: 'Time-Life Screen' (1952-3), unrealised designs for the English Electric Company (1954) and 'UNESCO Reclining Figure'(1957-8).

Throughout the 1950s Moore received invitations from architects to produce sculpture for buildings and public spaces. These projects represent Moore's most fully realised attempts to integrate sculpture into the rhythm and fabric of a building. In each example he introduced abstract and biomorphic forms into the restrained elements of modern architecture.

Website

http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi/exhibitions

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.

Artspace

  • 1 January — 31 December 2015 *on now

Description to follow.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Sessions at the Gallery

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery/page.aspx?pageidentifier=ae7322b7-f2c6-47d8-b965-bc4e18d5056d&cacheId=224&siteID=8

Workshops are aimed at GCSE and A level students who are looking to develop their portfolio of work.

How to obtain

Booking is required for these workshops. Call 0113 247 8254 to book or for more details.

Playground

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery/Leeds_Art_Gallery/Whats_On.aspx

Exciting muliti-sensory events for very young people and their carers. Come along to Leeds City Art Gallery once a month on Friday, 10.00-12.00.

How to obtain

The activities are free and there's no need to book - just drop in. The dates do change each week so check out the online calendar of events for specific details.

Visit Leeds City Art Gallery

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=251

A PDF resource to help adult learners make the most of Leeds Art Gallery

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Getting there

By bus: Leeds Art Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station.

By train: The Art Gallery is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com.

By car: The Art Gallery is well serviced by all routes travelling to the city-centre. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS1 3AA.

Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS1 3AA
England

Website

www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery

E-mail

city.art.gallery@leeds.gov.uk

Telephone

0113 247 8256

Education

0113 247 8254

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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