Leeds Art Gallery - Closed until 2017

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After 10 January 2016 Leeds Art Gallery will close its doors for approximately a year, in order to carry out essential repairs to the original roof of the historic Victorian building. During the year, the gallery will maintain an active profile through extensive loans from its art collections and seek to engage audiences through external programmes.

Over 150 paintings and sculptures from the gallery’s nationally Designated art collections will go on loan to over 70 international, national and regional venues. During this period learning and engagement activity will carry on off-site, whilst The Picture Library will continue to be available to the public, allowing Yorkshire residents to enjoy a celebrated work of art within their own home, and a number of collection research projects will be conducted throughout the year.

Leeds Art Gallery will reopen in spring 2017 with an ambitious programme, including exhibitions and displays across the entire gallery, showcasing highlights from the nationally designated collection.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

The Gallery is currently closed for repairs.

Admission charges

The Gallery is currently closed for repairs.

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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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 - Closed until 2017
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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