Leeds Art Gallery

Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow
West Yorkshire







0113 247 8248


0113 247 8254


0113 244 9689

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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 & Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 12pm - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed on bank holidays

Admission charges


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

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
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.

Insufferable Agony: Henry Moore and Reverberations of the First World War

  • 4 November 2014 6-7pm

In this talk, Alice Correia looks at how Henry Moore’s wartime experience as a young man penetrated his subsequent work, despite Moore’s own denial and his silence on the subject. Moore’s Underground ‘Shelter’ drawings of the Second World War brought him to national prominence, but do his haunting, chiselled ‘Masks’ of the late 1920s carry echoes of the horror of being gassed; do the carved female figures of the 1930s reflect suppressed anxieties?

Dr Alice Correia was The Henry Moore Foundation Research Fellow at Tate, where she catalogued and researched Tate’s collection of 74 Moore sculptures as part of a larger research project: “Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity”, an on-line scholarly publication of commissioned essays addressing a range of issues concerning Moore’s materials, working practices, critical reputation and public persona. Her doctorate in Art History is from the University of Sussex, and she is currently a Researcher in the School of Arts and Media at the University of Salford, examining the legacies of Indian Partition in contemporary art.

Art and the First World War: Global to Local is a series of free public talks co-hosted by Leeds Art Gallery, Legacies of War and the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
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.



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


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.

Visit Leeds City Art Gallery


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


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