Leeds Art Gallery

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

General

0113 247 8248

Education

0113 247 8254

Fax

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

Free

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.
Herbert Read, drawing of an old soldier

Ambush and Retreat: Herbert Read and the First World War

  • 2 December 2014 6-7pm

Ben Read offers insights into the war-time experiences of his father, the eminent art and literary critic, poet and essayist Sir Herbert Read. Drawing on the family archive, Ben Read presents unpublished drawings made by Herbert Read as a soldier during the First World War. He also comments on how the conditions of war affected Herbert Read’s international relations and came to influence his later work and career.

As well as teaching at the Courtauld Institute, Ben Read was Deputy Witt Librarian there until 1990, when he became Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Leeds. At Leeds he was Director of the MA Sculpture Studies programme, under the auspices of the Henry Moore Foundation, from 1990 to 1997. He is a former chairman of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association and of the Leeds Art Fund, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

The talk is accompanied by a book launch of Read's war writings and drawings.

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.

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.

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.
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