Leeds Art Gallery
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.
Monday & Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 12pm - 5pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Closed on bank holidays
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.
Key artists and exhibits
- Atkinson Grimshaw
- L.S. Lowry
- Stanley Spencer
- Andre Derain
- Henry Moore
- John Sell Cotman
- J. M. W. Turner
- Paula Rego
- Gillian Ayres
- Damien Hirst
- Alison Wilding
- Mark Wallinger
- Annelies Strba
- Tacita Dean
- Designated Collection
- 1 October 2013 — 1 April 2014 *on now
We have traditionally feared the night and wanted to lighten the darkness, but for artists it has also been a zone of uncertainty to capture in painted form.
This display sets Leeds artist Atkinson Grimshaw’s much loved 19th century ‘moonlights’ alongside Turner-prize nominee George Shaw’s atmospheric paintings of the housing estate where he grew up (from the Arts Council Collection).
Also included are paintings by Jack Yeats, George Sauter and Walter Greaves.
Polychromies: Surface, Light and Colour
- 21 November 2012 — 1 May 2014 *on now
In newly refurbished sculpture galleries Polychromies: Surface, Light and Colour looks at qualities of surface in bronze, marble and stone sculpture, highlighting embedded, applied and reflected colour in work that ranges from Antonio Canova to Rebecca Warren.
Following a substantial Arts Council Renaissance National Programme grant, this display celebrates and showcases the excellence of the Leeds Museums and Galleries sculpture collection. The display unfolds across all of the Sculpture Galleries over the next year.
Sculpture has often been considered in opposition to painting, as concerned with form and not with tone and colour. However, all sculpture is coloured in some way, whether it is inherent to the material or applied over the top and has surface effects, revealed by light, which are integral to the perception of the work.
The Henry Moore Institute curates the Leeds Museums and Galleries’ sculpture collection in partnership with
Leeds Art Gallery. For more information about the exhibition, visit http://www.henry-moore.org.
Art and Life: 1920-1931
- 18 October 2013 — 12 January 2014 *on now
This exhibition explores the partnership between Ben Nicholson and Winifred Nicholson – two of the UK's most important 20th Century artists. Inspired by each other, the Nicholson’s experimented furiously and often painted the same subject; one as a colourist the other more interested in form. It also looks at their relationship and collaboration with Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and the potter, William Staite Murray
- Any age
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.
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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.