Huddersfield Art Gallery

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The gallery presents an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the best of art, craft, photography and sculpture from regional, national and international artists.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm
Thursday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday & Monday: closed

Admission charges


The permanent collection includes paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture representative of 20th century British Art.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Key works include Francis Bacon's 'Figure Study II', Henry Moore's 'Falling Warrior', Stanley Spencer, Edward Wadsworth, L.S. Lowry.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
An image of the gallery showing the work for sale

Yorkshire Makers

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The ever changing Gallery 6 at Huddersfield Art Gallery promotes a variety of great Yorkshire craft & design, with displays of unique handcrafted jewellery, prints, textiles and ceramics all by Yorkshire makers. All artwork featured in the exhibition is for sale.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Painting of the farm lived in by Hannah Hauxwell

Peter Brook: In Perspective

  • 21 March — 27 May 2017 *on now

A small spotlight exhibition of paintings by popular local artist Peter Brook. The artworks on display from the Kirklees Collection showcase all the elements of Brook’s work with the cobbled streets of West Riding towns, industrial mills, along with wintry Pennine scenes.

Suitable for

  • Any age
A photo of the gallery including the sculpture of the Falling Warrior by Henry Moore

Perspectives: Aspects of the Kirklees Collection

  • 21 March 2017 — 31 March 2020 *on now

Come and view highlights of the Councils' collection on permanent display in the art gallery. Includes a range of work by Lowry, Moore, Epstein and Auerbach.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Photo of a man obscured by a tinted blue and red panel

Discursive Documents

  • 21 March — 6 May 2017 *on now

Curated by Dr Liam Devlin, this exhibition explores the photograph’s potential to prompt debate, not necessarily to address ‘how things are’ but to ask ‘what is possible’. It looks at how photographs both act as a document (of events or moments) and as an artistic/aesthetic image. Featuring the work of several photographers, the exhibition addresses themes including migration and the body. The exhibition invites you to situate yourself between the images, and to consider, question and debate the themes they explore; becoming a part of the dialogue between them.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club Annual Exhibition

  • 31 March — 6 May 2017 *on now

Photographic works by club members in print and digital image form.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Photo of molten steel being poured from a crucible

Annual Exhibition of the Yorkshire Photographic Union 2017

  • 13 May — 2 September 2017

The Yorkshire Photographic Union was the first of the United Kingdom’s regional photographic federations. Since 1898 their annual exhibition has showcased the best amateur photographic works from 75 Yorkshire photographic clubs.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
Photo of a man obscured by red and blue opaque panels

Discursive Documents Closing Event

  • 4 May 2017 5-7pm

The last night of the exhibition will be a celebration of the artist’s works and the debates they engendered through the series of events and workshops. A highlight of the event will be a contemporary dance performance created by Gerry Turvey in response to the work on show.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17
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.


Worksheets to support maths through art activities including: rotational printmaking, geometry through Islamic design and compass drawings.


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

Huddersfield Art Gallery
Princess Alexandra Walk
West Yorkshire





01484 221964

General Enquiries

01484 221962


01484 221964

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