Mercer Art Gallery

Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
HG1 2SA
England

Website

www.harrogate.gov.uk/musm/Pages/mercerartgallery.aspx

E-mail

museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Telephone

01423 556188

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The gallery is home to Harrogate's Fine Art Collection. The collection is not on permanent display. Paintings, prints and drawings from it are featured in our lively and diverse exhibition programme throughout the year. Exhibitions include national touring shows as well as work by local artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

The Mercer Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 2pm-5pm. We are closed on Mondays unless it is a bank holiday. Between January and March we close at 4pm.

Admission charges

FREE

Over 2000 works of fine art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Collection details

Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Edo Pop

Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan

  • 24 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

Take a glimpse into the colourful contemporary culture of nineteenth century Japan in an intriguing exhibition of EdoPop prints.

These colourful wood-block prints, featuring urban celebrities, actors, sports champions, fashion icons and villains, were ‘mass produced’ and eagerly sought after by fans of Edo’s (now Tokyo) pop culture.

EDOPOP is a lively and convincing visual record of the humour, compassion, anxieties and emotions of this great city.

Opening Times: Tues - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 2pm - 5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Edo Pop: Urban Heroes in Japan 1830 - 1890

  • 24 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

This exhibition will explore the fascinating hand-printed pictures that were made in the 19th century city of Edo (present-day Tokyo).

These 50 woodblock prints show celebrities, Samurai, Sumo wrestlers, fashion icons, firemen, villains and their devoted fans.

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/musm/Pages/nextatthemercerartgallery.aspx

In Graphic Detail

In Graphic Detail

  • 7 February — 21 June 2015 *on now

The work on show is striking in its diversity, including a large scale expressionist colour print by John Hoyland, ink drawings by Victoria Brookland, watercolour views of Nidderdale by David Rose, architectural drawings of the Harrogate that never was and Bernard Evans’ richly coloured studies of Yorkshire abbeys. It’s also an opportunity to view recent additions, including watercolour studies and a new painting by London based artist Sarah Pickstone, winner of the 2012 John Moores painting prize, acquired with the support of the Contemporary Art Society.

The prints and drawings project is part of Harrogate: Access All Areas, a collections research project funded through the Renaissance Strategic support fund, Arts Council England.

OPENING:Tues – Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm, Sun 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.

VENUE:Mercer Art Gallery, Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA
CONTACT INFO: Tel: 01423 556188 / http://www.harrogate.gov.uk
museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free / Families and Children Welcome

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk

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