Mercer Art Gallery
Mercer Art Gallery
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.
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 2pm to 5pm
Closes 4pm daily November to March
Closed: Mondays except Bank Holidays (open 10am-5pm)
Closed 23-26 December 2012 and 1 January 2013
Over 2000 works of fine art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Fine Art, Photography
Frank Holl: Emerging from the Shadows
- 20 December 2013 — 30 March 2014 *on now
One of the great painters of the Victorian period, Holl is notable for his tragic social realism as well as his penetrating society portraits.
This exhibition offers a great opportunity to discover much more about this little-known artist, bringing together thirty-five of Holl’s major works, including paintings that have never before been on public display. These include a portrait of former Prime Minister, W.E. Gladstone, which has hung on the walls of his stately home, Hawarden Castle, for over 90 years.
Mercer Gallery opening times: Tues – Sat 10.00 to 16.00, Sun 14.00 to 16.00. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.
- Any age
Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War
- 17 May 2014 — 18 January 2015
Frank Brangwyn was one of the most prolific artists of the First World War, designing more than 80 posters. These were inspired by his memories and photographs of the Belgian and French landscapes and also fuelled by his personal response to the invasion of Belgium, his country of birth.
This exhibition presents a collection of his works produced during The Great War, including drawings, prints and lithographs. Often shocking and violent in their content, Brangwyn’s posters focused initially on recruitment and war loans before going on to portray concerns for wounded soldiers and orphaned children.