Mercer Art Gallery

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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 November 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.
Aske Hall, view from the south.

Noble Prospects: Capability Brown & the Yorkshire Landscape

  • 25 June — 11 September 2016

The great landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown (1716-1783) changed the face of eighteenth century English parkland, creating a magical world of woods, water and swathes of green that lives on until this day in Yorkshire.

Capability Brown is the creator of some of Yorkshire’s most admired landscapes, and this unique exhibition brings together an intriguing collection of artworks, which reveal more about the designer and his designs. Drawn largely from Yorkshire collections the show features portraits of Capability Brown and his Yorkshire clients, original plans, drawings and documents by Brown, paintings of his creations as well as works of art that inspired his landscapes.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/mercerartgallery

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.
Queen of the Night, Tom Wood

Tom Wood: New Work

  • 19 February — 19 June 2016 *on now

Best known for his portraits, including those of HRH, The Prince of Wales and Yorkshire author and playwright Alan Bennett, Wood’s subject matter also includes figurative subjects, animal and nature subjects, abstract and still life studies. The Mercer exhibition brings together over 30 new paintings, including very recent studies of dancers from Northern Ballet. The paintings will be for sale.

Tom Wood is also an inspiring teacher and he will be presenting two special events at the Mercer Art Gallery:

Tom Wood: New Work an Illustrated Talk on Tues 23 Feb, 2pm, tickets £6
Stencils Workshop Tues 26 April, 10am – 4pm, £25

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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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