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
Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney
- 12 April — 12 October 2014 *on now
Art made in Yorkshire, art inspired by Yorkshire and a portrait gallery of Yorkshire people. Over 100 oils, watercolours, drawings, photographs and sculpture fill the gallery to celebrate Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire, proudly part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014.
Landscape, the city, industry, the sea and Yorkshire's people are seen through the eyes of J M W Turner, Thomas Girtin, Normal Ackroyd, Katharine Holmes, Sheila Fell, David Hockeny, John Piper, Jake Attree, Laura Knight, Atkinson Grimshaw, Mark Senior and many more.
- Any age
Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War
- 17 May 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now
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.
Heritage Open Days 2014: Mercer Art Gallery
- 11 — 12 September 2014
Thursday 2pm & Friday 10am & 2pm Talks about the building and latest exhibition. Originally built as the spa’s Promenade Rooms in 1806, the art gallery was completely gutted and renovated from Council offices in the early 1990s with further refurbishment in 2011.
Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.