Mercer Art Gallery

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

Website

www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museums@harrogate.gov.uk

Telephone

01423 556188

Fax

01423 556130

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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

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

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.
J M W Turner, 'Knaresborough Castle', c. 1797-8

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.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

First World War poster by Frank Brangwyn portraying children orphaned by the war

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.

Suitable for

  • 18+
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