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.

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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


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.
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 /

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free / Families and Children Welcome


Sarah Pickstone: The Rehearsal

Sarah Pickstone: The Rehearsal

  • 18 April — 5 July 2015 *on now

New paintings by London artist, Sarah Pickstone, inspired by a drawing in the Harrogate Art and Museums collection, Dame Laura Knight’s Ready for Rehearsal, explore themes of performance, dance and artifice as a metaphor for painting and plays with the feminine image of ballet.

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

Tel: 01423 556188

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Free Entry

Mercer Art Gallery
Swan Road
North Yorkshire




01423 556188

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