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.
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.
Over 2000 works of fine art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Fine Art, Photography
Eileen Cooper RA: Hide and Seek
- 26 September 2016 — 15 January 2017 *on now
This is a superb opportunity to view a large selection of poetic, bold and figurative drawings by Eileen Cooper RA spanning almost 40 years of her career. This remarkable body of work illustrates how Cooper’s distinctive imagery has developed through making drawings that explore such subjects as sexuality, birth, family, fecundity and creativity. Organised in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts the exhibition is another major achievement for the Mercer, which has a reputation for promoting the work of female artists.
EILEEN COOPER RA: Hide and Seek is at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate from 24 September until 15 January 2017. Admission is free.
Liza Dracup: Landmarks
- 18 October 2016 — 8 January 2017 *on now
Liza Dracup is a British contemporary photographer whose work captures a magical and often eerie atmosphere, revealing a photographic vision unavailable to the eye. For her new series of photographs, Landmarks, she turns her attention to photographic material in the Harrogate Fine Art collection.
Dracup was given access to the Mercer Gallery's collection of Victorian photographs and invited to respond to them in her own way. Landmarks features well loved and familiar Yorkshire locations: Hackfall Woods, Strid Wood at Bolton Abbey, the spectacular railway bridge crossing the River Nidd at Knaresborough and Ilkley Moor, all seen through Dracup’s painterly lens.
- Any age
A Harrogate Culture Crawl
- 8 December 2016 11am-1pm *on now
Our regular 'well-being walks' are a chance to try something new and enjoy some fresh air and exercise at the same time! On this walk we'll visit a varied selection of Harrogate's art galleries and artists' studios. Finish off your walk with a cup of tea and discover our exhibitions in the Mercer. Booking required, contact the Mercer Art Gallery to reserve your place.
- Not suitable for children
£5 per person
Mercer Art Gallery