Leeds University Library

May at the Galleries

Published Thursday 20 April 2017

image from music manuscript held in special collections

Sculpture, Mozart, revolution, and more

Kenneth Armitage Curator's Tour with Ann Elliott

Date: Friday 5 May 2017
Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Time: 12:30 - 13:15
Cost: Free, booking required

Guest Curator Ann Elliott will be leading a guided tour of 'Kenneth Armitage: Sculpture and Drawing of the 1950s', at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. The exhibition brings Armitage's sculptures and drawings of the 1950s, coinciding with the time when he undertook the prestigious and pioneering Gregory Fellowship, back to Leeds.

Ann Elliott is a curator who organises exhibitions and manages a portfolio of visual arts projects. She was a curatorial trainee at Sheffield City Art Galleries, an exhibition officer in the visual arts department at the British Council and the first head of sculpture at Cass Foundation when it opened it 1994. Publications include: Sculpture at Canary Wharf: A Decade of Exhibitions, a record of her curatorial work on the exhibition programme; Sculpture in the Workplace; The Art of Prior's Court School; The Eric and Jean Cass Collection; and Tom Bendhem: Collector for the Contemporary Art Society. A trustee of the Gabo Trust for Sculpture Conservation since 1999, she has been its chair since 2012 and served on the Fabric Committee of Portsmouth Cathedral (2006-16). Elliott is a member of Crossrail's Round Table for their Public Art Programme.

This talk is free, but spaces are limited so booking is essential.


For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 2778

This event is part of a weekend of events coinciding with the opening of 'Refinding: Jessie Flood-Paddock and Kenneth Armitage' at The Tetley, Leeds. Find out more about the exhibition at The Tetley

Tuesday Treasure - Music, musicians and manuscripts

Date: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Location: Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Cost: Free, drop-in

Join us for our monthly Tuesday Treasure - what will you discover?

Visit May's Tuesday Treasure to see some remarkable musical survivals from Mozart and Beethoven to Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. Find out what happened when two fans visited Mozart's widow in 1829, and discover what the Yorkshire Post's music critic thought of Rachmaninoff when he performed in Leeds Town Hall in 1910.

Drop in any time between 12 noon and 2pm to take a look at these fascinating sources.

Museums at Night: Caught in the Russian Revolution

Date: Friday 19 May 2017
Location: Leeds University Library Galleries - Parkinson Building
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Cost: £3, Booking required

Join the Galleries for an evening of music, drama and creativity at this special after-hours event, and experience the collections in a new light.

In the exhibitions 'Caught in the Russian Revolution' and 'Saved from the Russian Revolution', archives and artefacts highlight the British community's experiences during the events of the Russian Revolution.

Discover The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery and Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery at this adult only after-hours event which is part of the national Museums at Night Festival.

Please note this event is for age 18+

There is a small charge of £3 for this event, which covers two drinks per person. There will be a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available.


For further information please contact the Gallery by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk or telephone: (0113) 343 9803