Leeds University Library

Open to all!

Published Wednesday 10 July 2013

Lady pointing to picture in the Gallery

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, open to the public, has many art treasures, including memorabilia from the Library's Special Collections

The gallery is a hidden gem on the campus, in the University's best-known iconic building - Parkinson Court. The Gallery offers a carefully selected permanent exhibition of the highlights of the University art collection and the Library's Special Collections, as well as innovative temporary exhibitions.

The art collection includes stunning examples of European and British painting, drawings and prints, dating from the 17th century to the present day, as well as small collections of sculpture, ceramics, miniatures and photographs. The catalogue of the art collections has recently been made publicly available for browsing and research, putting much more at your finger tips. A-Z from Abbott, Wendy to Zilken, Roeloffzen, and nearly 3,000 artists' works in between.

The Gallery runs a lively programme of public events, including artist talks, roundtable discussions, and art workshops, as well as educational activities for university, school and community groups. In connection with the Gallery's current exhibitions and displays, the Burton Saturday event series offers an impressive range of art and craft activities, artist workshops, talks, movement workshops and even music recitals.  

Every Saturday afternoon, visitors are warmly invited to explore ways of interpreting the art on display, try a new skill, or just have fun and enjoy a couple of hours immersed in something creative. These events are always free of charge, open to all, and often family friendly. Please visit the website for the latest programme of events and to book places.