Name of Attraction: Leeds Art Gallery
Why it is important to Leeds: Leeds Art Gallery has been described as ‘Probably the best collection of twentieth century British art outside London’ (John Russell Taylor, The Times).
It is a creative and lively gallery located on The Headrow, nestled in between the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Central Library.
At Leeds Art Gallery you can see a rich variety of art on display from Leeds’ impressive collections. See nationally acclaimed prints, watercolours, paintings, sculptures, photography, and contemporary art. Wander between rooms and see well-known artists from our region, such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Atkinson Grimshaw, Jacob Kramer, as well as work by a range of contemporary artists including Paula Rego, Bridget Riley, Georgina Starr, Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley, Francis Bacon.
Break up a visit to the gallery by visiting the adjoining Victorian Tiled Hall Café, or the Craft Centre and Design Gallery and brand new Art Gallery Shop and Cafe downstairs. You can also take part in regular events and activities, such as artist’s talks, ‘Art On The Mat’ sessions for kids, demonstrations or seminars.
Offering displays of Leeds’ stunning collections as well as a dynamic programme of changing exhibitions, Leeds Art Gallery is an innovative and exciting place to visit for people of all ages and tastes!
The Northern Art Prize 2011 exhibition launches today. The four artists shortlisted for the fifth annual Northern Art Prize are Liadin Cooke, Leo Fitzmaurice, James Hugonin and Richard Rigg. The winner, will be announced on 19 January 2012 at Leeds Art Gallery and the exhibition will run until 19th February 2012.
Details: Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
Monday and Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 12pm to 5pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
The Art Gallery is closed on Bank Holidays.
Admission Charges: Free admission.