Leeds University: Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery
Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sundays and evenings by appointment
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is the free, public art gallery of the University of Leeds, founded in 1970. The Gallery is situated within the iconic Parkinson Building of the University. In its three rooms, it houses the University Art Collection as well as changing temporary exhibitions throughout the year. The University Art Collection - which includes painting, sculpture, watercolours, prints, and ceramics - is particularly noted for its 20th century British art, especially the works of the Camden Town and Bloomsbury group artists and the Gregory Fellows in Painting and Sculpture at the University of Leeds. Newly refurbished in 2008, it now boasts a purpose-built Education Room. The room has seats for up to 40 visitors, 3 work tables, an interactive whiteboard screen and laptop equipment. It can be screened off for groups on booked activities. The University's collection of works on paper is housed in the Education Room, allowing supervised viewing access with curatorial staff. While the Gallery does not have a dedicated Education officer on its staff, the Gallery team are happy to assist teachers/group leaders to plan and deliver activities or to arrange for specialist artist-educators to work with interested groups within the Gallery.
Tel: 0113 343 2778 Fax: 0113 343 5561
Programmes for KS2 groups and above, although art history/literary resources are best explored at KS4 and above. Paintings studied for the The Yorkshire moors as locality for KS3 Geography. Please contact the Gallery to discuss your needs. Educational materials and activities related to the Collection and exhibitions are available to download from our website, see link above.
20th Century British art, Watercolours, Sculpture, Oil Paintings, Prints, Camden Town, Bloomsbury, Gregory Fellows, Jacob Kramer.