Leeds Art Gallery

A headshot of artist Jill McKnight who is smiling at the camera

Artist brings Leeds voices to life in new exhibition

The voices, stories and songs of generations of Leeds folk have inspired a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds-based artist Jill McKnight immersed herself in the collections of the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery…
A John Atkinson Grimshaw painting in a gold frame

Artist’s captivating moonlit masterpiece comes home to Leeds

An atmospheric riverside scene created by one of the city’s most celebrated artists is coming home after being acquired by Leeds Art Gallery. Reflections on the Aire - on strike was painted by Leeds-born John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, a…
A painting by artist Eileen Agar

Life and legacy of ground-breaking artist explored in Angel of Anarchy

Image: Eileen Agar, Alice with Lewis Carroll, Oil on Canvas, 1960-62. © The Estate of Eileen Agar. All Rights Reserved 2022/ Bridgeman Images. The tumultuous life and times of a ground-breaking twentieth century female artist will be explored…
Four participants are reading scripts on the set of Reading the Realness at Leeds Art Gallery

Gallery tunes in as artist takes on TV talk show format

An innovative new performance has brought art enthusiasts of all ages together to reinvent a series of TV talk show debates at Leeds Art Gallery. Harold Offeh’s new artwork Reading the Realness has seen members of the gallery’s Youth…
A film still by Suzanne Lacey, Whisper, the Waves, the Wind

Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this Autumn. Opening on Saturday, September 25, Radical Reel is a group exhibition and season of screenings and events…