A world of art in the heart of the city.

Leeds Art Gallery presents a dynamic exhibition programme and holds a significant collection of modern and contemporary British art.

Jill McKnight: Desire Lines

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Explore our new online exhibition ‘Desire Lines’ by artist Jill McKnight.

The exhibition explores the physical and metaphorical paths carved by generations of Leeds residents. It features newly commissioned sculptures, works on paper, sound and film alongside artworks from the Leeds collection and recordings from the British Library’s sound archive.

Laughs and Sorrows

Largely overlooked for more than a century, Phil May’s portrait has been extensively researched and thoroughly discussed in collaboration with Leeds black communities. The project aims for a wider range of voices to be represented within the gallery and for some difficult conversations to take place openly. We want to expand the way our collection is understood and documented for future generations.

You can view the new display in the gallery or join in the conversation online.

Work on paper by Leeds artist Phil May

Learn at Leeds Art Gallery

Learn at Leeds Art Gallery

We deliver exploratory, creative, skills-based learning across many different curriculum areas.

Discover our workshops, view learning resources and plan your visit to Leeds Art Gallery.

Buy Leeds Art Gallery prints

Turn your house into a home with prints of your favourite Leeds Art Gallery artworks. Explore our range of classical paintings from Lady Butler’s Scotland Forever! To John Atkinson Grimshaw’s Boar Lane.

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