Tiled Hall Cafe update

The Tiled Hall Cafe will be closed on Friday 1 July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and aim to reopen on Saturday 2 July.

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.


We are proud to announce that we have partnered with DASH Arts on the WAIWAV project 2022.

On 2 July, 31 disabled artists organised interventions across 30 locations, in recognition of the 102nd anniversary of the first DaDa International Exhibition.

You can now experience the work of artist Sam Metz which is currently on display in the Central Court, following their residence at the gallery.

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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