Calling all Funstackers! If you’re planning a trip to Leeds and you have an interest in the arts, then the Leeds Art Gallery should be top of your list! Based in the city centre you cannot miss this iconic building. Founded in 1888, the gallery has a collection of over 9,000 works of art, including paintings, sculptures, and works on paper. The collection includes works by famous British artists such as Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, and Francis Bacon, as well as lesser-known artists who are equally deserving of recognition. Some of the highlights of the collection include the 20th-century British art collection, which includes works by artists such as David Hockney, LS Lowry, and Bridget Riley, and the contemporary art collection, which features works by artists from around the world.
Leeds Art Gallery hosts a variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing works from both established and emerging artists. The gallery also hosts talks, tours, and events related to the exhibitions, providing visitors with a deeper understanding of the art on display.
With three different galleries spread throughout the building, there is a fantastic mixture of paintings and sculptures of all kinds. Free admission means that this is a great day out at a low cost! Perfect for children too as they have an Art Space where you can get creative and make some art of your own. If you want to learn more, they have plenty of workshops that you can get yourself involved in. A large proportion of the gallery is accessible for wheelchairs, and you can contact them for any specific requirements. If you’re an art aficionado and want to make the most of your time off whilst you’re in Leeds, then add this activity to your Stack today!