Explore Perspectives, a stunning permanent gallery featuring major works in Kirklees Collections and discover inspiring temporary exhibitions and great Yorkshire craft and design displayed for sale in Gallery 6.

Wall exhibition in Huddersfield Art Gallery

Exhibitions

Perspectives: Aspects of the Kirklees Collection

Perspectives: Aspects of the Kirklees Collection

This stunning exhibition showcases major works in the Kirklees Collection. Many paintings are recognised and loved by generations of visitors to the gallery. The display tells the stories of some of these most important and admired works.

Every visitor will find a painting they love, whether it's L S Lowry's painting of Chapel Hill that captures the life, landscape, industry and energy of 1960s Huddersfield; or the powerful Henry Moore sculpture Falling Warrior, depicting the twisted form of a soldier. The show includes a monumental John Martin painting Joshua commanding the sun to stand still upon Gibeon; a vibrant abstract work by Alan Davie and a beautiful Lucien Pissarro landscape, among many other gems.

This is the opportunity to see the very best art from Kirklees Collection, to feel inspired by it and enthused to explore more art and culture or learn new creative skills.

Perspective exhibition

"Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better."
- Arts Council England.

Leeds Fine Artists: Showcase 2019

Leeds Fine Artists: Showcase 2019

Until 11 May

Established in 1874, Leeds Fine Artists is one of the oldest and most prestigious regional arts organisations in the North of England. This exhibition showcases artworks by current members.

Leeds Fine Artists
David Blackburn: Works from the Studio Estate

David Blackburn: Works from the Studio Estate

2nd March to 1st June

Twenty five years after David Blackburn's memorable retrospective exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery, this new exhibition presents the opportunity to see a large body of work from the late visionary landscape artist's studio estate in his home town of Huddersfield. In partnership with Messums and co-curated by artist and friend Maxwell Doig, this exhibition is not to be missed.

David Blackburn: Works from the Studio Estate

Gallery 6: Yorkshire Makers

Yorkshire Makers is a unique retail space within Huddersfield Art Gallery, displaying great art, craft and design from Yorkshire Makers on an ever changing basis with all items for sale.

Displays include paintings, prints, ceramics, woodware, textiles, jewellery and glassware.

All our artists originate from or are based in Yorkshire, with many of them from around the Kirklees area - there is a lot of fabulous creative talent here!

Artists currently include:

Ceramics
  • Jim Robison Ceramics - (Holmfirth) Sculptural and functional ceramics from this internationally renowned USA born artist.
  • Alison Campbell Ceramics - (Marsden) Unusual polished porcelain vases and glazed domestic wares from this Canadian born ceramic artist and jeweller.
Blue and white ceramic vase
Jewellery
  • Zincwhite - (Huddersfield) Quirky and bold jewellery range created from recycled Derwent colour pencils and hardwoods.
  • Anne Humpleby - (Mirfield) Funky and colourful fused glass jewellery.
  • J & D Field - (Huddersfield) Stunning contemporary silver and gemstone jewellery with a difference.
  • Ami Hallgarth (Sowerby Bridge) Beautiful silver jewellery in geometric designs and organic abstract shapes, often with contrasting elements such as brass, copper, oxidised silver or gemstones.
Symetrical earings by J and D Field
Paintings and prints
  • Audrey Erbany - (Marsden) Professional Dutch artist living in Marsden, her style is 'impressionistic with a touch of expressionism'.
  • Ross Moore Art -(Holmfirth) Deliciously vibrant paintings using inks and dyes.
  • David Froggett (Cleckheaton) Watercolour still life and landscape paintings, inspired by the 'Modern Movement'
  • Pauline Meade (Marsden) Handmade prints inspired by the natural environment and local landscape.
  • Sally Darley (Holmfirth) Showing three works of art which are part of a project called Cause and Effect, a type of art homage to the Grade 2 listed Queensgate Market Hall, Huddersfield.
Paintings at Huddersfield Art Gallery
Textiles
  • Julía Batley - Teazle Handmade (Golcar) Stylish range of handbags, purses, scarves, notebooks etc created from vibrant leather and Liberty print fabrics.
  • Ruth Gilbert (Marsden) Beautiful woven woollen scarves and Stuffbags, handmade in Marsden.
  • Sharne Davies (Batley) Vibrantly colourful hand felted pictures of the Yorkshire landscape using wet felting with needle felting, enhanced by hand and machine embroidery.
A scarf displayed in the huddersfield gallery
Wood Turning
  • David Longfield - Squarepeg Woodturner (Leeds) The beauty of wood through clean and classic line; beautiful bowls, boxes and turned fruits.
Woodturned fruit at Huddersfield Art Gallery
Glass
Glass at Huddersfield Art Gallery
Photography

Kevin Threlfall (Marsden) Nature photography at its best.

Photography at Huddersfield Art Gallery