Explore Perspectives, a stunning new 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


New Light Prize Exhibition

New Light Prize Exhibition

Until 2nd June 2018

Free admission

The new light prize exhibtion, described as one of the 'must see' exhibitions in the north, continues to shine a light on Northern art at Huddersfield Art Gallery.

The high profile 4th biennial prize exhibition opened last year at The Bowes Museum in County Durham. From hyperreal portraits to abstract paintings; from urban landscapes to plein-air oil studies; and from printmaking to wall-hung sculpture, it features diverse work by 72 of the finest northern artists from recent graduates to Royal Academicians such as Leeds-born Norman Ackroyd CBE, and Anne Desmet.

Once again Yorkshire proves itself a creative county with 25 of the selected artists living and working in the area. Well known names Maxwell Doig and Tom Wood, both of whom have previously enjoyed retrospective exhibitions at Huddersfield Art Gallery, sit alongside emerging talents such as Kate Desforges and Josh Newsome. Another six of the artists on display were born in the county, including Christopher Cook, winnder of the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award, and Deborah Grice the winner of the Saul Hay Gallery Emerging Artist Award.

Human bridge
Olivia Hemingway 'HOME'

Olivia Hemingway 'HOME'

Until 2nd June 2018

Free admission

Photographer and artist Olivia Hemingway is showing new and existing series' exploring themes around the subject of home.

Included in the exhibition are recent portraits of Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who, Broadchurch), Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek, X-Men) and Lena Headey (Game of Thrones, 300) among others, photographed in support of the local hospital in Huddersfield, in specially chosen locations around the town.

The theme of home has been ongoing in Olivia Hemingway's photography, whether working on projects in her home town of Huddersfield or working on projects in diverse locations such as London, New York, Lithuania and Japan. She captures everyday moments in cafes, pubs, personal spaces, artist studios and explores stories through the informal portraits and detailed images of objects.

Jodie Whittaker
Perspectives: Aspects of the Kirklees Collection

Perspectives: Aspects of the Kirklees Collection

This stunning new 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.

Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club

Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club

From 15th June to 1st September

An annual exhibition showcasing photographic works by members of the Huddersfield Photo Imaging Club in print and digital image form.

Huddersfield Photo-imaging Club

Coming Soon

Matthew Krishanu: The Sun Never Sets

Matthew Krishanu: The Sun Never Sets

23rd June - 15th September

This exhibition by Matthew Krishanu brings together a group of large-scale paintings exploring figuration, place, and memory. The works centre on two boys (the artist and his brother) growing up in Bangladesh - and their experience of a complex world that includes expatriates, missionaries, and expansive landscapes.

oil on convas

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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 at Huddersfield Art Gallery

Kevin Threlfall (Marsden) Nature photography at its best.

Photography at Huddersfield Art Gallery