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

Exhibitions

Maxwell Doig: a sense of place

Maxwell Doig: a sense of place

Until 3rd March 2018

Maxwell Doig lives and works in Huddersfield, the town of his birth. He trained at the Slade and studies anatomy at University College London before developing his distinct mixed-media technique at the Hochschule der Kunst in Berlin.

Twenty years since Doig's first solo exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery as an emerging painter, his latest solo exhibition titled A Sense of Place features his recent series of architectural paintings.

Presented in partnership with Messums.

Maxwell doig
Amy-Jane Blackwell: Everyone is a moon Flourish Award Exhibition

Amy-Jane Blackwell: Everyone is a moon Flourish Award Exhibition

Until 13th January 2018

Everyone is a moon, is an exhibition of new work by artist and printmaker Amy-Jane Blackhall that takes the form of an immersive sculptural installation. Amy-Jane Blackhall is the founder of INK on PAPER PRESS, a Fine Art print and editioning studio based in Wiltshire, and is the winner of the 2016 Flourish Award and Intaglio Printmaker material prize.

The Flourish Award was established in 2009 by West Yorkshire Print Workshop to champion and showcase excellence in printmaking across Yorkshire. The award now provides printmakers from across the UK with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition at the WYPW Gallery. The winner of the award goes on to present their own solo exhibition at Huddersfield Art Gallery.

Everyone is a moon
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.

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