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


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.

Mandy Payne: Out of Time

Mandy Payne: Out of Time

5 October 2019 - 18 January 2020

Mandy Payne is a painter and printmaker based in Sheffield.

Her work explores issues of gentrification, social housing and the flux of the urban landscape.

Particularly inspired by modernist, Brutalist architecture, she works with concrete and spray paint, materials that have a direct, physical connection with her subject matter.

Mandy Payne Out of Time
Chris Gollon: Beyond the Horizon

Chris Gollon: Beyond the Horizon

12 October 2019 - 18 January 2020

Huddersfield Art Gallery was one of the first museums to recognise and acquire the innovative work of British artist Chris Gollon (1953-2017).

This is a major retrospective exhibition of Gollon's music related paintings, crossing boundaries between music and contemporary art; exploring human nature and all its follies and all its glories through paintings inspired by music and lyrics from some of the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

Chris Gollon Beyond the Horizon
Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

9 November 2019 - 18 January 2020

The Contemporary British Painting Prize Exhibition 2019 will be selected from an open call for contemporary painters currently working in the UK.

Twelve shortlisted painters will each exhibit three works from which the judges will select the winnerwho will receive a cash prize of £2000 and an essay on their work by a nationally recognised art writer which will be published in the exhibition catalogue.

For more information please visit Contemporary British Painting.

Contemporary British Painting Prize

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