Artwork at the heart of campus

Take a glimpse at the artwork found in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, the accredited museum on Leeds campus.


The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Watch, as curator Layla Bloom takes us on an exclusive tour of three highlights from The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery – featuring the oldest pub in Leeds, and one of Yorkshire's finest beauty spots.

Established in 1970, the gallery began as two small rooms at the south end of Parkinson Court. Now, with the continued support of the Burton family, it has grown into an Arts Council England Accredited museum and a VisitEngland accredited visitor attraction. Find out more here.

Whitelocks by Maurice de Sausmarez

Whitelocks is reckoned to be the oldest surviving Leeds pub. In the 1940s and 1950s, when Maurice de Sausmarez was teaching in Leeds, it was a favourite haunt of writers, poets, artists and academics.

The Art Class by Stanley Spencer

In 1929, Stanley Spencer was commisioned to create a poster on the theme of Industry and Peace. The result – Spencer's depiction of an art class – is infused with Spencer's unique spirituality.

Limestone Chasm by Katharine Holmes

Gordale Scar near Malham might be familiar to Leeds alumni. It has been the inspiration for many artists and writers over the centuries, not least of all Katharine Holmes, who has lived alongside this grand natural monument her whole life.