Be inspired by art this February

Peter Brook Painting entitled Hannah Hauxwell - a woman in front of a farm house

If you are looking for a free way to spend a few hours why not pop into the Huddersfield Art Gallery in the Centre of the town.

The gallery is currently running 3 exhibitions to get your creative juices flowing and inject a bit of colour into your day.


discursive-documents_seba-kurtis_talcumFrom Saturday 11 February visitors will be able to enjoy Discursive Documents, the final exhibition in the ROTOR programme – a partnership between Huddersfield Art Gallery and the University of Huddersfield. Curated by Dr Liam Devlin, this exhibition explores the photograph’s potential to prompt debate, not necessarily to address ‘how things are’ but to ask ‘what is possible’.

It looks at how photographs both act as a document (of events or moments) and as an artistic/aesthetic image. Featuring the work of several photographers, the exhibition addresses themes including migration and the body. The exhibition invites you to situate yourself between the images, and to consider, question and debate the themes they explore; becoming a part of the dialogue between them.

Peter Brook

West Riding by Peter Brook - image of terraced houses on a streetAlso, at the gallery is a small exhibition of paintings by popular local artist Peter Brook. The artworks on display from the Kirklees Collection showcase all the elements of Brook’s work with the cobbled streets of West Riding towns, industrial mills, along with wintry Pennine scenes.

David Tindle RA: A Retrospective

tindle_johnIn addition, the critically acclaimed David Tindle RA: A Retrospective has now been extended until 4 March 2017. This highly popular exhibition received a 5 star review in the Observer was described as “one of the loveliest small exhibitions you’re likely to see this side of Brexit, and perhaps far beyond it?”. The exhibition is a long overdue career spanning retrospective of the Huddersfield born artist who was one of the finest figurative painters of his generation. The exhibition has attracted visitors from all across the UK.

More about Huddersfield Art Gallery

The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on Saturday. It is located on the top floor of the library building at Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SUtindle_egg-on-table


  • Hi Valerie,

    Thanks for your question. Wheelchair access is round the outer wall of the Library on the right hand side. On entering at the lower ground floor, turn left for the lift, and the Gallery is on the 2nd floor. The disabled persons’ toilet is by the entrance on the lower ground floor.

    Hope that helps, if you have any problems you can contact the library on 01484 221964.



  • how do we access this with a wheelchair?

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