Patron: Murray Perahia KBE
President: The Rt Hon Lord Bragg
Honorary Vice-Presidents: Professor Michael Arthur, Sir Ernest Hall OBE DL, Sir Alan Langlands, Col. Alan Roberts K StJ OBE, Dame Rosalind Savill, Dame Fanny Waterman, Dr Marjorie Ziff LLD Hon RCM
Founding President: the late Mrs Audrey Burton OBE
About the Friends
The Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) was founded in 1989 to promote and support art and music at the University of Leeds. It is a Registered Charity independent of the University. Our membership includes a wide range of people, drawn from the University and the wider community it serves in Leeds and the surrounding area.
From informal beginnings as a group of staff members and friends with an interest in helping to foster the University’s musical and artistic life and outreach, FUAM has grown into an active and lively organisation, with a regular programme of events. Read More
FUAM’s primary purpose is to raise funds to enrich the cultural life of the University and the City of Leeds through support for the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and the University’s International Concert Series by way of subscriptions and donations.
Latest News and Forthcoming Events
Dates for your Diary:
||Wednesday 26 September at 5:30pm
Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
FUAM Graduate Art Prize
Now in its sixth year, the FUAM graduate Art Prize rewards the artistic excellence of graduating Leeds Fine Art and Design students. Friends are invited to the prize-giving at 5.30pm. You are asked to book through the Gallery’s website HERE or contact the Gallery on 0113 343 2778. The exhibition of finalists work continues until 3 November.
|Date: Thursday 25 October
Time: 5.30 for 6.00pm
Venue: School of Music
Cost: Cost £7.00 to include a glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles
A talk by Judy Tarling
The Arts United: the parentage of the sister arts
Judy Tarling, whom many Friends will know as the leader of the Leeds Baroque Orchestra (details of their next concert HERE ) has an interest in the interconnection between art, music, poetry and landscape gardening in the 17th and 18th centuries. Her talk will demonstrate the common ground shared by the arts. Fittingly, in this year marking the bicentenary of the death of Humphry Repton, Judy will refer to Repton’s circle of friends at Heathfield Park in East Sussex. Her talk will also include musical extracts performed by members of Leeds Baroque Choir.
Booking on line via the FUAM website will be available shortly. You can reserve your tickets by email to the events secretary HERE
||Date: November 3rd, 2018 19:30 — 21:30
Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone) Joseph Middleton (piano)
Sir Thomas Allen: Ancient and Modern
Ludwig van Beethoven – Mailied, Wonne der Wehmuth, Adelaide, La Partenza
Felix Mendelssohn – Morgengruss, Fruhlingslied, Winterlied, Frage, Venetianisches Gondellied
Hugo Wolf – Wie Viele Zeit Verlor ich, Hess auf dein blondes Haupt, Nimmersatte Liebe, Anakreons Grab, Der Gartner
Henri Duparc – Soupir, La vie antérieure, Le manoir de Rosemonde, L’invitation au voyage
Charles Ives – The Things our Fathers Loved, Tom Sails Away, Charlie Rutlage, The Sideshow, The Greatest Man
Peter Warlock – Sleep, Pretty ring time, Ha’anacker Mill, My own country, Yarmouth Fair
Tickets are available from the Concerts box office HERE
The Atumn-Winter programme is now available
Further details and booking facilities are on the website.
Exhibitions & Gallery News
Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.
||Tuesday 20 November at 5.30pm
Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery
Still Life: Things devouring time
The main exhibition of the Autumn/Winter season in the Gallery is Still life: things devouring time, exploring consumer culture and social, environmental and sustainability issues relevant today. Through the medium of still life this exhibition looks at things made from non-biodegradable materials and people’s inclination to collect possessions. It explores how these behaviours contradict the concept of “tempus edax rerum” – time as devourer of all things. The exhibition is co-curated by Dr Dawn Woolley (Leeds Arts University), and is generously supported by Leeds Arts University. The opening on Tuesday 20 November,will be preceeded by an introductory talk to which FUAM members are invited.
Details of the Art Gallery’s and the Treasures Gallery’s programmes are to be found at http://library.leeds.ac.uk.