Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)



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:

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018 at 5.30pm

Venue: The School of Music

Annual General Meeting  followed at 6.30 pm by the AGM Social Event

Buffet supper and talk by Mary Gavagan  “Curating as a career”

Tickets now available online HERE

Mary Gavagan is the owner of the Gavagan Art gallery in Settle and was formerly curator of the University of Lancaster gallery.

For the talk and buffet supper, tickets are £24.00 for members and their guests and must be ordered in advance. Tickets available online from 8th May 2018.  To reserve your place and pay at the door contact the events administrator

Please note that the Annual General Meeting is open, free of charge, to members of FUAM.

Date: June 24th, 2018 | Time: 15:0017:00

Venue: Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall

Thanks to generous sponsorship by a member of FUAM we look forqward to a Summer Concert by The Gould Trio.

Lucy Gould (violin) Alice Neary (cello) Benjamin Frith (piano) Uwe Grodd (flute)

Beethoven, arr. Hummel – Symphony no 6 in F major, op 68, Pastorale
Brahms – Piano Trio in B major, op 8

Details of the programme and booking can be found HERE


Leeds University Concert season

Further details and booking facilities are on the website


Exhibitions & Gallery News

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.

Transforming The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

It’s all about new exhibitions in The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery!

Over in the Education Room, Facing up to the Muses: Tony Harrison and Theatre has electrified the display cases. This exhibition uses material from Harrison’s literary archive in Special Collections. Discover an often overlooked area of Harrison’s work – his involvement with theatre. See giant posters of dramatic performances written by Harrison and marvel at some of his famous, identical notebooks lined up neatly on our display shelves.

Our next special exhibition in the Art Gallery opens on 19 April and marks ten years since the major expansion of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery. Transformation celebrates the remarkable efforts made to create a public space for the University of Leeds Art Collection. Do you have a favourite artwork in the Collection? Help us to write the exhibition labels by joining the conversation on Facebook and Twitter

We want to know what your favourite artwork is, why you like it and why it’s important that it’s accessible to the public – all in 280 characters! Your comments may feature on our labels or website so make sure you get down to the Gallery once Transformation opens in April.

 Details of the Art Gallery’s and the Treasures Gallery’s programmes are to be found at


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