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:

Wednesday 9 January 2019 at 6.30pm

School of Music

We start the New Year on Wednesday 9 January with our now customary New Year recital and supper when we will be joined by the violin and piano duo Ilias Devetzoglou (violin) and Miaoyin Qu (piano).

Vivaldi      A minor concerto
Handel     F major sonata
Dvořák      G major sonatina
Kreisler    Variations On A Theme By Corelli

Tickets £24 (including supper) Available on line HERE Alternatively you may like to book tickets by e-mail to Gillian Roche ( and pay on the day.

Note: Last date for booking is 2 January 2019


The Atumn-Winter programme is now available

Further details and booking facilities are on the website.

Leeds University Concert season

Exhibitions & Gallery News

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, The Parkinson Bldg.

Nicole Keeley, Tide Marks series, 2017. © The Artist 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


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