Registered Charity No. 1094566
Patron: Murray Perahia KBE
President: The Rt Hon Lord Bragg
Honorary Vice-Presidents: Professor Michael Arthur, Dame Jane Francis, 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
30th Anniversary Celebrations 2019
The Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds) was founded 30 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary we shall be launching an Anniversary Appeal Fund, as well as running an expanded programme of events.
We aim to raise £10,000, to be split equally between the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and the International Concert Series. For the Gallery, we are looking to fund, or part-fund, the purchase of a significant work of art. For the School of Music, we are looking to support an ensemble in residence, which will contribute to instrumental teaching as well as give concerts.
During the 2019-20 season, we shall have a Gala Concert, two 30th Anniversary lectures instead of the annual lecture, and our usual events: Gallery Exhibition Openings, a New Year Supper Party, the AGM plus talk and supper. We shall round off the season with a garden party at the York home, close to the Minster, of our Honorary Treasurer, Helen Owens.
We hope you will enjoy the programme we are offering, and that it will attract a significant number of new members.
A detailed programme of events will be available shortly.
See the anniversary brochure HERE
Supporting our 30th Anniversary Appeal
You can contribute to the appeal in person at events, by post and online
By Post: Please send your cheque to: Helen Owens, Hon. Treasurer of FUAM, Gowland Court, Ogleforth Mews, YorkYO1 7JG. If you are a tax payer and eligible to support the Gift Aid Scheme please enclose a GIFT AID DECLARATION April 2016.
To donate on online: Use the link to the FUAM online store HERE
Thursday 14 November School of Music 6pm for 6.30pm
‘Hail, Great Patroness’: Celebrating St Cecilia in Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Dr Bryan White Senior Lecturer in the School of Music and Director of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds
Tickets: £8 (including drinks and nibbles on arrival)
Booking: By post download application form HERE
To reseve and pay on the day contact the events secretary by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery:
Invitation to members of FUAM
Tuesday 3 December at 5.30pm
“Lessons in the Studio”
Opening of the exhibition celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Faculty of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
THE FUAM Graduate Art Prize: and the winner is …
Now in its seventh year, the FUAM Graduate Art Prize, supported by the Friends of University Art & Music (FUAM), rewards the artistic excellence of students completing BA studies in Art and Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2019.
A panel of expert judges selected four finalists for the prize from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies and the School of Design degree shows, which took place around campus in June. This year’s finalists were Eloise Burrows (BA Art and Design), Katie Bennett-Rice (BA Art and Design), Bella Marr (BA Fine Art) and Alex Oliver (BA Fine Art).
Our congratulations go to the winner of the 2019 Prize Katie Bennett-Rice (BA Art and Design) Katies winning work is pictured above.
Leeds University International
Details of the 2019-20 programmeavailable now.
Further details and booking facilities are on the website.
Exhibitions & Gallery News
Details of the Art Gallery’s and the Treasures Gallery’s programmes are to be found at http://library.leeds.ac.uk.