Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)


Friends of University Art and Music (Leeds)

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 2019/20

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

Our supporters:

FUAM is grateful for generous support for its 30th Anniversary appeal from The Scotshill Trust in memory of Amanda Burton, The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society [with logo], Bonhams [with logo], John Duncalfe, Martin Staniforth and a number of other organisations and individuals.

Forthcoming Events 2020 – further details to ne announced

1 April 2020                    

Visit to John Oldham’s and Terry Bacon’s art and ceramic collection

28 April 2020                  

Exhibition opening:  SABG      Gestural abstraction

6 May 2020                   

Talk by David Vickers on Handel
 10 June 2020                    

AGM with speaker/supper:  Speaker Dr Ellis Tinios: “Hokusai: the name that sold books”    

 21 June 2020 

Garden party(York)

19/20 September 2020

Art exhibition and sale  (School of Music)          

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

Concert Series

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


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