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:

Monday 8 April 2019 at 5.30pm

Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery

Fifty Works by Fifty British Women Artists, 1900-1950

This exhibition highlights the creative work of women artists active in the first half of the 20th century. Despite the inequality of opportunity for women artists to train, exhibit and sell their work in the early 20th century, many produced powerful work. A diverse collection of fifty works by fifty British women artists, from portraits and self-portraits, landscapes and cityscapes to industrial scenes and images of war will feature in the show.

Free talk for FUAM members by the Curator Sacha Llewellyn prior to the formal opening

Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 6pm for 6.30pm

School of Music

The FUAM Annual Lecture

Frith A Private View at the Royal Academy, 1881 

William Powell Frith: the People’s Painter 

Jane Sellars MBE

Jane Sellars, formerly of the Bronte Parsonage Museum, Harewood House and the Mercer Gallery, is a freelance exhibition curator and art historian. As curator of the Frith exhibition she will explore the roots of his popularity in the Victorian period – as a painter of great panoramic narrative works – and the relevance of his work to the present day

Clikck this LINK to book online

You may book by post using the PDF form The FUAM Annual Lecture 2019 Booking form

Cost £8.00 to include a glass of wine/soft drink and nibbles. Free parking


Leeds University International

Concert Series

The February-June programme is now available

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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