Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Highly commended: Museums and Heritage Award

Free Admission

Due to essential refurbishment work our lift will be out of action from Tuesday 9 October to Friday 21 December 2018. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. If you would like to discuss access to our site, please ring 01274 431212.

The David Hockney Gallery is proving very popular with general visitors and school groups participating in workshops and activities. Therefore please be aware this is not always a quiet space. Thank you for your understanding. If you would like to plan your visit contact our reception on 01274 431212.

Our Learning Team runs a programme of workshops and events for schools, groups and individuals. Please visit the Learning section of the website for more details or email [email protected]

Some of Cartwright Hall Art Gallery's facilities are available for hire.  Please email [email protected]  with your enquiry. 

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Cartwright Hall Art Gallery has been collecting prints for over one hundred years and its collection includes works by master printmakers such as Francisco Goya, William Blake and Walter Sickert and by modern masters - Pop Artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton. We also have the four major series of prints produced by David Hockney; Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, The Blue Guitar, A Rake’s Progress and Illustrations of the Poetry of C. P. Cavafy. For enquires regarding the print collection please contact [email protected]

Well known artists currently on display within the  permanent galleries include such names as Paula Rego, Yinka Shonibare, Anish Kapoor, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Dhruva Mistry, Cornelia Parker, Salima Hashmi, LS Lowry, Arpana Caur, Francis Newton Souza, Damien Hirst plus many decorative arts, Asian textiles and calligraphy.

Cartwright Hall is set in the magnificent, Green Flag-awarded grounds of Lister Park, with a boating lake, adventure playground and Mughal Gardens. Please note: There is not currently a cafe inside Cartwright Hall but cups and water are available in our Family Room and you are welcome to bring a picnic with you to eat in the Family Room or in the beautiful park outside. A machine serving hot beverages is available within the gallery. There is also a privately run cafe in the Lister Park boat house that serves hot and cold drinks, food and ice-cream. Open April - September, 12 noon -7pm; October 11am - 5pm (weekend only). If the weather is good you may find the cafe open outside the usual hours! Telephone: 01274 487312.

Please note: to prevent damage to works of art and for your comfort and safety, we ask that you use the lockers provided to store large bags and rucksacks during your visit.

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