About the Gallery
The Mercer Art Gallery is home to Harrogate district's fine art collection which consists of some 2000 works of art, mainly from the 19th and 20th centuries. The collection includes works by William Powell Frith, Atkinson Grimshaw, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Dame Laura Knight, Alan Davie and many more. The collection is not on permanent display. There is a changing exhibition programme in each of the two gallery spaces which ranges from national touring exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and crafts to exhibitions from the permanent collections to displays by local artists.
Click on the links below to find out more about exhibitions, events, and other information for your visit to the gallery.
In the main gallery
Art and Yorkshire: From Turner to Hockney
12 April - 12 October
Art made in Yorkshire, art inspired by Yorkshire and a portrait gallery of Yorkshire people. Over 100 oils, watercolours, drawings, photographs and sculpture will be on show to celebrate Le Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire, proudly part of Yorkshire Festival 2014
Courtesy of Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery
Landscape, the city, industry, the sea and Yorkshire's people are seen through the eyes of J M W Turner, Thomas Girtin, Norman Ackroyd, Katharine Holmes, Sheila Fell, David Hockney, John Piper, Jake Attree, Laura Knight, Atkinson Grimshaw, Mark Senior and many more.
Brangwyn's War: Posters of the First World War
17 May 2014 to 18 January 2015
Frank Brangwyn was an outstanding poster artist of the First World War. This exhibition puts on show a remarkable set of large scale Brangwyn posters.
In late October 2014 enjoy Masterstrokes, a collection of touring works from York Art Gallery. Religious panel paintings, 18th centuary portraits and works by David Hockney, LS Lowry, Walter Sickert and Paul Nash are among the 33 art treaures included in this touring exhibition.