We aim to keep our programme as flexible as possible throughout each calendar year, with exhibition themes and content ranging across a broad spectrum of subjects, styles, and media. The gallery programme is loosely scheduled around a rolling four week turnaround, while events are hosted on an ad-hoc basis.
Taking up Space
1 June - 11 July 2020
An interdisciplinary project brought to you by Bobbi Rae and friends.
From Angler Fish to Helicopters…
2 March - 18 April 2020
Stop drawing unicorns and embrace the mundane! An exhibition of screen prints by Sheffield-based illustrator / Leeds-based lecturer Mick Marston.
3 January 2020 - 29 February 2020
After Space is an exhibition of original paintings by two Leeds-based artists, Jenny Beard and Dan Harland, many of which are brand-new and being shown for the first time having been specially created for this exclusive show.
Comic and Concept Art
28 October - 20 December 2019
A collaboration between 164 and LAU, this exhibition is a documentation of life on Quarry Hill, through the eyes of the Comic and Concept Art students of Leeds Arts University. In Association with Thought Bubble Festival.
5 August - 26 October 2019
An exhibition of original paintings by local artist Gabriella Ranito-Baltazar; much of her work reflects things that have been broken, split or cracked, with the intention that things look more interesting and beautiful with flaws.
Chefs’ Hands Project
9 May - 27 July 2019
A series of portraits of chefs hands by photographer Joakim Blockstrom, in support of Pilot Light Campaign and as part of Leeds Indie Food Festival 2019.
Third Eye Signs at 164
1 March - 27 April 2019
Featuring new, specially created work in this debut exhibition by Third Eye Signs. Beautiful hand painted signs, using enamel, gold leaf and traditional techniques on a variety of materials, as well as some exclusive light boxes, all of which are for sale.
2 February - 28 February 2019
Tish Murthas’ searing documentary work from the 1970s and 80soffers a tender and frank perspective on a historic moment of social deprivation and instability in Britain.
3 January - 31 January 2019
The gallery is taking a break in January, we will be back with a new show in February - watch this space.
8 December - 22 December 2018
The Elixir of Image making, in collaboration with Basement Arts Project
Abigail Aaron – Songs
5 November - 5 December 2018
Songs by Abigail Aaron. A collection of original paintings by a Leeds Arts University graduate.
Matt Ferguson – Retrospective
17 September - 31 October 2018
The Film and Pop Culture Art of Matt Ferguson is a retrospective exhibition featuring over 85 works from across Matt Ferguson’s career, including posters and illustrations produced for Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and many more.
These Northern Types
23 August - 15 September 2018
These Northern Types is a typographic exploration of Northern identity in a globalised world; where the’s muck, is the’ still brass? Is making do and mending consigned to the history books? Where’s the line between being proud of where one's from, and making others feel excluded... ?
27 July - 21 August 2018
TypedFace is the typographic project of Danny Cope, a songwriter/designer who has always loved words, and more specifically, what they can do; in this first series of his work, these TypedFaces blend Danny's love of lyrics and graphic design into portraits of pop artists built with their lyrics we know and love.
16 July - 26 July 2018
An exhibition of artwork by Keep Real artists Megan Swan and Molly Pukes. Keep Real is a social enterprise supporting better mental health in young people.
10 May - 14 July 2018
A collection of time-perfected recipes and stories from grandmothers across the globe. The Grand Dishes team is made up of an art director, photographer, videographer and writer, creating content together about the older generation for the younger generation.
Dare to Dream II – Maron Stills
18 April - 9 May 2018
Raw and on-the-fly imagery by acclaimed music photographer Maron Stills. "In this exhibition - Dare to Dream II - I am bringing some of my best works to Leeds. These stills reflect the energy the artists bring on stage in the best way. I dared to dream and followed my heart".
XL Editions by Syrett
19 February - 17 April 2018
A collection of works by Dan Syrett created using nail varnish, re-imagined as high quality limited edition giclée prints using archival inks.
Birds with Birds
20 November 2017 - 17 February 2018
‘Birds with Birds’ explores femininity and sexuality and it’s confinement in modern day society. Drawing on symbolism from different cultures to create an unconventional narrative centred around female empowerment, creating something beautiful from an idea rooted in a darker place.
SUN Awards 29
13 November - 18 November 2017
Now in its 29th year, Shot Up North returns to the Gallery for the sixth time with it's annual competition exhibition; this year Peter Mitchell judges the awards.
Pom To The People
2 October - 9 November 2017
We've partnered with Stitch-Up for October, who will be delivering a series of unique Pom Pom making workshops alongside an interactive exhibition. This new 'happiness project' will bring people together to have fun and spread positive messages through making, sharing and turning waste into wonderful things.
How to Be Beautiful
19 September - 8 October 2017
New paintings of the women who shape how we see ourselves, by artist Bay Backner, a one-off show in our 164 Café Space.
ZARJAZ! 40 Years of 2000 AD
1 September - 30 September 2017
Vice Press teams with 2000 AD and Thought Bubble Festival to celebrate 40 Years of the Galaxy’s Greatest comic with a Thrill-Powered gallery exhibition featuring work by Earth’s mightiest artists and designers from comics and pop culture.
14 August - 30 August 2017
We have teamed up with East Street Arts to put together an exhibition about re-thinking what Editions could mean to artists practice today.
The Illustrator – Maria Brzozowska
19 June - 12 August 2017
In Leeds College of Art graduate Maria Brzozowska's first solo show we enter a surreal beautiful world of illustrations depicting scenes where reality and fantasy merge to create a magical realism.
Plant / Grow / Make / Eat
2 May - 16 June 2017
An exhibition and installation exploring pattern in food. As part of Leeds Indie Food Festival 2017, we've decided to explore the vast and beautiful patterns that reside in what we eat!
Play It Loud:
Gig Poster Goodness
13 March - 27 April 2017
Official screen printed gig posters by Manchester-based illustrator New Analog, celebrating the long standing, heavenly union of music and art - from Gil Scott-Heron to Bonobo and everything in between.
2 February - 10 March 2017
Wex Photographic's annual exhibition comes to Leeds for the first time showcasing the winners from their online competition, #WexMondays.
Figure – Process – Material
24 January - 28 January 2017
Part of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle Engagement Programme; this programme involved working with identified groups in Leeds and Wakefield with participation for community groups at the heart of the activity.
2 December 2016 - 20 January 2017
A topsy turvy re-imagining of the everyday objects that reside in our homes, by designer Jason Taylor. Whimsical and humorous, this show plays on our imaginations in a fantastical and magical way.
The Wicked + The Divine
1 November - 30 November 2016
An exhibition of imagery from Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen's comic series, The Wicked + The Divine. Every ninety years, twelve gods incarnate as humans. They are loved. They are hated. In two years, they are dead. Welcome to The Wicked + The Divine, where gods are the ultimate pop stars.
SUN Awards 28
24 October - 31 October 2016
Now in its 28th year, Shot Up North returns to the Gallery for the fifth time with it's annual competition exhibition.
Dench Does Dallas
12 September - 22 October 2016
Peter Dench was unleashed to photograph the iconic city of Dallas, Texas. Dench’s journey took him across the vast urban landscape capturing the colour and characters he met along the way.
Essence of Gender
2 August - 9 September 2016
Essence of Gender, curated and organised by Exhibit.Leeds, showcases 4 artists - each with a unique and different approach to representing gender in art.
Geo Draws More
18 June - 30 July 2016
Sheffield based Illustrator Geo Law draws on our walls! He works with a blend of references such as comic books, computer game characters and pop culture using mixed media all rooted in doodling.
Fresh Yorkshire Aires
14 June - 17 June 2016
Graphic scores and visualisations of sound by artists based in Yorkshire.
Leeds Student Photo Festival 2016
26 May - 2 June 2016
The annual Leeds City College Photography and Art Enterprise exhibition.
The City of Cake
Curated External Exhibition
A walk through, immersive, edible installation of some of the buildings that give Leeds its unique culture.
The Victorian Dinner Table
Curated External Exhibition
We are excited to be working alongside the festival and Leeds Library, to curate an exhibition based around the theme of food, and drawing upon the rich and vast food heritage within Leeds Library’s book archive.
WOMEN | ART | FOOD
5 May - 25 May 2016
Celebrating superwomen of food and art.
Leeds Through a Lens… Revisited
11 April - 30 April 2016
A re-working of our popular Leeds Through a Lens show from 2012, this time the students have taken over...
Leeds Print Festival 2016
1 April - 9 April 2016
They're back! All the inky goodness and fun for the 5th year running! #printsnotdead
Louisa Foley & Thom Milson
11 March - 31 March 2016
Exhibit presents an exhibition of work by two talented Illustrators, who we think are super.
22 January - 31 March 2016
Showcasing selected works from 'Exhibit', our curated, external exhibition programme.
19 January - 21 January 2016
Leeds Beckett University BA (Hons) Graphic Arts & Design Level 6 Interim Show.
4 January - 16 January 2016
It's our January Art Sale! All artworks at reduced prices of up to 30% off!
14 December - 19 December 2015
Beyond the BBC... An exhibition of works from the arty folk of the BBC.
Contains Adult Themes
9 November - 12 December 2015
Thought Bubble Festival and The Gallery at Munro House present an exhibition of works by superstar illustrator Joan Cornellà.
SUN Awards 27
3 November - 7 November 2015
Celebrating and rewarding the best commercial photography in the UK regions within Advertising, Design, Fashion and Editorial.
8 October - 31 October 2015
An exhibition and book launch of portrait photography by Sara Teresa
Pop-Up Pop-Art – The Exhibition
22 September - 3 October 2015
We've collaborated with Harvey Nichols to design and build a Photo Booth installation for the store and the Gallery.
Pop-Up Pop-Art with Harvey Nichols
A collaboration with Harvey Nichols for Autumn in the store, themed 'The Art of Style'.
Cornel Lucas – Photographs
3 August - 19 September 2015
A pioneer of film portraiture in the 1940s and 1950s, Cornel Lucas was the first photographer to win BAFTA in 1998 for Services to British Film Industry. Throughout August and September, we are exhibiting a selection of some the most iconic film photography in the world.
Behind The Mask:
2 July - 1 August 2015
We are very excited to be showing BAFTA photographer Andy Gotts’ photography of modern screen icons for the whole of July, in a photographic celebration of portraits, film and celebrity.
The Future in Their Hands
16 June - 1 July 2015
A selection of outstanding work from Leeds Beckett University Graphic Arts & Design and Fine Art Degrees 2015.
Student Photo Festival
4 June - 15 June 2015
This exhibition is a group show by Leeds City College students studying on the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Photography Programs. It's the third year we've hosted students from Leeds City College, and the work this year is as strong and insightful as ever.
The Great Edible Art Exhibition
14 May 2015
This May, be prepared to explore uncharted territories of visual art 'consumption'... In celebration of the British Art Show coming to Leeds in October, we’ve teamed up with The Tattooed Bakers to create Leeds’ first ever truly edible exhibition!
&_ Totally Tutti Frutti
5 May - 30 May 2015
We’ve been inspired to concoct something tasty in the Gallery during Leeds Indie Food Festival. This exhibition features bonkers artwork from Bompas & Parr’s latest publication and specially created recipes as prints from Leeds-based online food journal Food&_.
Human Nature Show
23 April - 2 May 2015
Celebrating emerging and cutting edge environmental art, the Human Nature concept exhibition uses various mediums of visual art to explore our relationship with the environment, and to raise awareness of fundamental environmental changes that are happening in our world.
Avant by Justin Slee
30 March - 15 April 2015
Avant is the result of an ongoing partnership between Leeds-based photographer Justin Slee and award-winning Northern Ballet. The exhibition is a collection of behind-the-scenes photographs that illustrate the dedication, professionalism and endeavour of the world of modern ballet.
Paul Digby – Portraits
2 March - 28 March 2015
Fresh from his 'Portraits of Emotions' exhibition at The Tetley, Leeds-based contemporary artist Paul Digby brings his large-scale paintings and drawings to the Gallery for 3 weeks in March.
2 February - 28 February 2015
This exhibition is a selection of big, bold, seductive paintings and prints by Brighton-based artist Sara Pope. Best known for her paintings and limited edition prints of big, bold and beautiful lips, her work packs a thought-provoking 'pop art punch'.
Leeds Print Festival (2015)
23 January - 31 January 2015
Leeds Print Festival 2015 is proud to be independent and championing the exploration of traditional and contemporary printmaking process. Back for its 4th year at the Gallery, this time the festival includes print talks, workshops, print fair, and more... #printsnotdead
SUN Awards 26
27 November 2014 - 22 January 2015
Celebrating and rewarding the best commercial photography in the UK regions within Advertising, Design, Fashion and Editorial.
We See Fireworks
14 November - 23 November 2014
We See Fireworks is an ever-evolving sound and light installation made from hundreds of voices that gently unfold in the darkness. For two weeks the Gallery goes dark as part of Compass Festival 2014, 11 days of ground-breaking interactive artworks and captivating performances across leeds.
MA Creative Practice (2014)
9 October - 8 November 2014
MACP is the inaugural MA Exhibition of Leeds College of Art ‘Creative Practice’ postgraduate students. Within this exhibition, the four artists present work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill, exploring the intersection between researched contextualisation and current events.
How Do You Take Yours… ?
19 September - 7 October 2014
A small exhibition about coffee and tea, featuring fine and functional equipment for manual coffee and tea brewing, drinking vessels crafted traditionally out of fine bone china, and enough coffee and tea to keep us going for a few weeks. Also a film screening, a book reading, and an afternoon tea party.
The Eden Diaries
14 August - 15 September 2014
TONE takes over the Gallery at Munro House for four weeks, wreaking havoc with our walls and playing with our minds with ‘The Eden Diaries’. In this arresting portrayal of men, women, aliens and superheros in a world of pure consumerism, romance and relationships (1950s comic style).
16 June - 13 August 2014
Cyclism, a celebration of cycling to coincide with Yorkshire’s Le Grand Départ 2014. We've collaborated with and commissioned graphic designers, artists and bike shops to create and curate an multi disciplinary bicycle exhibition. There's something for everyone in #cyclism.
12 June - 15 June 2014
This exhibition is a group show by Harrogate School of Art and Design students studying on the Contemporary Photography and Film Course. This exhibition forms part of a series of exhibitions in association with local Universities and Colleges.
Student Photo Festival (2014)
5 June - 10 June 2014
This exhibition is a group show by Leeds City College students studying on the Foundation Degree and BA (Hons) Photography Programs. This exhibition forms part of a series of exhibitions in association with local Universities and Colleges.
Tattoo & The Art of Ink
5 May - 4 June 2014
Tattoo - the Art, process, mythology and symbolism of this often misunderstood art form. From sketchbook to skin, this exhibition draws from the rich heritage of Tattoo Art to bring you original tattoo designs, photography, illustration, flash, concepts, sketches, prints and more…
Young Blood (Part I)
1 April - 30 April 2014
Young Blood is a collection of work by selected Arts graduates from the classes of 2012 and 2013. Featuring work from across the UK, we are pleased to host artists from 7 universities, including Chelsea College of Art, Manchester University, Edinburgh College of Art, Leeds College of Art and Central St Martins.
24 February - 31 March 2014
Saturday Girl, shot by Casey Orr, is a series of portraits of young women in Leeds; specifically seen through their hairstyles. It is an exploration of what hair means culturally and personally to young women and how they experience and use the power inherent in becoming visible as women.
1 February - 22 February 2014
The illustrious Flyposting Series makes its way to The Gallery at Munro House, for an exhibition of gig posters. Featuring work from Graham Pilling, Handcooked Poster, Horse Graphic Design Studio, Jacknife, Lewis Heriz, Luke Drozd, Michael Cowell, Switch Open, Telegramme, The Print Project.
Leeds Print Festival (2014)
24 January - 31 January 2014
Third time’s the charm, Leeds Print Festival 2014 is here... The week long festival champions contemporary and traditional print making processes with an opening night celebration, print exhibitions, a series of talks, and even a print fair.
Within & Without
4 January - 23 January 2014
A slightly eclectic exhibition of the strange art of portraiture - Including work from the recent 'Within and Without' exhibition at The Gallery at Flannels, which closed in December 2013. Also featuring a selection of original artwork by Dan Cimmermann, Jordan Peers, and Talya Baldwin.
22 November - 24 December 2013
Neon: Burning Light a celebration of neon art and sculpture. Julia Bickerstaff is an award winning artist & neon maker from the North of England who has exhibited and is collected globally; she studied art at Leeds College of Art in the 1980’s and also holds a degree in Engineering.
The Yorkshire Photographers
23 October - 20 November 2013
From Underscapes to Landscapes, buildings to bridges, rooftops to the coastlines, people to objects… The Yorkshire Photographers celebrates the beauty and variety of the Yorkshire landscape, its cities and its inhabitants from 15 photographers’ different perspectives.
Anatomy of Autonomy
30 September - 21 October 2013
Faces, the Anatomy of Autonomy, is a fun and interactive exhibition of graphic art for everyone. The Exhibition aims to question the difference between who we are and how we are perceived. There is also a fun app - 'Make A Face' - to accompany the exhibition.
SUN Awards 25
3 September - 28 September 2013
This is the 25th Annual SUN awards exhibition, a retrospective looking back at 25 years of commercial photography and a special silent auction where you can buy selected SUN prints for the first time. SUN has been showcasing the best photography from the North of England since 1988.
Cartoons of Margaret Thatcher
31 July - 31 August 2013
This exhibition, inspired by the recent death of Lady Margaret Thatcher, showing over 70 Political Cartoons from the Thatcher years, covering a diverse range of subjects and viewpoints. Featuring the best of the cartoonists in the political spectrum from the 1980s and 1990s, including Peter Brookes and Matt.
The Yorkshire Artists (Part V)
17 June - 13 July 2015
The Yorkshire Artists Part 5 is a celebration of work from 10 contemporary artists who all either live or work in Yorkshire. This is a continuation of a series of group shows started in 2012 with the intention of allowing new and upcoming artists to exhibit alongside more established names.
Expression of You:
The Divine Feminine
9 May - 16 June 2013
Expression of You, The Divine Feminine is a celebration of the act of sharing by photographer and filmmaker Ashley Karrell. Featuring the stories and journeys of 150 women from age 9 to 79, Ashley is showing his ongoing, personal project to the public for the first time.
Mock ‘n’ Roll
27 April - 7 May 2013
Illustrator Jack Hudson has once again teamed up with 3D image-making duo Lord Whitney, this time to produce a body of work inspired by the most vibrant, iconic, and downright weird record covers in history; they have created an entire back catalogue of LP cover designs for a series of fictitious musical artists.
30 March - 26 April 2015
Once upon a time, illustration, or ‘illumination’ was about picking up a quill and dipping it in ink... times have changed. In this exhibition we challenge the viewer to experience a visual 'Feast' for the senses... this is The Feast. Featuring the 'Whisky Tornado' by Bompas & Parr.
The Yorkshire Artists (Part IV)
1 March - 29 March 2013
The Yorkshire Artists (Part IV) is a celebration of work from 5 contemporary artists who are all either living or working in Yorkshire. This exhibition is a continuation of the series of group shows started in 2012 with the intention of allowing new and upcoming artists to exhibit alongside more established names.
One By One… By The Way…
28 January - 28 February 2013
Photographer Tony Woolliscroft has toured with the Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers for the past 20 years, this exhibition is a selection of images spanning two decades; from stage to back-stage it’s an intriguing look behind the scenes of both bands through the nineties and noughties.
Leeds Print Festival (2013)
18 January - 27 January 2012
The Gallery at Munro House hosts the second Leeds Print Festival from Friday the 18 January to Sunday 27 January 2013. The air in the Gallery will be filled with the sweet aroma of ink for the opening night celebration, with live printing and letterpress.
Leeds Life Drawing Exhibition
17 December 2012 - 17 January 2013
This is the first ever Leeds Life Drawing exhibition, and we've curated the show from work by selected artists who have regularly visited the sessions over the past few years - this show is a celebration of that work, which so often ends up being rolled up, taken home and put away in a drawer or cupboard.
SUN Awards 24
31 October - 15 December 2012
The SUN Awards (Shot Up North) showcase and reward the best in professional photography. It does this through an annual judged competition, the showcase SUN exhibition, with allied events and seminars highlighting photography generated in the Northern regions of the UK.
A Small Life – ‘Suki’
1 October - 30 October 2012
The Gallery at Munro House presents an exhibition of drawings and paintings of Leeds-based poet and life model, Suki. Although the subject matter is always the same, we see Suki from many different viewpoints, both physical and psychological - the show is a collection of work by 36 artists.
The Yorkshire Artists (Part III)
3 September - 30 September 2012
Part three of our Yorkshire Artists series, YA3 is a celebration of work from 5 selected contemporary artists who are all either living or working in Yorkshire. This exhibition includes works across various media, including painting, print making, collage and illustration.
Leeds Life Drawing Summer School
27 August - 31 August 2012
Leeds Life Drawing takes over the Gallery space for a week for their first ever Life Drawing Summer School. The Gallery will be transformed into an artists studio for one week while 15 artists are taken through the process of drawing the physical form.
A Group 7 Exhibition
1 August - 25 August 2012
This show features work by Pauline Meade, Mark Sofilas, Cath Brooke, Peter Ellis, Sue Atkinson, Kath Tarpy, Janine Denby and Jane Burgess. Collectively known as 'Group 7', all are members of Leeds Fine Artists.
What is Left
4 July 2012
What is Left is a participatory portraiture project by Leeds-based artist Ellie Harrison and photographer Roshana Rubin Mayhew in collaboration with 50 members of the public, working with individuals, community groups and bereavement charities.
28 June - 31 July 2012
Paying tribute to one of the greatest cartoonists of the 20th Century, this exhibition traces Ronald Searle’s formidable career from his student drawings to his late book and magazine illustrations. His most famous creations and best-loved characters, including Molesworth and Lemon Hart, reveal his unrivalled wit.
28 May - 27 June 2012
Judith Levin is a contemporary British artist, this show is a selection of her Yorkshire moorland paintings, specially selected for The Gallery at Munro House.
Leeds City College:
17 May - 26 May 2012
The work in this exhibition has been curated and photographed by the DEFINED:OBSCURITY collective who are students completing their Foundation Degree (2012) in Photography at Leeds City College.
Leeds Through a Lens
10 April - 16 May 2012
A selection of works of and about the City of Leeds and its people, shot by 15 different photographers. The photography in this show ranges from portraits to landscapes, documentary to fine art – some pieces were shot over 30 years ago, others just last week – the key that unites them all is their subject.
The Yorkshire Artists (Part II)
19 March - 9 April 2012
This exhibition is part two of our Yorkshire Artists series, showcasing a work from a selection of artists living and working in Yorkshire. The pieces in this show from Colin Halliday and Tom Wood are original works in oil on canvas while Helen Peyton is a printmaker and we are featuring a selection of her monoprints.
Excess All Areas:
20 Years of Basics
3 February - 17 March 2012
This exhibition draws together a collection of the iconic images, used to promote just some of more than one thousand parties thrown by legendary Leeds club night Back to Basics, since it opened its doors 20 years ago.
Leeds Print Festival (2012)
26 January - 31 January 2012
We celebrate the advent of Leeds Print Festival with an exhibition of innovative print works from regional, national and international artists and designers that will run for the duration of the festival.
The Yorkshire Artists (Part I)
4 January - 25 January 2012
A selection of works from 6 contemporary artists living or working in Yorkshire. This show includes works by David Cook, Drew Ward, Tony Noble, Mark Sofilas, Leslie Child and Helen Peyton.
The Illustrators 2011
14 November 2011 - 3 January 2012
This extraordinary exhibition covers the remarkable history of British illustration over the last century. Works by Arthur Rackham, E H Shepard, William Heath Robinson, The Walt Disney Studio, Ronald Searle, Quentin Blake and Oliver Jeffers.
50 Years at the Top
14 September - 13 November 2011
The exhibition is a mix of striking modern prints that Terry O’Neill has created from his original negatives; many have been recently discovered during extensive research of his archive. Terry’s work forms a visual Who’s Who of cinema, rock and pop music, theatre and fashion over five decades.
Exhibitions listed go back to our first show in September 2011, while selected events and projects are archived.
Pieces from past exhibitions are unfortunately not available through the gallery once the exhibition has closed, we recommend contacting artists directly.
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