The Picture Library


Fancy a Matisse on your mantelpiece? Would your sitting room suit a Sutherland? Maybe your lounge would love a Lowry? Or do you fancy a Hepworth for your hallway?

About the Scheme

The Picture Library is an art lending scheme open to residents and businesses of Yorkshire. Based at Leeds Art Gallery, we have hundreds of original works of art to choose from and borrow.
Whether you’re into landscapes or abstracts, historic or contemporary art, crazy about Matisse or passionate about Moore, there is a work of art for everyone to enjoy. From oils, watercolours and drawings to photographs and original prints members can select their favourite and borrow it for up to a year.

Find out more in the drop down menus below.



Selection dates for 2019Selection dates for 2019<div class="ExternalClassF0D54A9090F04AE6B3F5D5162451B747"><p>18-20 January, 12-3pm<br></p><p>5-7 April, 12-3pm</p><p>26-28 July, 12-3pm</p><p>25-27 October, 12-3pm<br></p><p><br></p></div>
Contact usContact us<div class="ExternalClass154C1A2C2C904C229F8794ABAC968952"><p>​Telephone: 0113 320 2055<br>Email: <a href=""><strong></strong></a> <br></p></div>
Gift membershipsGift memberships<div class="ExternalClass774F71D90B734AC5B08144D491BB8F98"><p>​You can help us spread the love of art and support the Picture Library by treating your friends and family to a Picture Library Gift Membership.<br></p><p>Gift Memberships are the ideal present for Christmas, birthdays or just to say Thank You. </p><p>You can get your Gift Membership in the shop at Leeds Art Gallery. The 12 month membership will only start after they borrow their first work at one of our selection weekends.<br></p><p><br></p><p><img src="/museumsandgalleries/leedsartgallery/PublishingImages/Gift%20Membership.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
How does it work?How does it work?<div class="ExternalClass92002AA37FFF4B84BF7BDDDB6EF1502B"><p>​The Picture Library allows members to spend up to one year with original artworks. The number of works you can borrow depends on your type of membership (please see below for further details).<br></p><p>We hold four selection weekend events each year, where you can choose from hundreds of amazing pieces. All the works are framed and mounted up to museum quality standards, so they are ready to go. You'll also be provided with a strong fabric bag to safely carry your artwork.<br></p><p>Remember you are more than welcome to join us at any of our selection dates and swap your work/s. This way you can enjoy many more artworks within a year.</p><p>After your first 12 months, your contract will be renewed automatically unless you tell us otherwise.<br></p></div>
Types of membershipTypes of membership<div class="ExternalClass00B4D646D9A9462E9FB90D15CCBDAC5E"><p><img src="/museumsandgalleries/leedsartgallery/PublishingImages/Individuals%20-%20PL.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/museumsandgalleries/leedsartgallery/PublishingImages/Third%20Sector%20and%20Business%20-%20PL.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p></div>
How to become a memberHow to become a member<div class="ExternalClassF9550AE4909C413ABF1B485041A7670C"><p>To become a member, simply come to one of our selection dates listed below and complete one of our forms in person.<br></p><p>Then we will need to make a copy of your ID and run a soft credit check in order to set you up for direct debit payments. Please make sure you bring a valid proof of ID with you on the day.<br></p><p><br></p></div>



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