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Leeds Fine Artists

Leeds Fine Artists (LFA) is an association of artists from across Yorkshire. It was established in 1874, which makes it one of the oldest regional arts bodies in the UK. From its beginnings in Leeds it has spread throughout Yorkshire and is now one of the most prestigious arts organisations in the North of England. LFA is proud of the high standard of work produced by its members. The association currently has over fifty exhibiting members working in two and three dimensions in a wide variety of media.

Leeds Fine Artists seeks to encourage and promote art and artists throughout Yorkshire. As well as an annual exhibition, held in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough in Halifax, other exhibitions are organised across the region each year, bringing together the wide range of styles and approaches of LFA's exhibiting members. In addition to group exhibitions, many LFA artists exhibit individually, both locally and internationally as well as promoting excellence in the visual arts through education.

Applications to join LFA are welcomed from fine artists practising in all areas of the visual and applied arts. Exhibiting Membership is by election, decided by a·panel of current members.·They·look for a high standard in applicants' work,·including·its quality, content and consistency as well as a professional approach to exhibiting.

The next Election will be held in September 2022.

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LFA Members News

Since April 2020 information about LFA members' participation in exhibitions has been via the Members News Page on this website. The Members News page also contains details of the two online exhibitions that were introduced as a positive response to most art galleries being closed for the majority of 2020. The first of thes online exhibitions was the LFA Summer 20 (July 2020) and the second was the LFA Winter 2020 (November 2020).

In 2024, LFA will be celebrating its 150th anniversary and more news about this will appear on the website.


LFA News and Events

LFA will be holding its Annual Exhibition in the Crossley Gallery at Dean Clough, Halifax, HX3 5AD, from Sunday 1st May to Friday 20th May 2022. The exhibition Preview is on Saturday 30th April, 12 noon to 2 pm. The gallery is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. The gallery telephone number is 01422 250250


Members of LFA will be taking part in an exhibition at The Creative Arts HUB, on the first floor of 51 - 53 Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, WF14 8AB from 23rd April to 11th June 2022. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturday, 12 noon to 5 pm. The Preview is on Friday 22nd April, 7 pm to 9 pm.


Planned LFA exhibitions in 2022:

The Station Gallery, Richmond, 28th July to 17th August.




Members of LFA will be taking part in an exhibition in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at Leeds University entitled ‘Look Again : Leeds Fine Artists’, from June to September 2021. The dates are subject to confirmation depending on the easing of coronavirus restrictions. See more on the Members News page >


Members of LFA will be exhibiting at The Blossom Street Gallery in York from 16th April to 21st June 2021. The exhibition dates and opening times are provisional, subject to confirmation of the roadmap dates out of coronavirus restrictions.

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