The Cooper Gallery is a vibrant creative art-space in the heart of Barnsley town centre, it has a regular programme of contemporary touring exhibitions and exciting events. The Gallery is also home to the Craft Showcase which features crafts and artwork for sale by regional and local artists and Impressions Coffee Lounge.
The Gallery is home to the Cooper Trustees collection of 17th to 20th century paintings, watercolours and drawings by artists including JMW Turner, Wadsworth and Atkinson Grimshaw.
The permanent collection now contains over 400 works from a wide range of artists including JMW Turner, John Sell Cotman, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry. It is from these permanent collections that themed exhibitions are created to hang alongside an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.
The Cooper Gallery has an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, featuring work by international, national and local artists.
The Cooper Gallery is well known for its unique high quality artwork and crafts. Works for sale include jewellery, textiles, ceramics and artwork created by local and regional craftspeople and designers.
Impressions Coffee Lounge is a vibrant café situated in the Cooper Gallery providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere whether you plan to sit inside for a relaxing lunch or grab a sandwich on the go.
There are some fantastic events taking place at the Cooper Gallery, to find out more about them click here or download the events guide below: