The Grundy Art Gallery was founded in 1911 by the brothers John and Cuthbert Grundy, and has been at the centre of cultural and artistic life in the town for over 100 years.
It began with the ambition to show the best art of the day to the people of Blackpool, and this sentiment remains at the heart of what they do today as a leading contemporary art gallery in the North West.
The Grundy aims to inspire audiences through an ambitious and varied year-round exhibitions programme that draws on the unique and invigorating context and heritage of Blackpool, for instance exploring the space between contemporary art, entertainment and popular culture. Recent exhibitions have featured works by celebrated and critically acclaimed artists including Emma Hart & Jonathan Baldock, Mark Leckey, Martin Creed, Brian Griffiths, David Hockney, Pierre Huyghe, Heather Phillipson, Susan Philipsz and Matt Stokes.
Current Opening Hours
Admission is Free: Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm (last admission 3.40pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday). These are temporarily amended opening hours until further notice.
The Grundy Art Gallery has now signed up to and obtained the new VisitEngland ’We’re Good To Go’ Covid safe industry standard. To obtain the standard, businesses and attractions must show that they have carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and are adhering to all of the latest government guidelines and making necessary changes around social distancing, staff training and health and safety.
The Lights: 23 September – 19 December 2020
Grundy Art Gallery is pleased to also announce this year’s light-themed exhibition. Timed to coincide with Blackpool’s annual Illuminations, Grundy Art Gallery will present an exhibition called, ‘The Lights’; shorthand for how the Illuminations are referred to locally.
Drawn from Grundy Art Gallery’s collection, this exhibition will showcase and celebrate the breadth of Grundy’s light-themed collecting over the past five years and will include longer standing acquisitions, such as Tracey Emin’s neon piece titled, ‘I know I know I know’, alongside five new works brought into the collection this year.
Grundy Art Gallery’s autumn programme will be supported by a range of remotely delivered engagement activities. Take a look at their website to find out more.