What's On

The Cooper Gallery has an exciting programme of contemporary exhibitions, featuring work by international, national and local artists. For further information about exhibitions and events taking place at the Cooper Gallery please visit the events page or refer to a copy of Barnsley Museums seasonal Events Guide.

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.


Events are subject to change or cancellation. If an event is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control refunds will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If an event is cancelled in advance by BMBC a full refund will be offered. 

Refunds are not available on events tickets bought by mistake or due to changes in circumstance if contacted more than 14 days before the event tickets can be swapped for another time/event or transferred. Please contact us for details.

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Sat 15th Sep 2018 - Thu 30th Sep 2021

Seascapes and Riverviews

From a dramatic hurricane by Eugene Isabey to a delicate view of the Tigris by David Muirhead Bone, enjoy being swept away or simply glide through more of Barnsley’s excellent art.

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Sat 12th Dec 2020 - Sat 6th Mar 2021

**POSTPONED** - Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

For the first time, the British Museum has co-curated an exhibition with partner museums from around the UK to display and then tour contemporary artworks from its Prints and Drawings collection. Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now will illustrate how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas, pushing the medium in new directions

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Sat 20th Mar - Sat 12th Jun

The Cooper Prize

The prestigious Cooper Prize is now open for entries and is open to artists at all stages in their career who were born, live or work in South Yorkshire.

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