Dudley Council
Dudley Skyline

Dudley Art Gallery opened in 1884, the fine art collection was started shortly after.

  • Watercolour by J M W Turner showing a view of Dudley town, Dudley Castle and the Lime Kilns from the Tipton Canal which is busy with barges.
  • Percy Shakespeare Tropical Birdhouse Dudley Zoo

The collection includes works originally acquired by Stourbridge, Halesowen and Brierley Hill councils, prior to the reorganisation of local government boundaries in the 1960s and 1970s.  Some works within the collections have been donated by members of the public. 

The current art collection numbers almost two thousand works including 270 oil paintings, approximately 800 drawings and watercolours, 540 prints and 350 modern artists’ prints.

The collection highlights include Victorian oil paintings, 19th and 20th century British watercolours, and modern prints, depicting historical and topographical interest. 

Art in focus

Find out more about individual pieces in the collection.

A Distant View of Dudley Castle. David Cox

Black Country Industrial Scene. Edwin Butler Bayliss

Castle Mill Basin. Joseph W Barber

Interior. Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley. Martha Alice Richardson

Round Oak Steel Works. Ray Jones

Snow in Victoria Street. Brierley Hill. Ray Jones

The Sale of Old Dobbin. John Robertson Reid

The Tennis Player. Percy Shakespeare

Tropical Birdhouse. Percy Shakespeare

Art after hours

Relax, listen and view paintings from our collections in our Art after hours short videos.