David Hockney is one of the best known and longest established modern British artists.
Two paintings by David Hockney have recently sold for a total of £29.6 million at auction — smashing his previous record twice in one night. Pacific Coast Highway And Santa Monica, and Piscine de Medianoche (Paper Pool 30), fetched £21.04 million and £8.7 million respectively at Sotheby’s New York.
Art doesn't have to cost a fortune. Salts Mill is home to one of the largest collections of David Hockney's art. Entry to the gallery is free over several levels and its laid out in a non-stuffy way. A permanent exhibition of over 300 works of Hockney paintings, etchings, drawings, screens and even a very curious design for a post-box. There are family portraits, including a poignant one of his mother and father, informal sketches such as a ‘get-well’ vase of sunflowers, strange illustrations for fairy-tales, vibrant landscapes of the Yorkshire countryside, large murals, a colourful Caribbean screen and paintings of Salts Mill itself.
The 1853 Gallery -
Named after the year that the mill opened - is unique. It displays a large number of David Hockney's paintings, etchings, and drawings. Art materials and art books are for sale too, dotted around this vast and inspiring space. Like all of the Mill it's free to enter.
Monday to Friday 10.00am to 5.30pm,
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm
David hockney's arrival of spring -
3rd Floor Gallery - The Arrival of Spring' by David Hockney, is open on the third floor. This set of original works were drawn by David on his iPad in 2011, and printed at an incredible scale.
Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.30pm
Saturday and Sunday 10.00am to 5.30pm
Directions and Free Parking
The Saltaire train station is just across the road from the Mill. It takes 15 minutes to Leeds or Bradford.
Sat nav users: set your Sat Nav to BD17 7EF. When it tells you you've reached your destination, keep going along Salts Mill Road following the brown signs - you'll pass a big red brick chimney on your left as you cross the canal and The Waterfront, an office building, on your right, then you'll see the mill at the end of the road. Proceed through the gates into the free Salts visitors car park on the right.
Disabled parking and access
Come along Salts Mill Road, pass the 'Visitors Parking' sign and continue past the chimney where you will see a glass canopy with disabled parking spaces. Level access to all public areas and the lift is through the tunnel opposite these parking spaces. For additional information or help please call 01274 531163 during opening hours.
The road across the Wolds 1997
The scene depicts the final stage of summer.
Made up to a design sketched by David Hockney in 1992, and was used for just one month as an actual post box in Salts Mill
Burmantofts pottery on display
Arrival of spring
A 49-part detailed study of the changing seasons in Woldgate, near Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Hockney’s Salts Mill