Visual arts organisations from across the city will join forces to host a series of after-hours Art Walks throughout 2009. Launching on 4 February the Art Walks will be held on the first Wednesday of every month and will offer art lovers a whistle-stop tour of the ‘pick of the month’ exhibitions. A fantastic opportunity to meet fellow art lovers and experience the best of visual art in Leeds.
At each venue a member of staff will give a short introduction to the exhibition. Start at the beginning or join in along the route.
Schedule for Wednesday 4 February:
17:15 – Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery: Nothing Extra: New Work by Trevor Bell
17.45 – Leeds College of Art and Design: Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925 – 2006
18:15 – Leeds Met Gallery: It’s Not the End of the World
18:45 – The Artmarket: Exhibition tbc
19:15 – The Henry Moore Institute: Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood (1871 – 1879)
19:50 – Project Space Leeds: 195 miles
20: 25 – Pavilion: A stuffed bird found on a bank of the Thames at Crayford Ness
For more information/ to book contact Gill at Pavilion
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(Booking is not essential but helps us estimate numbers)
Future walks will run on Weds 4 March, Weds 1 April and the first Wednesday of the month thereafter.
More about the exhibitons
Nothing Extra: New Work by Trevor Bell – Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery
Trevor Bell, former Gregory Fellow in Painting at the University of Leeds (1960-63), returns to Leeds with fresh new works, showing the development of his technique. Bell first experimented with shaped canvases in Leeds as a Gregory Fellow; these continue to play an important role in his oeuvre. The exhibition marks the launch of a new book on Bell’s life and work by Chris Stephens, published by Sansom & Co., edited and with a biography by Elizabeth Knowles.
Dalou in England: Portraits of Womanhood (1871 – 1879) – The Henry Moore Institute
The French sculptor Jules Dalou was Rodin’s contemporary, and his works occupy key sites in Paris, such as the Place de la Nation. Despite Dalou’s success in the public realm, he is relatively unknown. This study exhibition aims in part to rectify that, looking at Dalou’s British period, when he was sent into exile for his left-wing connections and, ironically, found his niche among the English aristocracy.
It’s not the end of the world…- Leeds Met Gallery
Employing art to survey and articulate their concerns about current issues, Leeds Met’s Young Curators have chosen a number of works that they feel reflect the significant effects of corporate finance and global terrorism. These are not remote issues and by introducing the subjective works of Mona Hatoum and Donald Rodney the group sensitively inject a sense of the person within the global.
195 miles – Project Space Leeds
A collaborative project between PSL (Leeds) and the Whitechapel Art Gallery (London) featuring Nick Cass and Lizzie Hughes / Dave Ronalds and Matt & Ross / Noah Sherwood and Janis Rafailidou / Amy Stephens and Rory Macbeth
Four artists from Leeds and four artists from East London have been invited to engage in a dialogue culminating in four collaborative works of art conceived and presented for PSL.
Peter Ainsworth: A stuffed bird found on a bank of the Thames at Crayford Ness – Pavilion
Ainsworth worked with gallery professionals in the construction of A stuffed bird found on a bank of the Thames at Crayford Ness, asking each to perform within the landscape as if they were in a gallery space, treating detritus as works of art.
This series explores the photograph both as a piece of empirical evidence and as an object on a gallery wall. The work engages in a dialogue surrounding the nature of human intervention within the landscape and perceptions of art works viewed in a gallery context.