6th May 2009 Art Walk Schedule

Join us for the fourth Leeds Art Walk on Wednesday 6th May.


17:30 – Stanley And Audrey Burton Gallery: The Object of Photography
18:00 – Leeds College of Art & Design: Damien Hirst
18:30 – Leeds Met Gallery: The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey and Reading & Writing by Christopher Hall and Alexander Kelly.
19:00 – Pavilion: Millie Burton, Home Improvements (exhibition launch)

Meet at Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, The University of Leeds.

For more information contact Gill Howard: 0113 242 5100 or gill@pavilion.org.uk.

More about the exhibitions:

The Object of Photography

Ignaz Cassar, Hondartza Fraga, Joe Mawson and Andrew Warstat explore the medium of photography itself as their subject. The artists respond to and critique photography and theories of photography in a variety of media, using traditional and digital photographic formats, collage, drawing, installation and animation. Playful and subtle treatments of the photographic process show that there is more to the medium than meets the eye.

The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey

The Cover of a Book is the Beginning of a Journey proposes a hands-on approach to engaging with books, playing with shifting roles of writer and reader, audience and participant. With a focus on artists’ books that either give rise to or are derived from actions this highly interactive exhibition expands over its duration as a result of public engagement. On 6th May Conway and Young will be providing instructions for you to do or disregard.
Reading & Writing

Reading & Writing by Christopher Hall and Alexander Kelly takes aspects of Alex’s personal history as a starting point for 2 engaging DVD projections. Each work weaves a kind of narrative from the key moments in life that define who we are and how we relate to the world around us.

Millie Burton, Home Improvements

Home Improvements is a photographic and film based series that documents exiled domestic objects found at recycling centres within the UK. Like Frankenstein’s monster, the waste mountains that now exist are both frightening and pathetic creations of our own time.

The objects discarded are seen to be victims of expired empathy, out -dated status symbols, discarded by the ruthless march of aspiration. However, in their silent masses they present a challenge to our existence and way of life, whilst questioning our attachment and sense of value.


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