1st July 2009 Art Walk Schedule

Please note the change in schedule. We will now be visiting St. Johns at 18:15 and The Carriageworks at 19:15.

17:30 – Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery: A Malham Family of Painters: Constance Pearson, Philippa and Katharine Holmes

18:15 – St Johns Church: In my other life …

18:45 – Henry Moore Institute: The New Monumentality/ Art in Public Places

19:15 – Carriageworks: Tower Works: The Italian Connection

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:

A Malham Family of Painters

This exhibition traces the careers of three generations of women artists from the same family who have made the Yorkshire Dales their subject. The work of Constance Pearson, her daughter Philippa, and granddaughter Katharine Holmes is complemented by a display of works by Dales artists in the University Art Collection.

Tower Works: The Italian Connection

Leeds artist collective Black Dogs invite you to ponder over the curious history and origins of one of Leeds’ most eccentric landmarks, Tower Works in Holbeck. At the Carriageworks you can view a selection of photographs bringing together The Giotto Tower and its original big brother in Florence. The exhibition continues at the Midnight Bell in Holbeck and with a sound work at Tower Works itself. Though we won’t visit these venues on the art walk, you will be able to hear more about the project and pick up a self-guided walk map enabling you to visit the other exhibition sites yourself. http://black-dogsleeds.blogspot.com/

The New Monumentality

The New Monumentality explores the attraction of modern post-war buildings for three artists born in the heyday of monumental architecture, as typified by London’s Barbican Centre. Gerard Byrne, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Dorit Margreiter are among the most interesting artists working in Europe today. All three use film and script to investigate and animate the architecture of the 1960s and this project brings them together for the first time.

Art in Public Places

As one of the first organisations of its kind, the Public Art Development Trust (PADT), established in 1983, defined public art in the UK for some twenty years. The archive of the PADT was acquired by the Henry Moore Institute in 2005 and this exhibition traces projects generated by the Trust – realised and unrealised – featuring artists such as Julian Opie, Cornelia Parker and Katarina Fritsch. The material gives a unique insight into the evolution of public art and charts the major shift from permanent bronze and stone figures to temporary interventions, installations and projections. The exhibition also gives a snapshot of how an organisation is represented through its archive, with the complex genesis of sometimes controversial projects played out through ephemeral and documentary material.

In my other life …

‘In my other life……’ is an exhibition by 4 Leeds artists that responds to the space at St John’s Church through sculpture, painting, print, photography and installation.Rosie Kearton uses installation to explore the journey and tensions between her strong Catholic upbringing, that formed the foundation of her childhood, and the fragility and vulnerability of growing old. Jane Kenington uses the visual word to draw from life situations and question understanding, her response draws upon her feelings about religion and the church. John Shaw seeks to express the spiritual freedom that can be discovered through outdoor adventure and the importance of precarious situations. Stuart Symonds work is a continuing progression into figments of reality, predominately motivated by science and representing notions that are constantly adapting and revolutionizing the way we think.

The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of one of the original exhibition group, Chrisopher Lockwood, who died in an accident in the Alps early March this year, and will include some of his work.

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