7 October 2009 Art Walk Schedule

Join us for the next Leeds Art Walk on Wednesday 7 October. A fantastic opportunity to meet fellow art lovers and experience the best of visual art in Leeds. This month we have been invited to join the private view of Wandering Abroad at Leeds Art Gallery after the Art Walk.

Schedule for Wednesday 7 October:

17:30 – Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery: Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection.
18:00 – Leeds Met Gallery: As long as it lasts, Souvenir and Old Wars New Wars.
18:45 – Leeds Art Gallery: Hughie O’Donoghue: Anabasis – The Journey as Metaphor and Wandering Abroad – Corrine Silva.

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

For more information contact Gill at Pavilion
T > 0113 242 5100
E > gill@pavilion.org.uk

More about the exhibitions:

Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection.

Artworks selected from the Lodeveans Collection of contemporary art, set up by Stuart and John Evans show the diversity of artistic talent and imagination emerging on a global scale. The collecting interests of the father and son are showcased in this exhibition of thought-provoking and often challenging new work.

Leeds Met Gallery

Leeds Met Gallery stages 3 simultaneous exhibitions, to mark the end of its life at its current venue.

As long as it lasts – Simon and Tom Bloor.

As long as it lasts sees the outside brought inside as the double height gallery is filled with living silver birch trees that tower above a collection of sculptures and ink drawings on day-glo paper.


Featuring the work of Susan Collis, Patrick Lowry, Harry Meadley, Indya Mealing and Tracey Oldham. Souvenir celebrates the last ever gallery programme on this site and commemorates the building in which the gallery stands.

Old Wars New Wars – Heidi Schaefer

Old Wars New Wars considers how an artist can engage intimately with the issue of war from any distance. The work raises questions on the relationship between violence, aesthetics and ethics in art production.

Anabasis – The Journey as Metaphor – Hughie O’Donoghue

Hughie O’Donoghue, an artist deeply embedded in the history of painting. Often likened to Anselm Kiefer, his subjects are history, memory and myth. His powerful figurative paintings and drawings often draw from the old Masters and have been compared to School of London painters such as Francis Bacon, but over the last decade photography has also played an increasingly important role. This has extended from the artist’s initial use of found and documentary imagery to recent paintings where the painted image incorporates within its surface photographic compositions set up by the artist in the land around his studio in Ireland.

Wandering Abroad -Corinne Silva

This is a moving image installation that serves as memorial to David Oluwale, the Nigerian stowaway, whose body was pulled out of the river Aire in 1969. The work gives visual form to history and memory which is latent in the architecture and landscape of the present. It explores the memory of a city undergoing regeneration, draw attention to those on the margin of society, and explores the significance and symbolism both in Oluwale’s life and within West-African culture.


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