5.30 pm – Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery Carlos Nadal: Paintings in Yorkshire Collections (A on map)
6.15 pm – Leeds Art Gallery Joseph Gott in Leeds and Rome (B on map)
6.45 pm – Situation Leeds JUNCTION (various locations between the Headrow and City Square).
Meet at 5.30 inside Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, the Parkinson Building, University of Leeds. This month the walk will involve approximately 20 minutes of walking in total, see below for a map of our route.
The Leeds Art Walk is a monthly tour of exhibitions in Leeds led by Pavilion and artist Amelia Crouch. The Leeds Art Walk takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and is free and open to all.
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More about the exhibitions
Paintings in Yorkshire collections by the Expressionist Catalan painter Carlos Nadal (1917-1998), sometimes referred to as “the last of the Fauves”.
The Gallery at the University of Leeds brings together over 40 paintings and drawings in Yorkshire collections for this seminal exhibition. A range of his favourite subjects are selected, from rolling green landscapes, lively beach scenes, bold still life and figure studies, or ornate civic buildings – all in executed in his characteristically vibrant colours, wild brushstrokes and naïve style.
Joseph Gott in Leeds and Rome
One hundred and fifty years ago, at the age of seventy-five, Joseph Gott (1785-1860) of Calverley, near Leeds, died in Rome. He first arrived in the city in 1822, armed with a letter of introduction from the painter Thomas Lawrence to the greatest living sculptor, Antonio Canova. He settled there, amongst other ambitious avant garde British sculptors, for whom Rome had become an artistic Mecca.
Gott maintained his early links with Leeds and visited the city several times throughout his career. Encouraged by the support of his relative Benjamin Gott, then the leading woollen manufacturer and art collector in Leeds, he attracted an enthusiastic Yorkshire clientele, who visited his studio in Rome, commissioned portraits and purchased other work.
This display, curated by Dr Terry Friedman, brings together sculptures by Joseph Gott in the Leeds collection, many of which were commissioned by Yorkshire families, as well as drawings, prints, books and archival material from local collections, which place the sculptor within the wider context of artistic events in Leeds and Rome.
Junction is a series of temporary commissions for Leeds City centre utilising the ubiquitous ‘junction box’ as its canvas. Everyday we walk by these neglected metal boxes without a second thought, but now Junction offers artists and designers the chance to transform these tired boxes into vibrant, intriguing and humorous interventions in street life.