Wednesday 1 May 2013 Art Walk Schedule

5.30 pm Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery Jewish Artists in Yorkshire
6.00 pm Leeds College of Art (Blenheim Walk) Framing Space/ Narrating Place
6.40 pm 6 – 9 Grand Arcade Seize (exhibition launch)

Meet at Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery (Parkinson Court, University of Leeds) or join us at any of the venues along the way

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. Accessibility of venues varies so please contact us in advance if you have any access needs.

For more information please contact gill@pavilion.org.uk or 0113 343 2718

There is a link to a map of venue locations here.

More about the exhibitions

Jewish Artists in Yorkshire

An exhibition forming part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Leeds Jewish community. The exhibition is based around the major Jewish artists in the University of Leeds Art Collection (Jacob Kramer, Philip Naviasky, Willy Tirr) and loans from other public and private collections, including works by Joash Woodrow. Contemporary artists are also represented by Lydia Bauman, Gillian Singer and Judith Tucker.

Framing Space/ Narrating Place

Photographs by Recent Graduates from the Cooper Union School of Art

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, located in New
York City, is among the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United
States. The School of Art has a structured, integrated curriculum that
fosters connections between disciplines, as well as between traditional and new media.

The work in this show is concerned with the experience and perception of
space, the intersection of photography and sculpture. These photographs
explore the articulation of space through observation, intervention, optical
distortion or juxtaposition. How three dimensions are translated into two is
of primary importance in the work produced by these young alumni from The
Cooper Union School of Art.

Seize

LILY ACKROYD-WILLOUGHBY / DAISY FORSTER / SARAH-JOY FORD/ EDWARD HURST / ELEANOR MASON / TOM MCGINN / WILL TURNER / NED POOLER

Taking over an abandoned nightclub in the heart of the city, SEIZE is an exhibition showcasing the work of 8 emerging artists from The University of Leeds.

Currently all nearing the end of their second year on the BA Fine Art, these 8 creative students have taken on an ambitious project, choosing to work with a space as far from the notion of a conventional ‘white cube’ as possible.

The artists have sourced 6-9 The Grand Arcade, formerly ‘The Atrium’, that boasts raised platforms, DJ booths, a basement and the occasional fuchsia wall. All of which makes for a unique and vibrant space for a pop-up exhibition that considers the place of the visual arts in our current economic climate.

Taking shape in a variety of media and through various working methods, (including painting, sculpture, textiles, installation, audiovisual works, performance) the show demonstrates the trans-disciplinary nature of a lot of contemporary art produced today. Many of the artists have chosen to work in the ‘expanded field’ of art practice, where corroded boundaries across media and cross-contamination between specific disciplines are important.

SEIZE is just one example of an up-and-coming student collective seizing hold of the political and economic deficiencies of our times and turning them to their own ends.

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