Wednesday 3 July 2013 Art Walk schedule

5.30 pm ULITA Phoenixes and Dragons

6.00 pm 5-7 Lifton Place Lucky Dip MFA/ MA Fine Art Exhibition

6.45 pm Leeds College of Art Andre Stitt

Meet at the entrance to ULITA at 5.30 pm 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

More about the exhibitions:

Phoenixes and Dragons

The Qing Dynasty extends from 1644 to 1911, and was the last imperial dynasty. An extensive range of decorative motifs were used to decorate textiles, often destined for garments. The collection in ULITA comprises over 200 nineteenth and early-twentieth century Chinese embroideries and tapestries, mostly acquired by Professor Aldred Barker of the Department of Textile Industries and his son during their work and travels in China in the 1930s. Several smaller pieces originate from the Louisa Pesel embroidery collection.

This exhibition highlights the costumes in the collection, including several examples of dragon robes and female jackets, skirts and ornate collars. Many fragments of costumes are also displayed, including sleeve bands, rank badges and dragon robe panels.

Lucky Dip

Exhibition of work by students graduating this year from the MFA and MA Fine Art at Leeds University. With work by Tom Beesley, Yvonne Carmichael, Anne Cresswell, Jasia Little, Alex Pritchard & Mick Welbourn.

Andre Stitt

André Stitt was born in Belfast in 1958. He studied at Belfast College of
Art & Design 1976-1980 and he is currently Professor of Fine Art at Cardiff
School of Art & Design. The exhibition is of his recent paintings, about which he writes: “My recent work reflects a concern with the visual codification of postcolonial landscapes, and inhabited futures. Paint is utilised as a synthetic
transmitter of experience that reflects the historical uncertainty of place and
proposes contemporary genre painting as a transformative medium with
redemptive potential. These paintings aspire to a condition of association
and evocation rather than representation. As such, they occupy a liminal
space that might be defined as ambiguous abstraction. This often reveals
itself as a searching out of small elusive moments and unconscious
dilemmas that may implicate us in a larger communal, collective or indeed;
cosmological narrative.”

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