5.30pm Leeds Town Hall RE:VAULT
6.00pm Henry Moore Institute Photographing Sculpture: How the Image Moves the Object and Thomas Houseago
6.45pm White Cloth Gallery Slim Aarons
Meet on the steps of Leeds Town Hall at 5.30pm or join us at any of the venues along the way.
The Leeds Art Walk is a ‘pick of the month’ tour of exhibitions in Leeds programmed by Pavilion and artist Amelia Crouch. Taking place the first Wednesday of every month, the event aims to introduce art-lovers to the diverse range of visual arts offerings in Leeds. The Leeds Art Walk is free and open to all. Accessibility of venues varies so please get in touch if you have any access needs.
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More about the exhibitions
An exhibition by an emerging art collective, showcasing the work of seven Fine Art students from the University of Leeds. Exhibiting artists: Emii Alrai, Danielle Goulé, Eleanor Rambellas Roche, Aidan Razzall, Anya Stewart-Maggs, Joe Jefford, Rebecca Tritschler.
Photographing Sculpture: How the Image Moves the Object
Photography has made sculpture mobile since the birth of the medium. Presenting vintage prints from the late-nineteenth century to the present day, Photographing Sculpture looks at the ways in which photographs move objects, charting their travels across time and space. The selection is drawn entirely from the Henry Moore Institute Archive, a part of the sculpture collections of Leeds Museums and Galleries, which are developed in a unique partnership with the Henry Moore Institute.
Some photographs visualise the physical movement of objects, documenting monumental statues on their journey from the studio to the pedestal. Others show installations in different configurations and performance pieces in progress. Often series are used to record the same sculpture in different locations and contrasting environments, exploring relationships between context and perception. In some cases photographs represent a concerted investigation by the artist to test ideas, while in others images record a work’s history and, sometimes, are the only traces of lost sculptures.
Thomas Houseago – public sculpture
Outside Leeds Art Gallery stands a new sculpture by Houseago, on the plinth where Moore himself sited his ‘Reclining Woman: Elbow’ (1981), which will return to Leeds following conservation. Made specifically for the occasion of Yorkshire Festival 2014, Houseago’s new sculpture is directly inspired by the city of Leeds. Caught in arrested motion, this gargantuan striding figure moves unrelentingly forward. Sited on the Headrow, the sculpture alludes to the frenetic bustle of the surrounding urban landscape. With its rough finish, Houseago’s figure contains the feeling of energy which the artist senses in the city.
Slim Aarons worked mainly for society publications, taking pictures of the rich and famous both before and after serving as a photographer for the US military magazine Yank during World War II. His work has been included in the publications Town and Country, Holiday, Venture and LIFE among others. Aarons was known for the positive portrayals he gave to the people he photographed and was invited to high-society gatherings for exactly this reason. His subject matter covered American and European society as well as nobility and both minor and major stars of the day.