5.30pm Village Bookstore & Gallery: The Female Gaze
6.15pm The Tetley: Nous Vous: A Watery Line
7.00pm Henry Moore Institute: Gego. Line as Object
Meet outside Leeds Corn Exchange or join us at any of the venues along the way.
The Leeds Art Walk takes place the first Wednesday of every month and is free and open to all. Accessibility of venues varies.
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More about the exhibitions
The Female Gaze
The Female Gaze is a month long programme of events organised together by The Hyde Park Picture House and Village Bookstore & Gallery, celebrating the work of exceptional female photographers past and present.
The exhibition features the work of six contemporary photographers working today, and aims to draw attention to the work of outstanding female photographers.
A Watery Line
For two weeks in July, Nous Vous will exhibit drawings, prints, paintings and objects, producing new artwork in on-site open studios and working with a selection of other artists to deliver a programme of performances and workshops. The result of this activity will remain in the space for a further four weeks.
The exhibition/residency will respond to The Tetley’s history following its recent refurbishment; speculating about its future function and investigating the point where art interacts with everyday life through various forms of ‘making’.
Gego. Line as Object
From July to October four of the Henry Moore Institute’s galleries are dedicated to the work of Gego (1912-94), an artist who faithfully explored the possibilities of the line as an object. Gego was born Gertrud Goldschmidt in Hamburg, 1912, and emigrated to Caracas in 1939 immediately after finishing her architectural studies in Stuttgart. In Venezuela she began working as an artist in the 1950s, and became a citizen in 1952.
For five decades Gego expanded the line into planes, volumes and expansive nets to reflect on the nature of perception. Gego. Line as Object investigates the artist’s unrivalled engagement with the problems of form and space, using light, shadow, scale and gravity in a constant process of discovery. This first UK solo presentation of Gego underlines her visionary approach to sculpture, a terminology that she refused to use for her own work. In one of her notebooks she exclaimed: ‘Sculpture, three-dimensional forms of solid material. Never what I do!’ Sculpture is concerned with weight, scale, gravity, light, space and encounter: terms embodied by Gego’s study of the line as object. Here at the Henry Moore Institute, a centre for the study of sculpture, her work is claimed for sculpture. Gego’s sculptures or, as she preferred to call them, bichos directly address the phenomenological encounter with sculpture.