Please note that we will be discontinuing this blog soon. Never fear, the art walks will continue but schedules will be found only on the Art Walk page of the Pavilion website.
Also note that there will be no Art Walk on Wednesday 1st October. Instead we will be running special Light Night art walks on Friday 3rd October. Again see the Pavilion page for more info.
…but back to this month’s schedule:
5.30pm Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery FUAM Graduate Art Prize
6.15pm Leeds Art Gallery Narrating Objects
6.45pm Algernon Firth Where the heart is
Meet inside the Stanley & Audrey Burton, Leeds University Parkinson building at 5.30.
The Leeds Art Walk takes place the first Wednesday of every month and is free and open to all. For more information Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org or 0113 343 2718.
More about the exhibitions:
FUAM Graduate Art Prize
Now in its second year the FUAM Graduate Art Prize showcases the work of four top students from the Schools of Fine Art and of Design at the University of Leeds. This years’ finalists are: Ben Eggleton (Design), Chloe Burdett (Design), Júlia Moscardó i Chàfer, (Fine Art), Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby (Fine Art).
This sculpture collection display explores the relationships between sculpture and narrative; from the iconographies of portrait and figure sculpture, through sculptures which have words or text embedded, to constructions, assemblages and installations which suggest movement, process or a sequence of events. A number of recent acquisitions are presented for the first time alongside important works of art that form the core of our ever-expanding sculpture collection. At the centre of the display is ‘Rebekkah’ (2011) by Simon Fujiwara, which was presented to Leeds Museums and Galleries by the Contemporary Art Society in 2013. Telling the story of a young British girl’s journey to China, ‘Rebekkah’ is surrounded by life-sized figurative sculpture dating from the early nineteenth century to the present day, including works by Antonio Canova and Antony Gormley.
Where the heart is
Project Space Leeds has project managed a new public art work by Tim Etchells for property developer Rushbond.
WHERE THE HEART IS is a neon work sitting just beneath the roofline of the Algernon Firth Building, Leeds. It is a fragment of the well-known phrase ‘home is where the heart is’ and allows layers of meaning and association with the Algernon Firth Building to be considered.
It refers to the building as residential accommodation, a place where students make their first independent home away from family and, at the same time it respects the building’s former use as the Institute of Pathology (opened 1933) as a site of anatomical research and learning. There is also reference to the ‘heart’ and generosity of the philanthropist Firth (1856-1936) in establishing the Institute as well as numerous contributions he made to other charitable projects in Leeds.
WHERE THE HEART IS is a hidden prompt for us the viewer to set us thinking, remembering and wondering about the things, people, ideas and places that really matter to them.