Leeds Arts University
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Blenheim Walk Gallery Leeds Arts University Blenheim Walk Leeds LS2 9AQ
Leeds Arts University

Nicola Dale

Opening night: Tues 8 January, 5-7pm
Free entry. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Booking not required.

Exhibition continues: 9-31 January
Closing event: Thurs 31 January, 5-7pm

Blenheim Walk Gallery
Leeds Arts University
Blenheim Walk
Leeds LS2 9AQ

Nicola Dale is a Northern artist primarily working with sculpture and performance. Dale holds a MA with Distinction in Visual Culture and a First Class BA (Hons) in Interactive Arts both from Manchester School of Art. Since then, she has exhibited internationally and undertaken residencies in London and Shanghai, amongst others, and was previously a Library Interventionist at Leeds Arts University (2016).

Her practice is conceptually-rooted, exploring the processes of knowledge-making. Much of her work investigates practices of reading. ‘Figurehead’ documents her recent research in Rome* on the iconography of St Jerome – the patron saint of libraries. The exhibition will manifest as a gallery show and series of performances extending into the new Library.

As part of this project, we are delighted to be collaborating with Corridor8 magazine on a Writing Residency. Saffron Ward has been selected to develop a new text in relation to Dale’s practice which will be subsequently published by C8.

Image: Nicola Dale, Figurehead, 2018, wire, chenille and wood

Photo: Darren Nixon

* Funded by The British Council and Arts Council England