Selected by artists Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers, the open submission exhibition will launch at Leeds Art Gallery in September before moving to South London Gallery.
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A selection of exhibition highlights for the week ahead including: Paula Rego at Jerwood Gallery, Hastings, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’s installations at Tate Modern, London, and Turner Prize-winner Susan Philipsz at Baltic, Gateshead.
The British Art Show happens every five years, bringing together a selection of work by UK-based artists who in the view of the exhibition’s curators have made a ‘significant contribution’ to the country’s art scene in that time. Now on its eighth edition and this year featuring 42 artists, it begins its four-city tour at Leeds City Art Gallery. Amelia Crouch reports from Yorkshire.
British Art Show 8 opens in Leeds on Friday 9 October and the city – currently bidding to be European Capital of Culture 2023 – is responding with a raft of additional activity. Leeds-based writers and artists Amelia Crouch and Lara Eggleton report on what the city’s homegrown and artist-led organisations are up to as Leeds City Council throws its support behind a showcase of the city’s buoyant visual arts scene.
A trip to Leeds last week proved absolutely exhilarating with such a wide selection of amazing art particularly The Tetley’s new exhibition ‘Painting in Time’.