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‘It’s OK not to be Perky’

‘It’s OK not to be Perky’ – Part of the Love Arts Festival 2018 Leeds artist Helen Gibson – professionally known as The Perky Painter – shares her strange world of entwined forms expressed in bold colours and textures in […]

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Artists’ Books #28: Salt+Shaw, collaborative book makers

Sheffield-based artists Paul Salt and Susan Shaw have been making books together for more than 15 years. For the latest in her series on artists’ books, Sarah Bodman celebrates their approach to the format which sees them responding to natural and urban environments to create unique pieces or small editions.

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Assembly Leeds – Resilience and Sustainability

Last Thursday I hoped to seek insights into sustaining a practice at the a-n Assembly event in Leeds. Artists were separated into small groups to participate in small discussions. I met with a curator from Tetley and a lady that works […]

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Artists’ Books #15: Pages project 20th anniversary

John McDowall and Chris Taylor are celebrating 20 years of their Pages artists’ book project with a series of events and exhibitions, including the 20th Leeds International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair in March. Sarah Bodman looks forward to this significant milestone.

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YOU ARE A ROCK, Mene Mene 2005

A favourite public realm artwork of mine that inhabits Leeds is ‘Mene Mene’ a collection of 13 artworks created by Pippa Hale, David Hawkins and Stuart Tarbuck for Situation Leeds in 2005. It is a series of text based works, displayed in […]

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Walk this way: Compass Festival brings live art to Leeds’ streets

This year’s Compass Festival of live art features 18 events, many of which have walking at their heart as performers and participants infiltrate and interact with the city around them. Lydia Ashman finds out more from the festival’s director and some of the artists taking part.

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The Human Condition

A group of artists respond to the theme ‘The Human Condition’. Garry Barker, Leeds College of Art and Design, writes a review.

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  • Venue:
    The School of Design, University of Leeds
  • From:
    February 17, 2016
  • To:
    April 13, 2016
  • Location:
    Yorkshire
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British Art Show

Yesterday, I travelled up to Leeds with a friend to see the British Art Show at Leeds art Gallery. We got there by 10.30, after leaving early to avoid the traffic . Not bad going really. Although I’d been to […]

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British Art Show 8 review: common threads, bleak narratives, alternative meanings

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.

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British Art Show 8: how Leeds’ independent and artist-led scene is responding

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.

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