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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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Through – New Light Installation at &Model, Leeds

Within physical architectural spaces, and in this work Through, I have used light as a material that radiates outside of its boundaries and containers. I have playfully refracted light through the several outward facing windows of And Model Gallery in […]

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Intervals at Light Night Leeds

  Intervals Installation (T5 bulbs and acrylic) Variable dimensions, this image shows 500cm (w) x 150cm (d) x 10cm (h) 2014 For Light Night Leeds I exhibited new work in the Henry Moore Room at Leeds Art Gallery. Light Night […]

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Exploring Underwater

Capernwray is an incredibly fun site to dive at. I can remember my first time in there. I completely forgot I was meant to be paying attention to the instructor, instead gawking at the trout all around me. It felt […]

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