Leeds Arts University has a large and exciting exhibitions programme held at both our Blenheim Walk and Vernon Street sites.

With the new year comes a new programme of exhibitions and related events. As we look forward to an upgraded exhibition space in October 2018, in the last remaining months in the present space, The Blenheim Walk Gallery will take on an experimental, laboratory-like function. Highlights include Fritha Jenkins and Edna Lumb: Aggregate which will feature performances and live curation. Visitors will be welcome to see this installation in progress.

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Narrative, yarns and embodied storytelling are major themes for this programme. We welcome DJCAD masters graduate Zsófia Jakab for her research show “Beckoning,” Michelle Williams Gamaker who will lead on this year’s Library Interventions on the theme of Moving Knowledge, and Tomoko Konoike for an international solo exhibition curated by fairy tale scholar Mayako Murai.

Down at Vernon Street Gallery, two alumni exhibitions will grapple with another theme –that of abstraction. Rebecca Lowe’s post-minimalist investigations have recently led her to contemplate the casting and inhabiting of stone. This will be followed by an exhibition of abstract canvases by Jean Bell and Tom Pemberton.

In The Boardroom, prints of ice sculptures by our masters graduate Carol Sowden will be followed by small paintings by Fine Art Subject Leader Tom Palin. This will enable both to develop their current research-practices.

Finally, Curator’s Choice continues its investigations into the miniature and the curious with exquisite corpses by Tessa Farmer, Tomas and Samantha Harker, Robert Powell, and painterly whimsies by Belinda Ayres, among other rich and suggestive found objects.

All are welcome at our Exhibitions. Please feel free to book an appointment with the curator if you wish to visit displays in The Boardroom, The Rotunda, The Studio Theatre, The Corridor, and Curator’s Choice: catriona.mcara@leeds-art.ac.uk

Dr Catriona McAra
University Curator

Exhibitions Advisory Board 

Professor Steve Swindells (Independent Artist)

Graham Domke (Independent Curator, Glasgow)

Michelle Millar Fisher (Assistant Curator, European Decorative Art and Design, Philadelphia Museum of Art)

Dr Jennifer Gabrys (Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths)

Dr Mike Collier (Reader in Art and Design at University of Sunderland)

Emma Cook (Student Liaison Officer, Leeds Arts University)

Carol Sorhaindo (Independent artist, Leeds)

Joe Cox (Student Union President, Leeds Arts University)


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