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

Click here to see our current and upcoming exhibitions.

Our programme for July-December is proud to showcase the current research-practice of three staff members: Dawn Woolley, Sarah Eyre and Rosemary Chalmers, investigating feminist critiques of commodification, the uncanny aspects of wigs, and women in creature design respectively.

Graduates, Lydia Blakeley (BA Hons Fine Art, 2016) and Samra Mayanja (Foundation, 2018), return to Leeds Arts University to share their recent work and new directions.

Textiles artist and alumna Janet Rawlins (NDD, 1952) unites with contemporary artists and recent graduates Sonia Moran (2018) and Rosa Hackett (GSA, 2019) to present a sculptural response to the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Our masters programmes are also well-represented with The Postgraduate Show by our graduating MA Creative Practice students followed by an annual work-in-progress show from our MA Curation Practices.

Librarian’s Choice demonstrates the lively curatorial work across our two libraries with talks and exhibits by graphic novelist, Una, followed by contemporary artist and Fine Art Lecturer, David Steans.

Finally, we are honoured to welcome guest artist-researcher, Professor Deirdre Heddon (University of Glasgow), who is leading on this year’s Library Interventions with the theme of Disappearing/Reappearing including artists Garry Barker, Angela Kennedy, and Rosie O’Grady.

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
@catrionamcara


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)

Professor Jennifer Gabrys (Professor of Sociology at Goldsmiths)

Professor Mike Collier (Professor of Visual Art, University of Sunderland)

Emma Cook (Student Liaison Officer, Leeds Arts University)

Carol Sorhaindo (Independent artist, Leeds)

Layla Bloom (Curator, University of Leeds)

Aderice Palmer-Jones (Student President, Leeds Arts University)


Exhibition Archive

2019

 

2018

 

2018

 

2017

 

2017

 

2016 

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014-15

 

2013-14 

 

2012-13

 

2012 

 

2011-12

 

2011 

 

2010-11

 

2010

2010 

 

2010 

 

2009