Due to the current advice from the government around COVID-19, we have postponed all exhibitions until further notice.

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

Exhibitions are a major platform of Curation and Library Services at Leeds Arts University, with a dynamic programme of peer-reviewed research-practice across our two campuses and satellite display spaces. A new bespoke university gallery opened in January 2019 showcasing a range of internationally renowned cultural figures such as Yoko Ono, Ilana Halperin and Mieke Bal as well as internal research on creature design by Rosemary Chalmers, consumer culture research by Dawn Woolley, and an experimental graduate project by performance artist and writer Samra Mayanja.  

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)

Poppy Belcham (Student President, Leeds Arts University)

Leeds Arts University Art Collection

Since the institution obtained university status in 2017, a concerted effort has been made to consolidate and re-curate the University Art Collection. This forms part of a wider array of historical special collections within the area of Curation and Library Services. The University Curator established an internal Acquisitions Panel to consider incoming opportunities, and over the last six years, the University Art Collection has become more refined in its criteria:

“The remit of Leeds Arts University collection and archive is to reflect and inform research practice, and to draw on the history and impact of the institution and its alumni. Works and archival documents within the collection reflect the work of alumni or other artists which may include direct links to the institution or its activities.”

View our collection catalogue below.

 

Exhibition Archive

2020

 

2019

 

2019

 

2018

 

2018

 

2017

 

2017

 

2016 

 

2016

 

2015

 

2014-15

 

2013-14 

 

2012-13

 

2012 

 

2011-12

 

2011 

 

2010-11

 

2010

2010 

 

2010 

 

2009