Fair Exchange

04 November - 02 December 2016

Fair Exchange provides opportunities for conversation, offered by this exchange exhibition involving the work of current students & alumni from the fine art departments of Syracuse University, USA & Leeds College of Art. Fare Exchange provides possibilities that embrace dialogues of difference and appreciation of the value of the arts in education, both historically and in the contemporary situation.

Since its founding in 1870, Syracuse University has had an illustrious history of educational excellence. ‘Syracuse is recognised as a student-focused global research university renowned for academic rigour, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery.’ As Leeds College of Art celebrates 170 years as a provider of arts education in the UK, it is significant to note that in 1874 Syracuse became the first American institution to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

It is thus fitting that students from two historically influential institutes of learning can engage us with student’s work, and invite a dialogue about the translation of such an exchange across the geographic boundaries of the USA and the UK.

In 2017, work from Leeds College of Art students and alumni will be presented at the Wall Gallery at the School of Art, Syracuse University, First-Floor Hallway, Shaffer Art Building, Main Campus, New York, USA.

Preview: Thursday 3 November, 5-7pm

Fair ExchangeImage: Adrienne Belair, Untitled, 2016 mixed media. Image courtesy of Syracuse University.

  • 04 November - 02 December 2016
  • Vernon Street Gallery