Library Interventions:
Disappearing Reappearing

18 October - 31 October 2019

Co-curator Professor Dee Heddon
With Angela Kennedy, Garry Barker and Strange Weather, curated by Rosie O’Grady

In 2019, Leeds Arts University Library relocated to the University’s Blenheim Walk site. The Library closed and opened, disappeared and reappeared, and was transformed by its passage between one place and another: disappearing and returning, missing and finding, journeys of absence traversed into journeys of presence. The Library now takes its place on a Walk.

The artists explore their walking with this appearing and re-appearing Library. The exhibition tracks the performing journey, revelling and revealing through dance, ceramics, quantum entanglement, the environment and embroidery.

This exhibition is open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday at our Blenheim Walk Gallery.

Opening night: Thursday 17 October 5-7pm
This event is free and will include a performance by Angela Kennedy. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome. Booking not required.

Taking a Line for a Walk - Dee Heddon Guided Walks: Friday 18 October
Walk 1 - Two hours total, to include 90 minute walk. 11am-1pm.
Walk 2 - Three hours in total, to include 2 1/2 hour walk. 2-5pm.
Both walks are in an urban landscape and aim to be accessible within that context. A maximum of 12 people are allowed on each walk and you must book your place via this link.

Strange Weather drop-in workshops: Every Thursday
Drop-in workshops run by Rosie O’Grady every Thursday in the gallery during the exhibition period.

Symposium: Thursday 31 October 10am–4pm
Dee Heddon leads a day of artist presentations, workshop and performance. The event is free but please click here to book your place.

Image: Dee Heddon, Walking Library, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Mhairi Law.

  • 18 October - 31 October 2019
  • Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ (Get Directions)