13 October - 27 October 2017

The RE:MASTERED exhibition showcases work from graduating students from the MA Creative Practice course at Leeds Arts University.

Image: John Arnison

The exhibitors have developed their individual creative practice throughout the duration of the course, and the variety and originality of the exhibits reflects the diversity of practitioners who study with us.

Opening night: Thursday 12 October 2017, 6-8pm
Join us for the preview of RE:MASTERED at our Blenheim Walk building (see below for directions). Click here to book your place

See information below about the upcoming RE:MASTERED artists' talks.

If you'd like to see the exhibition after the opening night, please contact Dr Catriona McAra, University Curator, to arrange a visit at or phone 0113 202 8000.

Featuring work by:

John Arnison

Bobbi-Rae Gastall

Callum Badger

Paula Hickey

Ann Barrass

Ali Hutchinson

Paul Bramley

Hana Lait

Pamela Briggs

Will Norman

Ross Clayton

Ross Reynolds 

Malcolm Davies

Carol Sowden

Melanie Dewey

Susan Wright

Larissa Drozd



Discover more about the RE:MASTERED exhibition through our informal artists' talks. Each artist will explain more about their work and techniques and answer any questions you may have.

Artists' talks: Thursday 19 October 2017, 5-7pm
Blenheim Walk building, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ
Booking not required

Susan Wright: Changing narratives
As an experimental printmaker, Susan will discuss how processes of repetition, erasure and recycling affect the transformation of texts found in the landscape and can be used to develop three dimensional printed works.
Ann Barrass
Ann will discuss the influence of the everyday and the urban environment on her printmaking. She’ll talk about the etching process and there will be an opportunity to see some of the copper plates she used to produce the work she’s exhibiting.

Mel Dewey
Artist photographer based in Leeds. Mel intends to take you on a reflective journey as she discusses her photographic series titled ‘A Different World, based around the pop-up environments of fairgrounds. Mel will also discuss how research and serendipity have informed her analogue processes using film and a collection of lo-fi cameras.
Pamela Briggs
Pamela will outline her journey from traditional Icon Painting to Geometric Abstraction, how historical pattern influences her current practice of contemplative and playful installations, and the purpose of her interactive maquettes.

Artists' talks: Thursday 26 October 2017, 5-6:30pm
Blenheim Walk building, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ
Booking not required

Carol Sowden & Paula Hickey
Carol and Paula will discuss how natural phenomena and material exploration are central to both their practices. Carol will talk about the versatility in her making, influenced by childhood play, and how the harnessing and observation of ephemeral materials drive her process. Paula will talk about how a fascination with liveliness and agency of matter emerged during the course of her MA studies and became integral to her process.

Ali Hutchison
The imperatives of materiality and spirituality on a pilgrim creative-practice-journey will be explored as Ali describes the creation of The Jesus Doors and Sculptures and their reception in both ecclesiastical and secular contexts during 2017.

Please arrive at 5pm for a 5.15 start.

  • 13 October - 27 October 2017
  • Blenheim Walk, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ (Get Directions)