Roam! Roam! Roam!

12 January - 28 April 2017

Roam! Roam! Roam! Movement II draws on materials and conversations gathered since Movement I, a walk along River Aire that took place during the National Museums and Wellbeing Week in February 2016. Distributed along the busy passageway at Leeds College of Art, the photographs and drawings conjure the journeys mythical (including a mischievous spirit inspired by indigenous Australian culture) as well as actual (viewers moving along the passageway to experience and activate the work).

When Leeds flooded in December 2015, what was nature trying to tell us? As research-practitioners, local residents and people on the move in a world in motion and commotion, what can we express, reflect – and learn – about our relationship with our urban/natural habitats, as well as the possibilities of artistic research.

Roam! Roam! Roam! is a rolling programme with evolving membership exploring movement, mapmaking and memory via collaborative practice-led research. It presents an example of how staff could develop practice-related research collaboratively. Join us, on this venture, adventure and other movements to come.

Artists: Erkembode (aka David Kelly-Mancaux) & Granville Lythe

Curator: Dr Kai Syng Tan


12 January 2017 5-7pm

17:20   (Gallery) Introductions by Head of Research Dr Sam Broadhead and curator Dr Kai Syng Tan

17:30   (Corridor) Artist’s talk by Granville Lythe

17:40 - 17:55   Live art by PiLGRiMiMiH collective (David Kelly-Mancaux, Ben Morris & Sian Williams)


  • 12 January - 28 April 2017
  • Leeds College of Art