Students to display textiles at renovated Leeds Art Gallery

06 October 2017

Work by Leeds Arts University students will be displayed as part of the re-opening of Leeds Art Gallery.

The project has seen BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design students Dominika Dziala, Tasha Hine, Heather Ledbetter-Lyon, Eden Potter Bedford and River Wild work alongside costume designers, taking inspiration from Joseph Beuys, whose work will be featured in a new Artist Rooms exhibition when the gallery re-opens on Friday 13 October.

The University students embellished, deconstructed and manipulated a series of school blazers to draw out ideas of “work and labour” and the artworks of Beuys.

Gareth Wadkin, Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design Lecturer and Progression Officer, said: “The key objectives for the students were to gain a greater understanding of collaborative practice with galleries and work with different sectors of the UK creative industries.

“This was a perfect opportunity for students to collaborate as a team and with industry professional to create artworks which will be used as inspirational, educational tools within the gallery.”

 The blazers will be exhibited in Leeds Art Gallery until January 2018, and will be used as part of an educational programme for schools and the public.