Leeds Arts University has a large and exciting exhibitions programme held at both our Blenheim Walk and Vernon Street galleries.
Our curatorial programme is an educational, cultural, and research component of Leeds Arts University. As University Galleries, the Blenheim Walk and Vernon Street spaces contribute significantly to the institution’s research and educational curriculum, with a dynamic public programme of exhibitions, publications, talks, commissions, performances, symposia, across our two campuses and satellite display spaces.
In response to a global moment of environmental and sociopolitical crisis, our curatorial programme invites local and international artists, curators, researchers, and academics to present their research-practice on the most pressing challenges of contemporaneity. Our programme provides opportunities for cultural engagement with practices examining the past, shaping the present and imagining the future of the relationship between human societies and the natural environment.
Our galleries endeavour to engage a diverse audience from the university community to local and international visitors through its curatorial programmes, collections, research and educational projects, prioritising community engagement, practice-based research excellence, aesthetic and knowledge production.
Previous exhibitions include presentations by artists Marwa Arsanios, Kyriaki Goni, Ilana Halperin, Yoko Ono and Mieke Bal as well as research projects on decolonial ecologies by Marianna Tsionki and Mariana Cunha, creature design by Rosemary Chalmers, consumer culture research by Dawn Woolley, and an experimental graduate project by performance artist and writer Samra Mayanja.
Current and upcoming exhibitions
Blenheim Walk Gallery