Category : Art

Mark Wallinger and Francis Butterfield: Leeds Art Gallery Celebrates its 130th Anniversary With Two New Displays

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In light of its 130th Anniversary, Kate McCaughey reviews two new exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery. Mark Wallinger – Threshold to the Kingdom, 2000 Video, projection, colour and sound [stereo] Threshold to the Kingdom, comprised of various slowed down shots of the International Arrivals doorway at City Airport, London, is a … Read More

Love Arts Festival 2018

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The Love Arts Festival is an annual celebration of creativity and mental well-being in Leeds. In its 8th year, the festival aims to get people talking about mental health. The festival is made up of exhibitions, performances, gigs, films, workshops, discussions and more and all taking place in different venues … Read More

The Art of a New City: Nineties Berlin Exhibition Review

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Following a trip to Berlin over summer, Carmen Walker-Vazquez reviews a new multi-media exhibition that captures 1990s Berlin through music, video and installation. Tucked away on a quiet industrial lot in the Berlin neighbourhood of Mitte is the city’s newest and largest multi-media exhibition. Opened to the public in August, … Read More

Senga Nengudi Exhibition: The Henry Moore Institute

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It was the utmost pleasure to be invited to the opening exhibition of Senga Nengudi, one of the world’s leading avant-garde artists last week at the Leeds Henry Moore Institute. Open until February 2019, it’s an exhibition that showcases some of the vital aspects of Nengudi’s life through the years. … Read More

Are the university’s Arts and Humanities courses still stuck in the past?

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Coming to university, you are told that you will be moving away from the spoon-fed nature of a school curriculum to one that encourages critical thinking and expands your knowledge even further. However, broadening your academic horizons proves not to be so easy if you happen to study a course … Read More

‘Her own words in her own writing:’ Ophelia Muse, Elizabeth Siddal, to be Finally Given a Voice in New Poetry Collection

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Frequently referred to as the Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel, even those who do not recognise Elizabeth Siddal’s name will know her pale oval face and flowing red tresses. The famous muse of Dante Rossetti, Siddal posed for quintessential paintings and sculptures of the Pre-Raphaelite movement, the most famous of which is undoubtedly … Read More

Fresher’s Week Special: Leeds University’s Hidden Gallery Treasures

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In time for Fresher’s Week, Arts editor Stephanie Bennett explores the University’s own art attractions that are right here on campus. Leeds is abundant with activities related to arts and culture, but there are two galleries within the Parkinson building that are free to enter and have amazing materials within … Read More

In Defence of the Arts

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As the Labour Party recently pledged to provide an additional £160m a year for creative and cultural activities in primary schools, Caitlin Tilley argues for the importance of the arts’ place in the school curriculum. Sir Ken Robinson is the education expert who believes dance is as important as maths. … Read More

Fresher’s Week Special: Eight Unmissable Art Spots in Leeds

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Fiona Holland explores the best places for art in Leeds, perfect for a Fresher’s Week visit before lectures start. Henry Moore Institute In and amongst the more conservative 19th century buildings that surround it in the city center, the Henry Moore Institute’s shiny black façade makes it pretty difficult to miss. … Read More

Kipling proves hard to swallow: The ifs and buts of Kipling

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This summer, students at the University of Manchester painted over a mural of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ and replaced it with Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’. They argued that Kipling’s poetry ‘de-humanises people of colour’. Cue angry talk-show phone-ins, English Literature professors being quoted in the Guardian and, according to … Read More