Category : Art

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald: The Artists Painting the Obamas’ Official Portrait

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Obama’s choice for his and Michelle Obama’s official portraits are a break from tradition, as he opts for two artists whose styles explore an underrepresented part of American life. The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery announced last Friday that Barack and Michelle Obama have chosen artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald … Read More

Street Art: Public Nuisance or Counter-Cultural Force?

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To a large proportion of the older generation, graffiti is nothing more than vandalism. However, much of the younger generation is waking up to the innate creativity involved in this art form,  Editor-in-Chief, Reece Parker, investigates where the line should be drawn as to the merit of such work. From … Read More

Turner Prize 2017 set to be the most diverse yet

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This year’s Turner Prize takes place at the Ferens Gallery in Hull – named the ‘City of Culture’ for 2017 – and is one of the most diverse Turner Prize shows yet. The recent removal of the age limit for nominations (previously it was only open to artists under 50) … Read More

Seeing Leeds In A Whole New Light

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Martha Sanders and Anya Loudon explore the best bits of  Leeds Light Night Festival 2017. On the 5th and 6th of October Leeds was lit up for the thirteenth annual Light Night Festival. As the sun went down the city lit up and dozens of installations attracted intrigued crowds. From … Read More

Loneliness Through a Lens: An Examination of Loneliness

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With the official submission of the Leeds bid for 2023 European Capital of Culture just weeks away, the city is teeming with events celebrating its diverse and rapidly transforming cultural landscape. It is interesting, therefore, that The Leeds Story Gallery at The Leeds City Museum, a space that prides itself … Read More

Nude Mona Lisa Discovery

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If Da Vinci created a nude sketch of the Mona Lisa, does this change how we view his most famous painting? A 16th century charcoal drawing of a topless woman, known as the Monna Vanna, bears a strong resemblance to Leonardo da Vinci’s preeminent oil painting, the Mona Lisa: the … Read More

Simon Armitage Joins School of English

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Simon Armitage, one of the UK’s leading contemporary poets, has just joined the staffing team at the University of Leeds, School of English. Some of his multi-award winning poetry collections include Out of the Blue and Paper Aeroplanes. Armitage has also been a big contributer to contemporary translation, some notable … Read More

Leeds Beckett and the Leeds 2023 Bid

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In early August, Leeds Beckett University announced its plans to build a £75 million arts building to house its Schools of Film, Performing Arts and Music, due to open in 2020. The building will be located close to Leeds Civic Hall, a centre of performance itself, and will act as … Read More

What’s what with Arts Socs

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Leeds University Union has a wide variety of societies, each one different, interesting and inclusive. Whether you want to try out something new, or hone a new talent and skill you never thought you would master, you will surely find your place here at Leeds. With over 30 different societies … Read More

Carnival Messiah: Proof that We Need Art

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Following her summer of research, investigating why this explosion of culture and vision is so important, Anna May tells us more about Carnival Messiah preceeding its showing tomorrow at West Yorkshire Playhouse. When I applied to do a summer research project on ‘The Impact and Legacy of Carnival Messiah’, I never imagined … Read More