Category : Art

Stewart Mason: Education, Collection, Exhibition

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Catherine Doucette discusses the artist who revolutionised Arts education in the UK… The seminar at the Henry Moore Institute, Stewart Mason: Education, Collection, Exhibition, featured three scholarly speakers who discussed the educational and artistic significance of Stewart Mason, an advocate for arts education and key figure in the City Sculpture … Read More

North: Identity, Photography, Fashion – a celebration of diversity

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Sat on Liverpool’s waterfront is Open Eye Gallery, one of the most important galleries -not only in the northwest but also throughout the UK- for promoting photography as an artistic discipline. This year the gallery celebrates its 40th birthday of pioneering work in this field and it has certainly started … Read More

The City Sculptures Project 1972 @ Henry Moore

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Upon entering the gallery, we are subjected to the intimidating gaze of the five-metre-tall King Kong sculpture that appears to almost guard the gallery. A gaze, stature and magnificence that creates a curious dialogue between you and the sculpture, an idea echoed inside. In 1972, City Sculpture Projects funded by … Read More

Periphery at Lady Beck Studies

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Lady Beck Studios is off to a flying start in the Leeds art scene with a new exhibition from Clare Holdstock. We sent Fiona Holland to investigate… Tucked away in the heart of Mabgate, is the recently founded Lady Beck Studios and Project Space, formerly known as Enjoy Art Space. … Read More

In the face of fear: what can art do?

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With the triumphs of Brexit and Trump and the recent departure of the much loved Leonard Cohen, it’s time to look to art for hope in an increasingly worrying world… The morning after Trump was elected and the world seemed to temporarily stop spinning on its axis, I logged onto … Read More

Abandoned Yorkshire: finding the beauty in decay

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Set, fittingly, in the formerly abandoned church building of Left Bank Leeds, Abandoned Yorkshire is an exhibition showcasing the urban exploration photography of the eponymous collective, who scale drainpipes and risk the law to preserve a sense of heritage. Their photographs have a strange beauty, with mould on the floor … Read More

Review: Revolution – A New Art for a New World

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Making its debut at the Vue ciema in Kirkstall on the 10th of November, Margy Kinmoth’s Revolution: New Art for a New World is a fascinating, if slightly dense insight into the Russian revolution, and its relationship with art. The Documentary gets under way by outlining the beginnings of the … Read More

Don‘t Go Breaking My Art: Axing the History of Art A level

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Is Michael Gove right to scrap Art History A-level? In The Middle takes a look at the debate… FOR The axing of the Art History A-level has caused quite a stir, with some slamming Michael Gove for being “narrow-minded” and “short-sighted”. Despite studying an arts subject myself, I completely understand … Read More

An artist from two worlds: György Gordon

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The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery opens its doors to a retrospective of the artist György Gordon: Sixty years after the ill-fated Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the University’s Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery mark its anniversary by opening its doors to a new exhibition, György Gordon (1945-2005) a retrospective. The collection … Read More