Tag : art

Art | MEXICO Member's Show – The artists say farewell to Wharf Street

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Image: m-e-x-i-c-o Times are changing for the directors of Mexico, who this week held their last ever show in the Wharf Street gallery. The mood of the room, however, was not one of teary goodbyes. Buzzing with an impressive turnout, art fans of all ages enjoyed the space, the work … Read More

Features | Selfies – Yay or Nay?

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Selfies are a product of our generation, bred from the rise of the iPhone. But do they represent something more; the redefining of self image?   Yay As we grow up we’re bombarded with oppressive and contradictory beauty ideals about what to wear, how to look and how to present … Read More

Photography | Chen Man – Sparking the Imagination

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photo: Chen Man 4/5 Chen Man is world renowned for her photography and it isn’t difficult to see why. The exhibition space at the Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery may only display a small selection of images but they captivate and capture the attention of the viewer. Man creates digital … Read More

Art | Scenery at & Model Gallery – minimalism gone too far

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photo: John Skoog 2/5 Stars & Model is quite the trendy contemporary art gallery, you can deduce it from their opening times alone (Wednesday-Saturday, 2-5pm, or by appointment). Spread over three floors this month is the work of eight artists from Scandinavia curated around the concept of scenery. This term … Read More

Art | Anthony Browne – Through the Magic Mirror

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4/5 Stars Most of us will have read a book by Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne. Whether it was the recognisable gorilla characters across his books, Willy the Champ, Into the Tunnel or My Dad (to name but a few), his illustrations are well-known and widely spread. The name may not … Read More

Art | Nocturne at Leeds City Gallery – creatures of the night

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4/5 Stars The Leeds City Art Gallery cites James Attlee’s ‘Nocturne’ (2011) as the inspiration behind the exhibition, from the section in which he states that ‘it is scarcely more than a century since the connection [to the ‘celestial clockwork’] was decisively broken, since we turned our back on the … Read More

Blogs | Girls Who Draw

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I only tend to venture into Headingley if I really must. It’s not you, Headingley, it’s me. It is pure laziness on my part and, as I’m sure most Hyde Park inhabitants will agree, it just seems like a long way. This may all sound a little over the top, … Read More

Blogs | A Wee Trip To Glasgow

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I decided to take a little weekend trip to Glasgow for the weekend. My brother and friend (who goes to the art school) both live there, so I had the perfect excuse. I had been to Glasgow once before but I don’t really remember much apart from drinking neat whiskey, … Read More

Leeds College of Art | Psychedelic Posters from the 1960's – Expand Your Mind

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Known as the “turbulent sixties”, 1960s America saw the rise of civil unrest, driven by the youth culture that were newly intoxicated by sex, drugs, rock and roll. The artists of this time toyed around with the newly developing artistic techniques of surrealism. Barry Schwartz in “Psychedelic Art” (1968) believes that … Read More

Blogs | Goater Leeds Gallery

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch; supposedly. The author who coined that phrase obviously never gave over a (fake) email address in exchange for a free slice of Dominos pizza or bothered to queue up for free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream outside the union during fresher’s week. … Read More