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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

Blogs | Norwegian Wood – Time Passes, Things Happen

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Thanks to my last blog, I am now in possession of 700g of marmite, which inevitably has given a whole new perspective on my life here. Whilst it may be getting colder, days are vastly improved by the condiment – spent too much money this week? Barter your way through … Read More

News | Tesco rips student's artwork

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An Art Design student has described how her work was ripped while on loan to Tesco. Third year student, Natalie Winwood, allowed the painting to be displayed at a Tesco Express on Boar Lane for their opening evening but when she returned to pick up the artwork she found it … Read More

Hidden Gems : Top 10 Summer Arts Festivals

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Bored of big-name festivals with less than impressive line-ups? Feed your creativity this summer with something a little out of the ordinary Shambala August 22-25 Located in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside, Shambala is an arts festival with a difference. Offering everything from a wide range of musical acts, … Read More

Leeds Must-See: Harewood House

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Anna Beketova explores one of Leeds’ top attractions and unearths some of its artistic delights, including the current ‘In Cloud Country: Abstracting from Nature’ exhibition Next weekend if you find yourself craving some more aesthetic stimulus than the graffiti strewn streets of Hyde Park, jump on the number 36 bus – 20 minutes … Read More

A Closer Look At… Abstract Expressionism

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Moving firmly away from the past, works of art that culminate to create the movement we call Abstract Expression focus primarily on the notions of the ‘new’ and the active role of the artist. With paintings on a canvas no longer consumed by a series of pictorial representations or narrative … Read More