LEEDS ART GALLERY
We have a very close and productive relationship with Leeds Art Gallery. Working in partnership on British Art Show 8 (BA8), we established twelve talks in the gallery and tutorials for our students in the studio with artists that included Benedict Drew, Rachel Maclean, Ryan Gander, Mikhail Karakis and Anthea Hamiltion. In response to BA8 our students made a short film about the exhibition and a publication focusing on audience engagement which they presented at the National Gallery Edinburgh, Norwich Art Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery. In preparation for a major exhibition of Joseph Beuys at the Gallery, our MA students created large-scale blackboard drawings in the gallery. For several years, postgraduate students have made a series of publications entitled Conversations from the Collection, working with the Leeds Art Gallery curator Nigel Walsh. For New Contemporaries 2019, a series of talks were curated with the selected New Contemporaries’ artists who also came and delivered tutorials on a one-to-one basis in the studio. There was also a series of six artists talks and tutorials who were exhibiting in the Hayward Gallery touring exhibition Slow Painting which was curated by Leeds Fine Art alumni and international critic/curator Martin Herbert. We have co-produced several talks programmes with the gallery who have made their events spaces available to us including the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre. We have also co-hosted conferences with Leeds art Gallery including ART SCIENCE FICTION with key note addresses from Professor Brian Catling and Mark Von Schlegel as well as co-hosting with NAFAE the conference Making Public: The Fine Art Degree Show which included keynote addresses from Paul Winstanley and Kirsty Ogg.