Northern Art Prize artist talks

Artist Discussions at Leeds Art Gallery

artists from this year’s Northern Art Prize in discussion with the curators and arts professionals. Exploring what the prize exhibition means to each of the four artists and what approach showing in it.

Tickets are £3 (concessions) from Leeds Art Gallery on 0113 2478256.

Wednesday 5 December 2007, 6pm
Nina Pope from the collaborative duo Somewhere and Fiona Venables,
Visual Arts Officer at Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle

Wednesday 19 December 2007, 6pm
Tim Brennan and Alistair Robinson,Director of Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

Wednesday 9 January 2008, 6pm

Eric Bainbridge and Paul Moss, Director of Workplace, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Wednesday 16 January 2008, 6pm

Dan Holdsworth and Godfrey Worsdale, Director of the recently opened MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

The Exhibition
Eric Bainbridge, Tim Brennan, Dan Holdsworth and Karen Guthrie + Nina Pope
22 November 2007 - 10 February 2008
Leeds Art Gallery
With work ranging from fi lm, photography, new media, painting and sculpture. the four short listed artists for this year’s prize were selected by a jury chaired by Nigel Walsh, Curator of Exhibitions at Leeds Art Gallery, comprising Greville Worthington, independent curator and art collector; Tom Lubbock, art critic
for The Independent; Ann Gallagher, Head of Collection, British Art, Tate and Turner-prize winner Martin Creed, from a long-list of 24 artists put forward by 12 nominators throughout the region. The Northern Art Prize will be awarded on 17 January 2008 with a fi rst prize of £16,500; the remaining three runners up will each receive £1,500.
Exhibition opening hours: Mon, Tues 10am-8pm, Wed 12-8pm, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1-5pm. Closed bank holidays



Wednesday 14th November - Wednesday 21st November.
project by Jen Ohlson, BA Art & Design (Interdisciplinary) 3rd year
42 New Briggate Gallery
Window access only. Wrap up warm.

What happens here?
Where have you been sleeping?

Morethanroughandlonely: A display of photographs taken on disposable cameras by members of the homeless community in Leeds.
A demonstration of suitable locations.
A presentation of previous inhabitations.
A documentation of last night.
A proposal for tomorrow.

Jennifer has asked members of the homeless community in Leeds to document areas of the city that they find hospitable with the aim of producing a guide to temporary nocturnal accommodation outside of traditional lodgings. Photographs, sketches, found objects, gifts, narratives, opinions and ideas from the contributors will be displayed in the window of 42 New Briggate Gallery as a continuously updated archive.

From Wednesday 14th November 42 New Briggate will be hosting a brand new series of residencies.

Artists were invited to put forward proposals for how they would use the gallery space to make work that is visible in or through the gallery’s large front window. Everyone is most welcome to peer in and watch the successful artists at work and play.

Other resident artists at 42:
A Latento – Alex Ferrar, Harry Meadley, and Iona Smith
Patrick Gildersleeves
Andy Abbott

There will be an exhibition showcasing the three weeks work on Thursday 13th December 6-8pm all are welcome.


A Conference for The Glass Archive

The Glass Archive is a collection of over eighty novels containing the word ‘glass’ in the title. For A Conference for The Glass Archive, five individuals including artists George Henry Longly, Kate Allen & Chris Henry Clarke, and freelance writer Anna Taylor, have been invited to investigate and make personal responses to the content of the archive.
Taking place over four days, A Conference for the Glass Archive will provide daily public access to The Glass Archive, daily one-hour readings (from four novels over four days) and culminate in the delivery of five presentations on Saturday 1st December at 2pm.
A Conference for The Glass Archive encourages a shift of focus in our understanding of this material. The project sits within a wider context of material investigation, in which sculptors and artists explore emotional and intellectual connections to physical materials.

Readings: Weds, Thurs, Fri at 2pm
Conference - Saturday 1st December at 2pm.


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