Step into Spring with us from 6th March as we launch new shows...
Visitors bereft of Leeds City Art Gallery whilst major renovations temporarily take place, needn’t be as we launch a brand new series of exciting exhibitions for the Spring season. Part of this exciting exhibition programme is ‘Another Life’; an exhibition of jewellery, sculptures and wall hung works by makers who reclaim, upcycle and re-invent materials and make them into beautiful contemporary craft pieces. Another Life will be a real show stopper with handcrafted collections by some of the most innovative craftspeople in the UK today. The show starts on the 19th March and in the meantime visitors can be delighted by a brand new print exhibition by Mary Gillett and Tessa Asquith-Lamb which starts on Saturday 6th March, a fabulous Ceramic Showcase by Gin Durham exploring animals in fairy tales (here until the 30th April) and an annual showcase of rings, not to mention Made with Love our popular exhibition celebrating the romance of British Craft which comes to an end on the 12th March.
Yorkshire maker Joanne Tinker showcases her original recycled wall hung art for the first time with us for this forthcoming attraction ‘Another Life’ and has been a collector of things for as long as she can remember. “I would fill shoe boxes with beads, stamps, butterflies and buttons. Today my studio is full of drink cans, sweet papers, foils, corks, bottle tops and bits of plastic from an assortment of packing.” Through a series of playful experiments Joanne transforms these normally ‘throw away’ materials into something that will be cared for, maybe work and treasured in a jewellery box or hung and admired on the wall as a piece of art. She loves the challenge of turning something old into new, something seen as beautiful or intriguing and hopefully something that will inspire others.
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Pictured; Bryony Rose's fabric dog sculptures.