Since starting out in 2017 Women On Tap has exploded. Now, they have an annual beer and arts festival, plus year-round events. Women On Tap exists to showcase the very best in the region’s beer, hospitality, and brilliant women, while also tackling tricky subjects relating to equality. Join Women On Tap at Northern Monk Refectory for a special short talk, social + mini beer tasting with nibbles.
Artist Michael Shaw creates inflatable forms and site-specific works that unite sculpture and architecture. One of his largest creations yet, the giant, neon-striped inflatable sculpture at Left Bank Leeds has been designed in response to the architectural features within our amazing space.
In this drawing workshop with our Porch Gallery artist Andy Black, you’ll initially work on a small scale to create individual motifs. These motifs will then be combined to make a collaborative, large-scale drawing of an imaginary landscape. You don’t need any drawing experience to take part and all materials are provided.
August 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of Zygmunt Bauman’s monumental book Modernity and the Holocaust. The Holocaust, the late sociologist famously argued, was not the polar opposite of modernity or a pathological deviation from modernisation processes. Rather, it was a possibility of modernity, ‘born and executed in our modern rational society, at the high stage of our civilization and at the peak of human cultural achievement and for this reason … a problem of that society, civilization and culture’. The book contained critical messages – concerning the limitations of sociology, the condition of modernity and the consequences for morality – that challenged central foundations of the social sciences and humanities.
This exploratory and lively session will bring to light the hidden aspects of making large-scale, innovative sculpture. Drawing on engineering and materials science, in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at University of Leeds, we will explore the science and engineering that makes sculpture happen.
In 2019 The Good Life Experience will celebrate its sixth Birthday and it's going to be one heck of a party! Taking place in the shadow of two castles on the Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, the festival is absolutely unique.
A fun and experimental approach to screenprint for any experience level.You will use several different stencil methods to print multi-layered prints, experimenting with transparent inks to produce unexpected new tones.
Join University of Leeds’ leading researchers in virtual and augmented reality and other artists and curators working in this area to explore what this could mean for artists both in the present and the future.
As part of Heritage Open Days, join us for this unique behind-the-scenes event at Leeds Art Gallery to discover amazing and rarely seen drawings and prints from our first-class collection. Find out how curators care for fragile and valuable works on paper and don’t miss the chance to see closely original artworks from different periods and styles, from J. M.W. Turner to Paula Rego all the way through to John Nash and Andy Warhol.
This event will reveal how artists are exploring virtuality in their work. From augmenting sculptural form with mapped projection, to the exciting and limitless avenues that the virtual space opens to artists as a platform for expression.
This symposium will critically reflect on the first Yorkshire Sculpture International with a day of talks by artists, curators, fabricators and educators. Bringing guest speakers together to explore the work that goes on behind the scenes to develop large scale and public sculpture for international exhibitions.
Expect plenty of Rum, a larger selection of other spirits (to convince your non-Rum lovin pals to join in) great music, cocktails from our talented bar team, street food and, as always, a fantastic selection of guest speakers for our masterclasses, talks and demo's.
Learn the basics of screen printing onto textiles on this 5 week evening class. You will be guided step-by-step through the screen printing process, gain confidence in using the technique independently and will produce a range of textile samples. You will be encouraged to layer colour, shape and pattern to develop interesting surface pattern designs. The course will cover using blank screens with stencils and the photo emulsion technique.
See the giant inflatable sculpture INF23 by Michael Shaw in a whole new light at this exhibition closing party. We're hosting a fun evening with a DJ, drinks and artistic responses to the sculpture. Whether you want the chance to see it one last time, or you want to show a group of friends, this will be a night to celebrate as we bid farewell to another epic installation at Left Bank Leeds.