Leeds trip part 2 -Tetley building, Henry Moore Institute, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Art, Exhibition, public Art

On the Thursday evening we went to an artists’ talk at the Tetley building, for The Feast Wagon exhibition, after an hour of looking at the work. Two of the four artists were present – Simeon Barclay and Delaine Le Bas, one black British originally from Leeds and one Romani British – plus two people from the gallery and the researcher Irfan Shah, who provided the theme. I was excited to see Romani work in a mainstream setting, and also enjoyed Susan Walsh’s quirky collages and the collection of children’s wagons.

Next day we had time for another foray into the British Art show before our Introduction to Katrina Palmer’s show The Necropolitan Line at the Henry Moore Institute. I liked reading the free newspaper she’d produced, but didn’t enjoy the work as much as many of my peers did. What I really did enjoy was discovering Moore’s architectural plaster maquettes in cases – I really liked the scale, the texture, the surfaces, the shapes, the way they looked like bone, ancient echoes… Far more than his large bronzes.

Finally, a brief visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture park on the way home to catch Bill Viola’s video work. I was not expecting to like this but actually I found it intensely moving. Here’s a link Bill Viola at YSP and I’d highly recommend going if you’re in the area – immersive, hypnotic, technically interesting and highly emotional.

The ground was really soggy after the downpours they’d had, but the weather was fine enough to go for a brisk stroll through the park. We didn’t have anywhere near long enough – I must return!

As usual, here are a few images from my tablet, apologies for the picture quality.

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Delaine Le Bas, British Romani artist who works with found textiles and interventions

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Delaine Le Bas, British Romani artist who works with found textiles and interventions

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Collage by Susan Walsh at ‘The Feast Wagon’, Tetley, Leeds

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Collage by Susan Walsh at ‘The Feast Wagon’, Tetley, Leeds

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Quirky children’s wagons collected and constructed by Susan Walsh and Lubaine Himid at Tetley, Leeds

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Quirky children’s wagons collected and constructed by Susan Walsh and Lubaine Himid at Tetley, Leeds

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Henry Moore study in plaster for architectural bronzes

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Henry Moore study in plaster for architectural bronzes

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Poppies Wave at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Looks like Mr Gormley was here… Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Too muddy to see who this was by, but it certainly caught my eye! Yorkshire Sculpture Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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