Summer family fun with Leeds Museums and Galleries

Leeds Museums and Galleries are gearing up for a bumper summer of family fun, with a number of events set to take place in Leeds over the summer school holiday. Over the summer months, events will be taking place at some of the city’s most popular attractions, such as Temple Newsam, Lotherton, Leeds City…

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New braille-tactile maps help increase accessibility to Leeds

Blind and partially sighted people in Leeds will have a new way to explore some of the city’s best-loved landmarks thanks to a brand-new book of braille-tactile maps. Leeds City Council and Visit Leeds have collaborated with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to increase accessibility to the city by creating the…

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City’s diverse communities explore 300 years of Shifting Perspectives

Members of Leeds’s diverse communities have come together to re-examine and re-define more than 300 years of artwork ahead of a pioneering new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery. Shifting Perspectives will explore different and sometimes complex representations of people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage in almost 100 works dating from the 17th Century…

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Artists bring Leeds voices to life in new exhibition

The voices, stories and songs of generations of Leeds folk have inspired a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery. Leeds-based artist Jill McKnight immersed herself in the collections of the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery for Desire Lines, which retraces the steps different people from the Leeds area have taken and how…

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Artist’s captivating moonlit masterpiece comes home to Leeds

An atmospheric riverside scene created by one of the city’s most celebrated artists is coming home after being acquired by Leeds Art Gallery. Reflections on the Aire – on strike was painted by Leeds-born John Atkinson Grimshaw in 1879, a rare example of one of his signature ‘moonlit’ scenes combined with a social message. Showing…

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Gallery tunes in as artist takes on TV talk show format

An innovative new performance has brought art enthusiasts of all ages together to reinvent a series of TV talk show debates at Leeds Art Gallery. Harold Offeh’s new artwork Reading the Realness has seen members of the gallery’s Youth Collective working alongside older people from its regular Meet and Make sessions to take to…

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Gallery’s new season of film is the reel deal

Four decades of artist’s film and video will be showcased in a thought-provoking new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery this Autumn. Opening on September 25, Radical Reel is a group exhibition and season of screenings and events celebrating 40 years of moving image from its renowned collection. Drawing connections between cinema, performance, television and…

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Youth group’s prestigious award win is picture perfect

A project giving budding curators in Leeds the chance to work with one of the country’s top contemporary art collections has scooped a prestigious industry award. Leeds Art Gallery’s Youth Art Collective received the Volunteers for Museum Learning award for Yorkshire from The British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust during an online ceremony…

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