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Pamelashop – Pamela Crowe

INSTALLATION, KINDNESS, POP-UP Pamelashop is an interactive installation that will be popping up at different events during the festival. Pamelashop: all kinds of things here, but it will cost you! Since people always want something for something, Pamelashop offers objects in return for kindness. Each shop item has a compassion retail price. What do these objects represent and can you …

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Touchpoints – Nigel Wood

INSTALLATION, NATURE, SCULPTURE At the heart of Nigel’s work is an association between the life experiences of everyday people and those of his raw materials – driftwood, rusted metal, plastic, unwanted and neglected, often broken stuff. Conception, creation, growth, decline, death… the ups, the downs, the smiles, the scrapes… Beyond which he believes there is an unbreakable beauty, grace and glory in …

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Once and Now – Morticia

PHOTOGRAPHY, MONOCHROME, HISTORY Remnants of the past, and our connections to them, are Morticia’s chief inspirations. She uses a mix of analogue and digital photography and site specific materials to create her mostly monochrome images. For the last five years she has been exploring the history of St George’s Field and these images are the result of her research so far. Mon 1 Oct – …

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The Quest for Peace in the Citadel of Chaos – Geraldine R Montgomerie and Matthew Bellwood

STORYTELLING, DRAWING, SONGS Visual artist Geraldine R Montgomerie and storyteller Matthew Bellwood curate and present a collection of words and pictures featuring key moments on the road to recovery. The exhibition builds upon a series of interviews with therapists and other health professionals, people who have used mental health services and their families. It focuses on traditional storytelling forms, such as folk …

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Girls Who Eat Their Feelings – Hayley Mills-Styles

TEXTILES, FOOD, SCULPTURE Girls Who Eat Their Feelings explores Hayley’s relationship with food and mental health. The exhibition will showcase a series of textile drawings and sculptures in response to her personal struggles with emotional overeating. As part of the exhibition there will be two free drop in textile workshops where participants can learn to make their own felt food. The …

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A Means of Escape – Kevin Hickson

PAINTINGS, DIGITAL, LANDSCAPES Digital imagery and paintings exploring environments that can distract and sooth. From solitudinous landscapes and beautiful melancholic imagery, to quirkily entertaining biomorphic abstractions. Thurs 4 – Sat 13 Oct open seven days a week from 11am-7pm (Sun to 4pm) Roots and Fruits, 10-11 Grand Arcade, Leeds LS1 6PG FREE Access: Level access into the cafe  

Stitch and Stuff – Sandy Holden

TEXTILES, DRAWING, STITCHING ‘Stitch and stuff’ is a collection of 2D and 3D textile art. Sandy works with found and salvaged materials and fabrics in her work, creating new stories from old and faded things. She starts with paints and dyes and then works on top, by hand and machine, with different threads and yarns. Sandy’s childhood was full of making, stitching, drawing …

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The Tennis Ball – Mindy Goose

DOGS, WALKING, PHOTOGRAPHY Mindy’s fine art practice looks at walking as art. Inspired by the Becher’s typologies, her collections of observations uncover the journeys she takes, the paths she frequently walks, and the flux in which nature exists. She is concerned with how our environments connect to us, and what that means for a person with a disability. Walking with her …

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