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It’s Ok Not To Be Perky – The Perky Painter

PAINTING, TEXTURE, COLOUR It’s OK Not To Be Perky is a collection of paintings exploring the artist’s feelings of connection, and disconnection, to life around them. The artist expresses their anxieties about going out into the world through intersecting and overlapping forms, merging together, being both connected and divided by strong lines. Bold colours and a variety of textures describe these entangled forms …

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Dioramas – Annie G-G

CRAFT, PLAY, 3D Annie is what’s apparently called a late blooming artist. After a 25 year career as a nurse, ill health retirement gave her the opportunity to play, create and make things. Being connected to Crafts and Arts helps her deal with her physical and mental limitations. Her artwork is her form of creative, slightly warped play. Mon 1 – …

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Sidetracked – Conrad Cookson

PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, BEAUTY A series of photographs that look for beauty in unexpected places. Conrad Cookson takes found objects and discarded items and turns them into something new. His photographs transform humdrum things into beautiful, sculptural formations. Some are spontaneous, some are planned. All are bold, interesting and defy explanation. This is Conrad’s first solo exhibition. You can also see one of Conrad’s …

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Variables and Manipulations – Amanda Burton

DRAWINGS, INK, CHAOS An exciting exhibition of contemporary drawings and artwork created using smoke, ink and fire in response to the theme of Chaos and Order. Amanda’s studies in mathematics and science offer a broad source of inspiration and these past skills remain relevant in her current art practice. ‘Variables and Manipulations’ explores how the principles of scientific experiments can be manipulated into …

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Verges – Inkwell Artists

TEXTILES, INSTALLATION, CLOTH Leeds, once a small Saxon settlement and cloth trading town expanded to house the world’s largest woollen Mill: Armley Mills. Textiles were the basis of the economy of Leeds, with extensive waterways and locomotive transport systems making it the textile capital of the world. Inkwell Artists have created a contemporary installation that considers landscape, textile and data that visualises …

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Paint, Pot, Print – Beth Smith & Neil Thompson

PAINTING, POTS, PRINT Beth Smith and Neil Thompson are Leeds based artists who met in pottery classes at Swarthmore. Beth’s work is informed by life drawing and influenced by social and political issues. Neil’s work also addresses contemporary issues and he brings his printmaker’s eye into his pottery. Mon 1 – Weds 31 Oct open 7 days a week, contact venue …

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Highlights – Arts and Minds Members

GROUP SHOW, MULTIMEDIA, VARIETY Highlights is the dazzling annual showcase of artwork by members of Arts & Minds. The network includes people who use mental health services, carers, mental health workers, and artists with an interest in mental health issues. The exhibition will transform an empty shop of the ground floor of St John’s Centre and features many undiscovered and emerging artists, …

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Bek Boheme – Bek Boheme

PAINTING, SEASCAPE, PORTRAIT Bek is from Leeds, she is self taught and art has been her great love affair since childhood. Her primary interest lies in atmosphere, seascapes, and faces. “When it’s just me and the canvas and I’m alone with my brushes I sink into a deep conversation, I hope that by exhibiting my paintings I will be able to …

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Aire Place Exhibitions – Gemma Carlier & Chlo Elizabeth

PHOTOGRAPHY, GENDER, PAINTING THIS WOMAN’S WORK Gemma Carlier In This Woman’s Work Gemma Carlier examines themes of worship, power, gendered labour, and the boundaries between devotion and compulsion. The installation consists of a circle of standing obelisks, invoking memories of pagan places of power. The obelisks are woven from wool, challenging the expectation of masculine stonework and commenting on the nature of …

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