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Creative Networks - An Interview with Jake Chapman

Creative Networks - An Interview with Jake Chapman
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14 Nov 2017 5:45pm - 8:30pm

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Blenheim Gallery

Leeds Arts University, Blenheim Walk Building, Blenheim Walk, Leeds, LS2 9AQ

Creative Networks is Leeds Arts University's major professional events programme with talks from a diverse group of high profile speakers from across the creative industries to entertain, challenge and inspire.

Join us as we interview Jake Chapman about his artwork, career journey, the challenges he has faced and what inspires him.

About the artist:

Since their time at the Royal College of Art, assisting Gilbert and George, Jake and Dinos Chapman have become two of the most controversial figures in the art world.

Their work is observational and often political, focusing on the unspoken dark underbelly of the world. Due to the antagonistic nature of their work, it (and they) has received much criticism and negative press. Their work is often deliberately displayed with little to no explanation past the title, so the viewer  is forced to draw their own conclusions about meaning and the position of the artist.

Much of their work utilises traditional, conventional techniques, such as casting, whilst subverting the viewers opinions of the materials; the oscillation between what it is and what it represents - the conscious and unconscious - reflecting the equality of both. 

Jake Chapman has published a number of catalogue essays and pieces of art criticism in his own rightas well as several books, including Meatphysics, The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, Memoirs of My Writer’s Block and INTROSPASTIC.  

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Booking is essential as places are limited so please book a ticket. 

Please note the start time of 5.30pm is for drinks prior to when the talk starts at 6.30pm in the lecture theatre.


Leeds Arts University is committed to its responsibility to protect and safeguard the welfare of young people (under 18) and adults who come onto the college campus.


Creative Networks Events are specifically tailored to an adult (18+) audience. In the interest of protecting and safeguarding the welfare of young people (under 18) it is a requirement that all attendees, without exception, must be aged 18 or older. Young people (under 18), and any attendee unable to provide proof of age when asked to do so, will be refused entry

Access: If you have any requests or concerns regaring access, please contact us at  

Parking: Due to the building works taking place at the Blenheim Walk campus, parking is no longer available on site. The nearest pay and display car park is Woodhouse Lane Car Park (Sat nav: LS2 3AX)  

Public Transport: Leeds Train Station is approximately 15-20 minutes walk from the venue. Buses run frequently from the centre of town past the College (including 1, 6, 97)  

Creative Networks
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  • Talk
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