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Showcasing Leeds Art Libraries: Stories from the Collection

Showcasing Leeds Art Libraries: Stories from the Collection
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17 Apr 2018 2pm - 3:30pm

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The Tetley

Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ

This FREE event showcases books and objects from the amazing collections in art libraries in Leeds. Library and archive staff will talk about some of the most interesting items, such as artists’ books or publications, which tells a story and also gives an insight into their broader collections. There will then be a brief panel discussion and Q&A and an opportunity to view the objects.

The event ends with a tour of the exhibition The House That Heals the Soul led by curator and artist Nick Thurston. The exhibition focuses on the political and social status of libraries and brings new audiences into the gallery to read, write and publish.

  • Ann Sproat: The Henry Moore Institute
  • Bronwyn Brady & Emma Hayton: Leeds Central Art Library
  • Jayne Roberts (TBC): Leeds Art University
  • Karen Fisher & Robert O’Brien: Leeds Beckett University
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 30 min: Tour of The House that Heals the Soul Exhibition: Nick Thurston

The House that Heals the Soul exhibition: Public libraries, like public art galleries, have become some of the last remaining spaces where people can gather without expectation or requirement. As the future of libraries and their buildings becomes increasingly precarious, The House That Heals the Soul proposes the library as a site of resistance, shelter, preservation, creation and restitution. The Tetley presentation will serve as an active resource for visitors to explore the relationship between contemporary art and libraries in dynamically public ways.

To register your attendence, please book via Eventbrite.

The event is a collaboration between ARLISThe Tetley and LALIC.

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To register your attendence, please book via Eventbrite.

Wheelchair Access
The Tetley
Free
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Heritage
  • Talk
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