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Eleanor Clare & Dilan Marsh - The Travels of the Toucher

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20 Nov 2015 - 29 Nov 2015

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Assembly House

44 Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2PL

Assembly house presents "The Travels of the Toucher" an exhibition of new work by Eleanor Clare & Dilan Marsh.

Opening Friday 20th November from 6pm-9pm
Then open from 1-4pm on the 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th November. Open during the intervening week by appointment.

"With cardboard boxes over their heads, and two holes punched out for their arms, they began with wet clay, and without any other idea than to see what came by handling it. What they arrived at was not a sculpture, but a way to begin. The forms were destroyed and remodelled - the possibility to reform them was always there. It was a way to get to the thing.

On a wet and windy day, they journeyed out to Tigh na Cailleach, home of the Old Woman of the Glen, just before she withdrew into her shelter for the winter. They were not sure what they might find, or what to do when they got there. They were walking a path that had been walked for thousands of years. They were looking for the very beginnings of meaning and making: to connect thousands of years ago with today. They wanted to find it, but when they found it, they didn't know what to do next. Not there at the shrine, nor in the studio with the clay."

Eleanor Clare & Dilan Marsh are contemporary Britsh artists living and working in Norway, who recently completed residencies at Yorkshire Sculture Park and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

This project is part of the About Time contemporary art programme and has been supported by The Arts Council of Norway, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

We are based in Armley on the junction of Canal Road and Pickering Street, just up the road from Armely Mills. Walking from the City Centre takes about 30 minutes along the Canal Path or Kirkstall Road.

The number 5 bus service runs directly past the studio and can be caught from Leeds Train Station, Kirkgate and Wellington Street.

Taxis from the City Centre & Hyde Park cost around £5.

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