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New Writing with New Contemporaries - Live performances by Emerging Artists

New Writing with New Contemporaries - Live performances by Emerging Artists
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9 Nov 2019 10am - 5pm

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Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AA

A day long series of live performances by emerging visual artists working with text and writing to coincide with the New Contemporaries 2019 exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.

New Contemporaries are presenting a number of live performances with emerging visual artists who work with writing, literature and spoken word. From a shortlist generated by a prestigious group of nominators including Maria Fusco, Katrina Palmer, Bedwyr Williams and New Contemporaries alumni Harold Offeh and Heather Phillipson, six emerging artists from across the UK have will participate: Jude Browning, Lucy Rose Cunningham, Freya Dooley, Malachy Harvey, Leo Hermitt and Ruby Lewis.

The selected artists will receive mentoring sessions to develop new works which they will then showcase through public performances at New Contemporaries 2019 exhibition partner venue, Leeds Art Gallery on Saturday 9th November.

This programme aims to develop a new model for supporting and publicly presenting experimental writing by talented emerging artists from across the UK. New Writing with New Contemporaries, developed in collaboration with Yorkshire-based artist Nick Thurston and art writing platform Corridor8. The programme forms part of New Contemporaries 70th anniversary celebrations with new innovative activity across the year.

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Image Info: Freya Dooley, The Host, 2019

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During this period of social distancing and lockdown due to Coronavirus we advise that you check directly with the organiser of this event that it is going ahead as publicised.

See here for more details and booking details and information on the selected artists:  

  • Wheelchair access

A large proportion of the Art Gallery is fully accessible. Please contact the venue for full information 0113 245 8256.

  • Wheelchair access
  • Literature
  • Performance
  • Spoken Word
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