The Tetley

A New Reality: Part 3

21 June – 31 August 2014

Join us on Friday 20 June from 6-8pm for the launch of A New Reality: Part 3. 

Since The Tetley opened in November 2013 our inaugural programme A New Reality has invited audiences to join us in exploring the history and future use of the former Tetley Brewery headquarters through a series of artists’ projects, exhibitions, events, residencies and a publication.

The programme explores themes of ‘labour’ (manual, industrial and immaterial), the telling of overlooked or fading histories and the cyclical process of change. The Tetley’s debut proramme aims to generate innovative contemporary art production and programming whilst raising the visibility of and developing new audiences for contemporary art in the city.

Contemporary artists have been commissioned to create new work which unpicks the fabric of the building, its history and new use. These creative reflections will present an opportunity for visitors to experience the future of contemporary art through the work of emerging artists, within an environment steeped in history.

A New Reality is characterised by several artists’ residencies and accumulative projects which showcase new work produced responsively for the specific context of The Tetley. A New Reality: Part 2 encouraged audiences and artists to question and imagine the role of a dedicated home for contemporary art in Leeds, helping to map out its future curatorial approach and lines of enquiry.

Works produced earlier in the project by Rob Kennedy, Emma Rushton & Derek Tyman also remain located around the building, and the exhibitions Down Time by Ben Cain and How to Live in a Flat by Rachel Adams.

Over the summer in A New Reality: Part 3 we welcome artists Copy, Edmund Francis, Stephen Iles, Aidan Moesby and Nous Vous who will be animating the building across the ground and first floors.

Artist’s Talk: Edmund Francis
Thursday 3 July, 6pm

Join artist Edmund Francis for this free informal artist talk, in which he will discuss his project Lease currently at The Tetely as part of A New Reality: Part 3.

Francis presents sculpture, interventions, sound and drawing which examine the idea of the manufactured object and process used in the design industry. The work employ a transformative but often subtle use of scale, materials and techniques to alter our perception of mundane and everyday things. They also present technical challenges for the artist, who shifts the mode of production form those used in mass production to the hand-crafted and manual labour of the individual.

Aidan Moesby ‘Open Studio’
4 – 12 July 2014, Daily

An opportunity to meet the artist and talk about his work in progress. Free, no need to book.

Manual Labours: Screening
Wednesday 9 July, 6pm

COPY have invited Manual Labours to present a screening as part of their research project Process / Material / Manufacture at The Tetley, which will contribute to a forthcoming publication. Manual Labours have selected films that capture the conversation of transformation of labour processes and bring in the context of the tetley from production factory to cultural museum. The screening will be followed by a discussion involving the hosts and audience.

Art / Publishing Roundtable

Saturday 19 July, 12-1.30pm

Join COPY founders Joanna Loveday and Charlotte Morgan for an informal discussion about their practice as artists, writers and publishers, drawing on issues surrounding self publishing and the published form, current debates around the presence of experimental writing in the fields of visual art, performance and literature, and the lineage of practices they trace as influences. This event is part of COPY’s residency in The Tetley’s resource space as part of A New Reality: Part 3.