The Tetley

Refinding: Jessie Flood-Paddock with Kenneth Armitage

6 MAY - 30 JULY 2017

Join us for the launch on Friday 5 May from 6-8pm, FREE

Our summer exhibition Refinding, brings together new and recent works by London-based artist Jessie Flood-Paddock, with the Oak Tree series of sculptures, drawings and prints by the celebrated 20th century sculptor, the late Kenneth Armitage.

In 2013, Flood-Paddock was awarded the Kenneth Armitage Fellowship, which enabled her to live and work in Armitage’s studio for two years. During her residency, Flood-Paddock was struck by Armitage’s work on oak trees produced between 1975 and 1986. Refinding brings this series together with existing and new work by Flood-Paddock, marking the 101st anniversary of Armitage’s birth and Flood-Paddock’s first exhibition in Leeds.

Flood-Paddock’s work has often been organised into sculptural environments, through which the viewer is invited to find their own path. Refinding features a significant new commission that fills The Tetley’s Leeds Beckett Atrium.

Refinding forms part of the Armitage Centenary programme in his home city, which also includes the exhibition Kenneth Armitage: Sculpture and Drawing of the l950s at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery (until l5 July).

A catalogue accompanying the exhibition will be published in June.

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Artists’ Edition

Artist Jessie Flood-Paddock has produced a Limited Edition print Lion Vasa available to purchase from The Tetley’s shop. Visit our shop here.


Exhibition Launch
Friday 5 May, 6pm-8pm, FREE

Jessie Flood-Paddock In Conversation with Lisa Le Feuvre
Saturday 6 May, 2pm, FREE

Join the artist Jessie Flood-Paddock and Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Lisa Le Feuvre for an in conversation about Jessie’s work and the current exhibition.

Refinding catalogue launch
Saturday 3 June, 2pm, FREE

Join artist Jessie Flood-Paddock and Ann Elliott, curator and trustee of the Kenneth Armitage Foundation, to celebrate the launch of a catalogue on the current exhibition.

Pavilion presents Leeds Art Walk
Wednesday 7 June 5.30 pm, FREE

Starting at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, join a walking tour of the two Armitage exhibitions and the monumental sculptures by Kenneth Armitage in the city.
The Leeds Art Walk is a monthly tour of exhibitions in Leeds programmed by Pavilion.

The Pyramid View on Refinding
Wednesday 19 July 2017 6pm, FREE

Join Pyramid of Arts’ Eden Group for a guided tour and view their work made in response to the exhibition. The Eden Group is a collective of 16 artists with and without learning disabilities, who work together to produce collaborative pieces of work and joint exhibitions. Supported by Leeds Inspired.

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This exhibition is supported by Kenneth Armitage Foundation and Carl Freedman Gallery. Jessie Flood-Paddock’s new commission is supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and The Elephant Trust. With thanks to With thanks to Brian Fell and Civic Engineers.