The Tetley

Refinding: Jessie Flood-Paddock with Kenneth Armitage

6 MAY - 30 JULY 2017

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.

Join the conversation online using #Refinding

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.


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.

See an interview with artist Jessie Flood-Paddock and the themes and ideas behind her show. Trailer by Jules Lister.

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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.