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20th INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS’ BOOK FAIR 2017

Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 March 2017, 10am - 5pm daily

The longest running artists’ book fair outside of London celebrates its 20th anniversary. Throughout its history the Fair has attracted national and international participation and welcomed thousands of visitors from across the UK. Held at The Tetley since 2014 co-curated …

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Artists’ Research Centre Fellowship

NOVEMBER 2016 - MARCH 2017

As part of a new collaboration between the Artists’ Research Centre (ARC), The Tetley and the University of Leeds, artist Corin Sworn has been awarded the first ARC Fellowship focusing on ideas of performance, politics and popular culture. Running from …

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The Scientific Method

22 October 2016 - 22 January 2017

LECTURE, DIALOGUE, DEMONSTRATION Join us for the launch on Friday 21 October 2016 6-8PM, FREE How do we make sense of today’s information overload, from post-truth politics to mind-boggling quantum physics and neuroscience? The Scientific Method shows how artists have …

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CORRIDOR8 ART WRITER-IN RESIDENCE: ABI MITCHELL

5 SEPTEMBER – 31 OCTOBER 2016

In partnership with online writing platform Corridor8, The Tetley is hosting an art writing residency for an early career writer during Autumn 2016. This residency has been created to encourage critical and creative forms of art writing which connect contemporary …

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The Tetley’s Third Birthday

Wednesday 30 November, from 6pm

SPONSORED BY APPLETON ESTATE Come and celebrate our third birthday! The evening will include a performance by Corin Sworn and Cara Tolmie and speeches by Arts Council England’s Director of Yorkshire, Michelle Dickson and Chair of The Tetley’s board, Gerald …

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C8 ART WRITING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER, 2-5PM

This discursive event will explore the creative dimensions of art writing today, with presentations by writers Colin Perry, Sally O’Reilly and The Tetley’s writer-in-residence Abi Mitchell. A panel discussion and Q&A will cover a number of topics crucial to publishing …

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STASS PARASKOS: LOVERS & ROMANCES

22 July - 9 October 2016

Join us on Thursday 21 July for the Launch from 6-8PM – Free, all welcome. Bringing together a collection of paintings by Cypriot artist Stass Paraskos, this exhibition hinges around ‘Lovers & Romances’ an exhibition that was the subject of …

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JONATHAN TRAYTE: POLYCULTURE

22 July - 9 October 2016

Join us for the launch on Thursday 21 July from 6-8PM. Free, all welcome In his first solo show in a public gallery in the UK, London-based sculptor Jonathan Trayte presents a variety of recent works especially made and selected …

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Leeds Den Building Festival

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 Sept 2016

The acclaimed Leeds Den Building Festival is BACK for its third year – and bigger than ever. Join 100s of other families and groups from across the city and beyond and build your dream den. Get creative and create a …

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No Quiet Place

Friday 29 April – Sunday 10 July

CURATED BY ZOË SAWYER AKEELAH BERTRAM, CLARE CHARNLEY + PATRICIA AZEVEDO, PAUL ELLIMAN, LAWRENCE ABU HAMDAN, HANNE LIPPARD, ANNE WALSH + CHRIS KUBICK Join us for the launch of No Quiet Place Thursday 28 April 6pm – 8pm. Free, all …

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Photographs from the Brewery Archive

March 2016 - July 2016

In the Bar & Kitchen Selected by Craig Atkinson We invited Craig Atkinson of Café Royal Books to look through the photographs in the Tetley Brewery Archive. His selection, shown in the Bar & Kitchen, documented the boom era of …

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Bringing the Outside – Pyramid of Arts

10 - 23 June 2016

A exhibition by Pyramid of Arts Ribblehead group and artists Alison Andrews and Matthew Bellwood, responding to the local area around The Tetley and sharing ideas about journeys. The project is part of the 2016 Beyond Festival of learning disability …

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PICTURE BOOK: CO-CURATED WITH PAGES

22 January - 17 APRIL 2016

FEATURING: CRAIG ATKINSON, CHRISTIAN BARNES, DAVID BARTON, NOUS VOUS, LANDFILL EDITIONS There is a long tradition of artists employing the crafts and technologies of mainstream publishing to create books which either document their practice or serve as artworks in their …

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ROGER PALMER: WINTER GARDEN

22 JANUARY - 17 APRIL 2016

In the depths of a northern hemisphere winter, Roger Palmer’s project, Winter Garden, temporarily transforms the Tetley’s 1930s atrium interior with a larger than life-size mural of a tropical palm tree recalling the botanical gardens of the colonial era. Appropriating …

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19th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair

SAT 5 & SUN 6 MARCH 2016

SATURDAY 5 MARCH 2016, 11AM-6PM SUNDAY 6 MARCH 2016, 11AM-4PM FREE Now in its 19th year, the Leeds’ International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair shows artists’ books by over 50 selected artists, collectives and independent publishers from across the country. Over …

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The Borrowers: Part ONE

8 OCTOBER 2015 – 31 JANUARY 2016

GUEST-CURATED BY KARL RUSSELL VICKERS AND EMMA HARDAKER Dan Beesley, Jenna Coulthard, Emma Hardaker, Benn Jackson, Hannah Stacey and Karl Russell Vickers This two-part exhibition in the Bar & Kitchen explores the broader applications of collage within varying contemporary art …

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The Feast Wagon

7 OCTOBER 2015 – 10 JANUARY 2016

CURATED BY KERRY HARKER, ZOË SAWYER AND IRFAN SHAH SIMEON BARCLAY, DELAINE LE BAS, LUBAINA HIMID AND SUSAN WALSH Join us for the launch on Thursday 8 October 4-6PM. All welcome In a series of new commissions, the exhibition explores …

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The Learning Studio Commission

BY SEIKO KINOSHITA AND JOHN THATCHER

A NEW COMMISSION FOR THE LEARNING STUDIO Participation sits at the heart of The Tetley’s ethos as a centre of contemporary art and learning. A dedicated Learning Studio is an essential feature of The Tetley – a space that hosts …

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The Tetley Resource Space Commission

by Natalie Finnemore

Untitled (arrange, stack, utilise, relax), 2013.  Produced in collaboration with Ben Lyon, one half of LYON & LYON. Sheffield-based artist Natalie Finnemore worked in collaboration with The Tetley’s curatorial team to produce a set purpose-built modular furniture incorporating bookshelves, work surfaces, …

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THANKS FOR LISTENING (2015): JUKE BOX WITH 70 SONGS

9 OCTOBER 2015 – 10 JANUARY 2016

SUSAN HILLER A long-term counter-finance strategy in collaboration with Jubilee Debt Campaign The Tetley are a host venue for an artwork by artist Susan Hiller as part of British Art Show 8. Thanks for Listening is artist Susan Hiller’s contribution …

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THINK.PLAY.DO.

16 JULY – 27 SEPTEMBER

SIMON AND TOM BLOOR, CONWAY AND YOUNG, NATALIE FINNEMORE, MATTHEW HOULDING, NILS NORMAN, STUDIO POLPO Join us for the launch on Wednesday 15 July from 6-8pm. Free, all welcome This exhibition launches our ambition to commission a play sculpture for …

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LUCY BEECH: ME AND MINE

16 JULY – 27 SEPTEMBER

Join us for the launch on Wednesday 15 July, 6-8PM. Free, all welcome. Me and Mine is artist Lucy Beech’s first major solo exhibition in the UK. Focused on the ways in which women construct and sustain communities, the work …

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Tim Etchells: Where The Heart Is

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Launched 23 July 2014 Project Space Leeds has project managed a new public art work by Tim Etchells for property developer Rushbond. WHERE THE HEART IS is a neon work sitting just beneath the roofline of the Algernon Firth Building, Leeds. It …

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…what happens next?

2 - 12 July 2015

This exhibition is of work by Year 10 GCSE art students from Cockburn High School in South Leeds, inspired by their engagement with the Painting in Time exhibition at The Tetley. Through a process of experimentation and trial and error, …

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PAINTING IN TIME

3 APRIL - 5 JULY 2015

CO-CURATED BY SARAH KATE WILSON Join us for the launch on Thursday 2 April, 6-8PM, free, all welcome. Exhibiting artists include Polly Apfelbaum, Claire Ashley, Kristina Buch, Kate Hawkins, Robert Chase Heishman and Megan Schvaneveldt, Natasha Kidd, Rob Leech, Lisa Milroy, Yoko Ono, Hayley Tompkins, Jessica …

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The 2015 Tetley’s Collection

12 March - 10 May 2015

CONWAY AND YOUNG, MELISSA BURN, ALEX FARRAR (WINNER), HONDARTZA FRAGA, LESLEY GUY, ROB KENNEDY, AIDAN MOESBY, ANNA PEAKER, ALEX SICKLING, KARL VICKERS The Tetley and Tetley’s ale present The 2015 Tetley’s Collection, a new artist’s commission that celebrates the organisations’ …

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Collections and Collaborations

7-22 March 2015

Curated projects and events programme complementing the annual International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair. GALLERY 1 HEXOPOLIS by Katya Robin HEXOPOLIS is an on-going research and participatory art project led by Katya Robin about hexagons in public spaces. The collection seeks …

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Jerwood Drawing Prize 2014

16 January - 1 March 2015

Join us for the exhibition launch on Thursday 15 January from 6-8pm. Free, all welcome. The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK. Selected from original drawings, the Prize champions …

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Portraits of Emotions

16 January - 1 March 2015

PAUL DIGBY Join us for the exhibition launch on Thursday 15 January from 6-8pm. Free entry, all welcome. This exhibition of large-scale paintings by Leeds-based artist Paul Digby portrays people enacting the emotion of joy. Participants were photographed and the …

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Some Women, Other Women and all the Bittermen

14 November 2014 – 9 January 2015

REHANA ZAMAN Join us for the launch on Thursday 13 November, 6-8pm. Refreshments served, all welcome. The Tetley presents the premiere of Some Women, Other Women and all the Bittermen, a new multi-channel video by Rehana Zaman that considers the …

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Educating Damien*

14 NOVEMBER 2014 - 9 JANUARY 2015

*and Others. Join us for the launch on Thursday 13 November, 6-8pm. Refreshments served, all welcome. During the academic year 1983-84, Glyn Thompson was teaching on the Foundation Course at Jacob Kramer College in Leeds. His students on the compulsory …

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20TH ANNIVERSARY CHILDREN’S CHARITY CALENDAR EXHIBITION

7 - 16 November 2014

For 20 years, Leeds law firm Walker Morris LLP has run an award-winning annual Children’s Calendar Painting Competition. Open to school children, aged 4-11 across the Yorkshire, Humber and North East Lincolnshire regions, the Competition encourages young artists to paint …

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Concerning the Bodyguard

12 September - 2 November 2014

CO-CURATED BY LAURA MORRISON Benjamin Orlow, Amir Chasson, Sidsel Christensen, James Iveson, Nina Wakeford, Daniel Lichtman, Evariste Maïga, Jessica Tsang, Matthew McQuillan, Warren McLachlan, Laura Morrison, JL Murtaugh, Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh, Nathan Witt and Alison Ballance “Can the bodyguard adduce …

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Nous Vous: A Watery Line

19 July – 31 August 2014

A Watery Line, residency and exhibition is produced as part of A New Reality: Part 3. Over the last two weeks in July, Nous Vous will transform The Tetley into a ‘live’ work/exhibition space open to everyone. Nous Vous will exhibit …

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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 …

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Stephen Iles: Between Space

21 June – 31 August 2014

The Between Space project is produced as part of A New Reality: Part 3. Iles made frequent visits to photograph The Tetley during its conversion from an office block to a place for contemporary art. This exhibition of his new …

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Aidan Moesby: NO TIME FOR NOSTALGIA

May – August 2014

No Time For Nostalgia, residency was produced as part of A New Reality: Part 3. Over the course of a three-month production residency with some open studio dates from 9 – 13 July, the artist explored and responded to the …

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Copy: Resource Space

21 June – 27 July 2014

During their guest-curated Resource Space project at The Tetley, artist/publishers COPY will present a number of events and an evolving selection of research materials that contribute to the development of a new publication. Exploring documents, works and ideas surrounding the …

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Edmund Francis: Lease

21 June - 16 July 2014

Edmund 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 …

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A New Reality: Part 2

11 April - 15 June 2014

A New Reality is The Tetley’s inaugural programme spread over a nine-month period. 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 …

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Ben Cain: Down Time

11 April – 15 June 2014

As part of A New Reality: Part 2, this exhibition of new sculpture, film and performance works explores ideas around what ‘work’ is, or has become, utilising work-related paraphernalia from the past. In moments of ‘down-time’ energy-generating systems produce excess energy that is …

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Rachel Adams: How to Live in a Flat

12 May - 15 June 2014

Expanding upon her interest in modernist furniture design, the artist shows a series of new sculptural works which examine the motifs and contradictions of the highly functional furniture design of the 1930s, the era from which The Tetley building dates. …

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Rob Kennedy: Do actors speak louder than words?

10 April - 15 June 2014

During his production residency between 10 April – 4 May 2014, Kennedy invited audiences into an informal conversation about how the visiting public use cultural establishments like The Tetley. Those conversations  influenced the artist’s interventions into spaces throughout the building. …

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Skittish: Lisa Watts & Samara Scott

21 March - 4 May 2014

The third and final part of a touring project by Sheffield-based artist and academic Lisa Watts, Skittish was jointly produced by Spacex (Exeter), Vane (Newcastle) and The Tetley. The project aims to demonstrate links between Live Art and contemporary visual art and …

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A New Reality: Part 1

November 2013 - March 2014

Opening on 29th November 2013, The Tetley’s inaugural programme A New Reality invites audiences to join artists in unraveling the history and future use of the former Tetley Brewery headquarters through a series of artist projects, exhibitions, events and residencies. Part …

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The Reversing Machine

Simon Lewandowski & Sam Belinfante

25 January – 2 March 2014 The Reversing Machine was an exhibition designed by artists Sam Belinfante and Simon Lewandowski. At the exhibition’s core is the machine itself; a self-reversing mechanical power source*.  Any object attached will turn at a steady …

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Smooth Flow

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11 January – 2 March 2014 Smooth Flow was an exhibition of new works exploring the social history of production and manufacture at Tetley’s Brewery. The exhibition, developed on site over a 5 week ‘open studio’ residency, sits somewhere between …

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Fear of the Surplus

29 November 2013 – 12 January 2014

by Emma Rushton & Derek Tyman Building on a previous project entitled The Good Life, Manchester-based Rushton & Tyman presented Fear of the Surplus, a series of public discussions which took place on a purpose-built stage located within The Tetley’s Auditorium Gallery. Rushton & Tyman’s hand …

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