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For 2023–24, The Tetley’s Associate Artists Programme (TAAP) supports the development of early career artists Emily Binks, Lisa-Marie Dickinson and Beatrice Lee Knowles.
The selected TAAP artists demonstrate a strong direction in their practice and a shared commitment to participation and education. Each will benefit from external support and recognition to develop their practices.
Discover the artists
Emily Binks is an artist, creative practitioner and educator based at The Art House, Wakefield. Binks’ works often take the form of sculpture and installations, which examine the notion of home. Binks enjoys using mixed media including discarded domestic furniture, neon and materials often associated with temporary shelter and construction.
Binks was a recipient of the Henry Moore Foundation Artist Award (2023), and previous projects include; A Room: Leeds Light Night, The Tetley (2022), Home Is, The Tetley (2022), Yorkshire Sculpture International Sculpture Network Artist (2022) and Lightpool R&D Residency (2021).
Lisa-Marie Dickinson encompasses drawing, sculpture and photography into their practice to explore the simultaneous importance and irrelevance of language throughout history and in the present day. Centring around the exploration of language in its written, spoken and gestural forms, they have a key interest in asemic writing, that is, markings that look like writing but have no meaning. They experiment with the idea that lines and marks can be language, and that language can be drawing, recognisable without adhering to the alphabet.
Recent exhibitions include Definitions of Drawing, Sunny Bank Mills (2021) and Make, which followed a two week residency at Freelands Foundation, London (2021).
Beatrice Lee Knowles
Beatrice Lee Knowles is an artist, creative workshop facilitator and play activator based in Sheffield. Knowles’ work has a sensory focus. She designs and makes resources that encourage open ended exploration and ignite creative play. This approach feeds into her outreach work delivering sculpture, mark-making and textile workshops. Her sessions focus on process, material possibilities and how people make, as opposed to the final outcome.
Most recent projects have included: Den Building at York Art Gallery, Sculpture Residency at Norfolk Community Primary School, Baby Banquet at The Tetley, Art Club at Left Bank Leeds, Under 5s Get Stuck In at Sheffield Museums and Tiny Tetley x Hamara Healthy Living Centre.