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In pictures: Our Community Takeover
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In pictures: Our Community Takeover

Journal 7 Jan 2024

Throughout November and December 2023, The Tetley opened its doors for Our Community Takeover, a joyous programme of gallery takeovers, performances and events by our many friends from across the city.

Together, we celebrated the principles, partnerships and connections that The Tetley has fostered through our participation programme over the last ten years.

Take a look at photographs from this final programme in our iconic building, before we began working offsite in 2024.

Baby Week Leeds, Tue 14 – Sun 19 Nov

In pictures: Our Community Takeover
Beatrice Lee Knowles, ‘Don’t Play With Your Food’, 2023. Installation view at The Tetley. Photos: Emily Edwards
In pictures: Our Community Takeover

Baby Week Leeds took over The Tetley with gigantic messy play installations, a parent-and-baby pub quiz, baby friendly artworks and much more.

Beatrice Lee Knowles presented a large-scale messy play and food artwork in the Atrium, co-commissioned by The Tetley and LEEDS 2023.

In pictures: Our Community Takeover
Feed project as part of Baby Week at The Tetley. Photo: Fiona Finchett

Le Ver Troyen, Wed 22 Nov

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Leeds Beckett University Fine Art Students performance: Le Ver Troyen, 2023. Photo: Nick Singleton

Leeds Beckett University Fine Art Students presented Le Ver Troyen, a wearable, expandable sculpture animated by twenty performers.

Hibiscus Rising: A Free Activity Day, Sat 25 Nov

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Hibiscus Rising: A Free Activity Day marking the launch of ‘Hibiscus Rising’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. Courtesy the artist, LEEDS 2023, the David Oluwale Memorial Association and Leeds City Council. Photo: David Lindsay

This day of free activities marked the launch of Hibiscus Rising, a major permanent public artwork by world-renowned artist Yinka Shonibare CBE RA.

In pictures: Our Community Takeover
Hibiscus Rising: A Free Activity Day marking the launch of ‘Hibiscus Rising’ by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA. Courtesy the artist, LEEDS 2023, the David Oluwale Memorial Association and Leeds City Council. Photo: David Lindsay

fold.fall.nest., Sat 9 & Sun 10 Dec

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Rehearsals from Susan Sentler and NSCD MA Interdisciplinary Dance Performance, fold.fall.nest., 2023. Photo: Elly Welford

Working with students from Northern School of Contemporary Dance, choreographer Susan Sentler and her collaborator Theo Clinkard presented a durational performance installation that blended movement scores, text, audio, images and soft sculptures.

Epic Domestic, Wed 13 – Sun 17 Dec

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Bobby Baker, Practising Propaganda Party, 2023. Photos: Jules Lister

Artist Bobby Baker’s Practising Propaganda Party comprised of a series of workshops exploring and challenging gender injustice. Part of the artist’s EPIC DOMESTIC project, the aftermath of the party remained open as an installation.

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Bobby Baker, Practising Propaganda Party, 2023. Photos: Jules Lister