The Tetley


3 APRIL - 5 JULY 2015


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 Warboys and Sarah Kate Wilson.

This visually stunning group show brings together an exciting array of works by international artists practicing within the expanding field of painting. Exploding ideas of what painting can be, these artists work across sculpture, performance, painting and film. The exhibition includes inflatable paintings, painting machines and paintings that can be handled and reassembled by visitors.

Painting in Time consists of works that are in a state of flux: pieces will constantly evolve and in some cases only exist for the lifespan of the exhibition. New commissions sit alongside existing works reconfigured for The Tetley’s unique gallery spaces.

This exhibition acknowledges the enduring popularity of the medium and asks ‘what constitutes painting today?’


Arts Council England, Leeds City Council, Carlsberg UK, University of Leeds, Bewleys Hotel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Paint Club (University of the Arts London and the University of Leeds). With thanks to The Modern Institute, Glasgow, and Frith Street Gallery, London.


A symposium, which focuses on painting and its relationship with time, will take place at The Tetley on 4 July 2015.


Painting In Time Symposium
Saturday 4 July 2015, 11am-4pm

A discursive event with invited artists and speakers.
Tickets £5 each/ £4 members.

Paint Club
Thursday 4 June 2015 , 6-8pm

Join us for a discussion event with Catherine Ferguson, Eirini Boukla and Sarah Kate Wilson of the University of Leeds and selected Painting In Time artists.

First Thursday Curators’ tour

Thursday 7 May 2015,  6.30pm

Curators’ tour of Painting in Time with The Tetley’s Zoë Sawyer..

Painting in Time: Adult Art Course
Wednesday’s 6 – 27 May 2015, 6-8pm

Adult Art Course begins. Four-week course led by artist Anne-Marie Atkinson.
£40 per person/ £32 for members. Booking essential.

Edible Painting Event 

Thursday 30 April 2015 – 7pm

Join invited artists Rose Davey, Marianne Spurr, Zoe Williams, Ellie MacGarry, Guy Broadhurst for a fun evening of edible and drinkable artworks.

Tickets £10 each/ £8 Members. Booking essential.