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Spring at The Tetley

Journal 17 Feb 2023

We’ve had a few rays of sunshine and our thoughts are turning to spring!

Join us at The Tetley over the next few months to see fantastic free art exhibitions; get creative at our range of courses and classes; or feast with us at an amazing line up of supper clubs and food and drink events.

We’re also excited to announce the artists participating in our Antibodies project, a collaboration with HH Art Spaces, Goa, supported by British Council’s India/UK Together Season of Culture.

Plus, there’s also a chance to see the four shortlisted proposals for The Tetley x Tower Works commission in a new exhibition opening at Mustard Wharf.

Find out more below!

Current exhibitions

We recently opened two new exhibitions.

The Living and the Stale is artist Samra Mayanja’s first major solo exhibition, exploring what it means to lose and be lost.

Andrew Black’s film On Clogger Lane explores the meeting points of passivity and protest, public and private, past and present, all coincident in the same patch of ancient land.

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Samra Mayanja, The Living and the Stale and Manners on the Escalator, installation view at The Tetley, 2023. Photo: Jules Lister

New public art commission

The Tetley and Legal & General are delighted to present four public art proposals for Tower Works by artists Phill Hopkins, Benaiah Matheson, Yelena Popova and Zoë Power.

Visit Mustard Wharf 3 March – 7 May to see an exhibition of the four shortlisted proposals. The selected artwork will be unveiled in summer 2023.

Illustration of the brick facade of a building
An illustration of the Tower Works site. Courtesy Legal & General

Live Art programme

The Tetley, Leeds and HH Art Spaces, Goa present 24 hours of performances as part of Antibodies, a collaborative Live Art programme that celebrates performance art and migration.

We’re delighted to announce the artists selected for the programme: Raisa Kabir, Bandu Manamperi, Hetain Patel, Amol K Patil, Joydeb Roaja, Afrah Shafiq and Nicola Singh.

Find out more about the Antibodies artists here.

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Raisa Kabir, Nil Nargis Blue. Bring in the tide with your moon..., 2019 (film still)

Get creative at our workshops and classes

Looking for a fun, slightly different activity to accompany a post-work drink? Join us for Drink & Draw!

Or, want to have a go at developing a new skill? Try one of our Botanical Watercolour Classes!

Alternatively, if you’re thinking more seriously about exploring your creativity, book onto our five-week Portrait Painting course and take home your very own oil painting.

Artist Julia Pomeroy reaches for a paintbrush in her studio with brightly coloured paintings behind her
Artist Julia Pomeroy in her studio – Julia leads our Portrait Painting course
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A work by our Drink & Draw artist Lisa-Marie Dickinson

Feast with us!

We’ve got a whole host of foodie fun coming up this spring.

Our Head Chef Jade Crawley is collaborating with sustainable suppliers Wild Harbour and Sykes House Farm to bring you to some amazing supper clubs.

We’re also hosting a Feaster Market with wood fired pizza, vegan ice cream and so much more. Plus, the fantastic Leeds Tequila Festival returns to The Tetley for a night of delicious drinks and tasty tacos.

Spring at The Tetley
Wild Harbour and Head Chef Jade Crawley present an ingredient-led five course menu that shows off the fresh and delicate flavours of the sea
Spring at The Tetley
Our supper club with Sykes House Farm butchers focuses on serving unusual cuts in delicious ways
Spring at The Tetley
Join us for our Feaster Market to discover some of the best local produce food from Leeds and Yorkshire
Spring at The Tetley
Leeds Tequila Festival returns for a night of sipping, eating and dancing

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Tetley this spring!

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