Leeds Art Gallery will mark 130 years since opening on 3rd October with some new exciting displays. To celebrate the occasion the gallery will be playing host to a revelatory exhibition featuring the distinctive abstract style of Bradford-born Francis Butterfield.
Butterfield pursued his innovative creativity thanks to the encouragement of Sir Michael Sadler, the leading art collector and educator at Bradford Art School, and became a full-time artist. He developed a quirky and memorable style which caused him to become somewhat of a rising star, creating abstract pieces by incorporating materials such as string and sand that reflected his early career as a wool stapler.
Turner Prize winner, Mark Wallinger will also feature, bringing the gallery to life with his slowed video-projection, Threshold to the Kingdom. The slow-motion film captures passengers coming through the arrivals gate at London City Airport, as individuals and groups, accompanied by the soundtrack of Allegri’s Miserere. The 11-minute long footage is both beautiful and moving, witnessing affectionate greetings for some, while others pass across the camera’s path disappearing in a ghostly dissolving fashion.
The two temporary shows will be hosted until 13th January 2019 and all the exhibitions are free.
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Sun 12pm – 4pm
Closed on bank holidays.
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