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Talking Pictures Part 2

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Date: Saturday 2 May 2015

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Cost: £10 (Please book in advance - limited spaces available)

Do you have an eye for dialogue? An ear for colour? Step into the realm of BBC Radio drama and learn from the experts in this exclusive two-part event!

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Mary Cooper, who has written extensively for stage, screen and radio including seven single dramas for BBC Radio Four, will encourage participants to look closer at the figures in George Morland's paintings and bring them to life through the creation of audio drama.

Whether families, smugglers, slaves, gypsies or ladies taking tea, Morland's characters lean towards each other as if in speech. In this workshop you will have a chance to animate these scenes and to imagine what is being said. Over two Saturday workshops, you will develop a character, experiment with dialogue, write a scene and make a recording.

On April 25, Exhibition Curator, Layla Bloom, will introduce the context of Morland's work.  With guidance from Mary, participants will then choose a character from one of the pictures, explore characterisation and begin to write their own dialogue.

In Part 2 of this workshop, taking place on May 2, Mary will be joined by actor, director and voice coach, Olwen May, to explore the dialogue produced the previous week. Olwen and Mary will work with participants to rehearse and make an audio recording of the scenes.

Mary Cooper originally trained as a newspaper journalist. She now writes for stage, radio and screen, as well as writing poetry and narrative text. Her work ranges from historical dramas for BBC Radio 4 to a book of stories based on the contemporary lives of families on an estate in West Yorkshire. 

Olwen May has an extensive TV and Theatre CV.  She has just finished filming for the BBC's drama 'Happy Valley' and has appeared in 'Inspector George Gently'. Olwen was part of a long standing storyline in 'Coronation Street' playing the no-nonsense, D.S Malone. She is also regularly to be heard in BBC Radio Four drama. 

Suitable for ages 16 +

Places are limited so please book online in advance. There is a £10 fee which covers both these workshops. Please ensure that you can attend both sessions! 

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own lunch. There are a number of cafes nearby.  

For further information please contact the gallery directly by email:gallery@leeds.ac.uk  or telephone: 0113 3432778. 

Sorry We're Closed!

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery is closed

Date: Monday 4 May 2015

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: N/A

Sorry, we're closed for the bank holiday today.

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The Gallery will be open as normal from Tuesday 5 May 2015, 10am - 5pm.

Imagined Landscapes

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Date: Saturday 9 May 2015

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 13:30 - 16:00

Cost: Free event (with £5 refundable booking fee)

Join artist Alice Clayden for this family friendly, imaginative workshop! Take inspiration from the world around you to create your own landscape images with paint, print, collage and drawing!

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Drawing inspiration from our current exhibition George Morland: In the Margins, and from the landscapes around you on campus, this family friendly workshop will encourage participants to create their own personal, imagined landscape scenes. 

This informal workshop will begin with the chance to go out as a group and to explore the University's campus. Using simple drawing and observation techniques participants will be encouraged to record the world around them before moving back inside to create their own unique, large landscape pictures. The opportunity to experiment with different techniques and materials including print and collage will be open to all. And once finished, each budding artist can roll up their landscape to take home and show to family and friends!

Depending on the weather, at least 30 minutes of this workshop may be spent outside exploring so please wear something warm! Hot drinks, juice and biscuits will be available for all brave explorers before the messy part of the workshop gets underway! 

This is a free workshop open to children over the age of 6.

There are limited spaces available so please book in advance. http://imagined-landscapes.eventbrite.co.uk  A £5 refundable booking fee will be charged upon booking. This will be returned upon arrival at the event. Refunds within 48 hours of the event will not be eligible for a refund.

For further information please contact the Gallery directly by email: gallery@leeds.ac.uk  or telephone: 0113 3432778 

Booking for  this event opens on Thursday 9 April 2015, at 9am. 

Museums at Night: Peripherals | Life on the Modern Margins

George Morland, Easy Money (detail), oil on canvas. Kirklees Collection: Huddersfield Art Gallery

Date: Thursday 14 May 2015

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free Event open to all

The Performance & Cultural Industry students at the University of Leeds are proud to present an immersive evening of performance addressing the experiences of people living on the margins of society.

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Within the gallery spaces of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, students from the University's School of Performance and Cultural Industries will draw upon paintings in the current George Morland exhibition and use spoken word, physical theatre and interactive technology to challenge pre-conceived ideas of how marginalized groups are regarded in 21st century society. Inspired by working with local charities, the organisers of this event have fused real life experiences in Leeds as they see it today, alongside six artistic impressions of marginalized groups as represented by Morland at the end of the 18th century.

Morland's work and this evening's performance offer an artistic impression of the homeless; travelling communities, and other marginalized groups, that is both shocking and realistic. Get ready to challenge everyday prejudices and perceptions in a unique artistic event unlike anything you have ever experienced before!

This event has been organised to coincide with Museums at Night, which will explode into life from Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 May 2015 and Friday 30 - Saturday 31 October 2015. This biannual UK-wide festival attracts visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites who, like us, throw their doors open after hours and put on special evening events. Visit their website to find out about more events happening in Leeds and beyond. 

This is a free event, open to all.  A repeat performance will take place in the Gallery on Saturday 16 May at 2pm.

Museums At Night by Day! Peripherals: Life on the Modern Margins

George Morland, Easy Money (detail), oil on canvas. Kirklees Collection: Huddersfield Art Gallery Event icon

Date: Saturday 16 May 2015

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free Event

The Performance & Cultural Industry students at the University of Leeds are proud to present an immersive afternoon of performance addressing the experiences of people living on the margins of society

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Please note that this is a repeat event.

Within the gallery spaces of The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, students from the University's School of Performance and Cultural Industries will draw upon paintings in the current George Morland exhibition and use spoken word, physical theatre and interactive technology to challenge pre-conceived ideas of how marginalized groups are regarded in 21st century society. Inspired by working with local charities, the organisers of this event have fused real life experiences in Leeds as they see it today, alongside six artistic impressions of marginalized groups as represented by Morland at the end of the 18th century.

Morland's work and this afternoon's performance offer an artistic impression of the homeless; travelling communities, and other marginalized groups, that is both shocking and realistic. Get ready to challenge everyday prejudices and perceptions in a unique artistic event unlike anything you have ever experienced before!

This event has been organised to coincide with Museums at Night, which will explode into life from Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 May 2015 and Friday 30 - Saturday 31 October 2015. This biannual UK-wide festival attracts visitors into museums, galleries and heritage sites who, like us, throw their doors open after hours and put on special evening events. Visit their website to find out about more events happening in Leeds and beyond. 

This is a free event, open to all. For those that are not able to make this performance, there is another showing in the Gallery on Thursday 14 May 2015, from 5-7pm.

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