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Jewish Artists in Yorkshire

Published 16 March 2013

Detail from Jacob Kramer - The Jew (Meditation). By courtesy of the William Roberts Society

An exhibition forming part of the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the Leeds Jewish community.

17 April - 20 July 2013

Private View: Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 6-8pm

The exhibition is based around the major Jewish artists in the University of Leeds Art Collection (Jacob Kramer, Philip Naviasky, Willy Tirr) and loans from other public and private collections, including works by Joash Woodrow. Contemporary artists are also represented by Lydia Bauman, Gillian Singer and Judith Tucker.


In the press:

The Leeds Northern & Yorkshire Voice and the Leeds Art Scene blog with an interview with Curator Layla Bloom by John Cronshaw (17 April 2013) - also mentioned in Beyond Guardian Leeds

'A new exhibition in Leeds celebrates the work of Jewish artists in Yorkshire' and a video interview with Artist Gillian Singer by Sheena Hastings, Yorkshire Post (19 April 2013)


Associated events

Solomon Hart, Wedding, Solomon Hart Album, watercolour and pen on paper  © University of Leeds Special Collections
The Paradox of the Modern Jewish Artist: Talk by Dr Eva Frojmovic, School of Fine Art
Wednesday 24 April 2013 17.30 - 18.30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Still from the film ‘The Last Tribe’ directed by Simon Glass
The Last Tribe: Film Screening with an introduction by Director Simon Glass
Wednesday 1 May 2013 17:30 - 19:30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Ceramics Glazing Workshop at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery’
The Ways of Glaze: Glazing Workshop with Mark Burns Cassell
Saturday 11 May 2013 13:30 - 16:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Amy Hirst’s sand installation
Future Proof: Amy Hirst’s Interactive Installation
Friday 17 May 2013 17:00 - 18:30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Sir William Rothenstein in 1890
'Crossing the Threshold: The Jewish and Yorkshire Identities of William Rothenstein/ Talk by Samuel Shaw
Wednesday 22 May 2013 17:30 - 18:30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Gillian Singer (b. 1954): Untitled (detail),1996, wood, mesh, pulped paper, plaster and photographic emulsion
Write Me a Picture: Creative Writing Workshop with Suzannah Evans
Saturday 25 May 2013 13:30 - 16:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Anthony Clavane, Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? The Story of English Football’s Forgotten Tribe, Quercus, 2012
Photograph of Gerry Turvey and Philip Naviasky, Street Scene, Staithes, oil on canvas, Private Collection, Yorkshire  © Estate of the Artist
Live and Alive: Gerry Turvey’s Dance workshop with Live Music by Daniel Weaver
Saturday 8 June 2013 13:30 - 16:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Still from the film ‘The Last Tribe’ directed by Simon Glass
The Last Tribe: Film Screening with an Introduction by Editor and Cinematographer Stefan Fairlamb
Saturday 15 June 2013 15:00 - 16:30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Detail from: Roger Elliot Fry, Portrait of Nina Hamnett, 1917, oil on canvas. Purchased by the University of Leeds in 1965
The Gallery in Stitches: Textiles Workshop with Hayley McColl
Saturday 29 June 2013 14:00 - 16:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Joash Woodrow, City Centre, Leeds (c. 1980), oil on board, 108 Fine Art, Harrogate
Joash Woodrow’s Life and Art: Andrew Stewart in Conversation with Christopher P. Wood
Thursday 11 July 2013 17:30 - 18:30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Gillian Singer (b. 1954): Untitled (detail),1996, wood, mesh, pulped paper, plaster and photographic emulsion
My Life on a Plate: Artist Workshop on Identity and Memory with Gillian Singer
Saturday 13 July 2013 13:30 - 16:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
– Tantz performing at the opening of the ‘Jewish Artists in Yorkshire’ exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Tantz!: Klezmer Concert in the Parkinson Court
Saturday 20 July 2013 14:30 - 15:30
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery