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Published 15 May 2015

Juliet MacDonald, In and Out, 2015. ©The Artist

A display of artwork created in response to First World War archive material, by Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Juliet MacDonald.

Monday 22 June - Saturday 22 August 2015 

As Leverhulme Artist in Residence with Legacies of War at the University of Leeds, Juliet MacDonald has been exploring the Liddle Collection, held at the Brotherton Library since September 2014. This internationally-recognised collection includes diaries, letters, official documents, sketchbooks and other items of personal significance as well as interviews from the war years.

This display at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will offer the chance to see a selection of items from this unique Collection which will be presented alongside artworks (drawings and moving image) that MacDonald has made in direct response to the archive during the period of her residency.

An opening reception to celebrate MacDonald's residency and her creative output, will take place at the Gallery on Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 5-7pm.

Juliet MacDonald's work has been exhibited and published in the UK and internationally. Previous residencies have taken place at Drawing Spaces in Lisbon, 2008, and Meantime in Cheltenham, 2012. At PSL in Leeds, she occupied The Drawing Shed in 2010. Her drawings are included in INDA 6: International Drawing Annual. In 2014, she took part in the three-person show trace.[instructions for mapping space] at Huddersfield Art Gallery, and Drawology at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry. 

Legacies of War at the University of Leeds is a First World War Centenary project for 2014-2018. The project will work with people and organisations in Leeds, the UK and internationally to explore the legacy of the First World War. For more information, see the About Us page, or email them directly at legaciesofwar@leeds.ac.uk

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Associated events

Juliet MacDonald, In and Out, 2015. ©The Artist
Opening Reception: Inhalation
Tuesday 23 June 2015 17:00 - 19:00
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery