Leeds University Library

Celebrate the new Public Art Trail with lunchtime talks

Published Friday 3 July 2015

Photograph of sculpture: Levitating Woman "The Dreamer" by Quentin Bell

We are celebrating the launch of the new Public Art Trail with a series of lunchtime talks focusing on individual sculptures on campus.

Artists Talks

Michael Lyons' Lenten Cover (1979)

Sculptor Michael Lyons in conversation with student, Sarah Ledjmi.

  • Wednesday 8 July, 12.45-1.15pm
    Meet outside the M&S Archive

David Mayne's Greener Living Spaces

Learn about local artist David Mayne's sculpture, made from sustainable materials.

  • Wednesday 12 August, 12.45-1.00pm
    Meet at the Marks & Spencer Archive

Artists Talk: Lorna Green's Meet, Sit and Talk (1995) & Conversation (1999)

Join artist Lorna Green and poet Helen Mort for this final lunchtime talk and reading to celebrate public art on campus at Leeds.

  • Wednesday 19 August, 12.30-1.30pm
    Meet at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Public Art Shorts!

Austin Wright's Limbo (1958)

Join lecturer and art historian, Mark Westgarth as we explore the history of Wright's Limbo; and hear poet Linda France's response to this work. For those who can attend, two further campus art works will also be visited and discussed.

  • Wednesday 15 July, 12.45pm
    Meet at the Baines Wing Café

William Chattaway's Walking Figure (1989) & Hermes (1958)

Join our own Public Art Project Officer Professor Ann Sumner and student Sarah Ledjmi to discuss Chattaway's striking sculptures.

  • Wednesday 22 July, 12.45-1.00pm
    Meet in Parkinson Court, just outside the Gallery

Quentin Bell's The Dreamer (1982)

Professor Ann Sumner and poet Helen Mort discuss one of the most popular art works on campus.

  • Wednesday 29 July, 12.45-1.00pm
    Meet at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Keith Wilson's Sign for Art (Stelae 2014)

Learn about the process of commissioning public art works, with Gallery Curator Layla Bloom.

  • Wednesday 5 August, 12.45-1.00pm
    Meet at Beech Grove Plaza

In the event of wet weather, talks will take place in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery. All events are free and open to all.

For further information about these events or any other events at the Gallery, please contact the Gallery.

Can't make a talk?

You can browse our public art online or find out more about public art on campus.