Leeds University Library

Public Art Shorts

Published Monday 9 May 2016

Dalwood sculpture on stage@leeds building

Discover public art on campus with these short lunchtime talks by experts

Come to one or more lunchtime talks that reveal the public art around the University campus on Wednesdays during May.

Public Art Short: Leading up to Lenten Cover

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:45 - 1:15pm

Cost: Free, booking advised.

In conversation with Public Art student placement Ellen Brown, hear artist Michael Lyons discussing the preparatory work leading up to his public artwork Lenten Cover.

Now on view at the Western Campus, Lenten Cover was originally made for the Serpentine Gallery's Summer Show (1979). The talk will focus on the impact of preliminary collages made by Lyons on the final structure, and will be followed by a sculpture viewing (weather permitting).

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance online.

Public Art Short: Celebrating Dalwood

Date: Wednesday 18 May 2016

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:45 - 1:15pm

Cost: Free, booking advised

Join Nicola Wray of Historic England for a short talk on this significant public artwork by Dalwood, which dates to 1961. The piece was very recently listed by Historic England with Grade II status. The work was removed from Bodington Hall, conserved and cleaned and has now been re-sited at stage@leeds.

This is a free event but places are limited so please book in advance.

Public Art Short: Textile Tour

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2016

Location: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery

Time: 12:45 - 1:15

Cost: Free

Join Nicola for a tour of some of the public art works on campus which have a particular relationship with the themes of 2016's Yorkshire Year of the Textile. Highlights of the walk will included permanent works, such as the works by William Chattaway, here through the patronage of Stanley Burton of the Burton tailoring family, plus some new temporary interventions responding to the Year of the Textile.

Free, no need to book in advance. Just meet us at the Art Gallery.