We’re excited to be going to the Tetley on Monday 15th January to get a tour of the latest exhibition. Come and join us!
The latest show at the Tetley, “Your Consequences Have Actions” by artits Saelia Aparicio, also features work from six female artists from the Musgrave Kinley Collection.
Victor Musgrave and Monika Kinley began collecting ‘Outsider Art’ in 1981. Musgrave and Kinley chose to collect artwork that they felt was genuinely original, intuitive and made by artists outside the mainstream system of art education and galleries, including artists with mental and physical disabilities. They collected work by celebrated artists, such as Henry Darger and Adolf Wölfli, and also sought out new artists to bring to international attention. The collection comprises of over 800 works, including sculpture, painting and drawing by artists from across the world. Intended as a public collection from the beginning, the collection was donated in its entirety to the Whitworth, The University of Manchester in 2010
“Saelia Aparicio has been very inspired by Judith Scott, one of the artists in the collection,”said Bryony Bond, artistic director of the Tetley. The ‘outsider’ art on show includes sculptures by Marie-Rose Lortet and Judith Scott, and drawings by Aloise Corbaz, Madge Gill, Lee Godie and Martha Grunenwaldt.
We’ll be joining Bryony for a tour of the work at 11am, followed by coffee and tea.
Arts & Minds Tetley Tour
15th January 2018, 11am – 1pm
The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds.
The festive season is over and everything is starting to return to normal. We hope you enjoy the following poem. It was written in response to artwork at Leeds Art Gallery, which re-opened in October after a refurbishment. Thanks Peter for allowing us to share it.
In colours multiple and in black and white
(reference: Brightly lit stag chair, Joseph Beuys 1957-71 and Xanadu, Lothar Götz 2017)
I sit and stare at you
imaged in black and white
as person and as chair
which are you?
are your wedges
of multi-coloured monochrome
paint or lining paper?
who are you?
yet your figure is clear
with two human-like legs
but how do you not fall over?
what are you?
I cannot take you in
all in one view
you hide from me
why do you conceal yourself?
if I could lean
on your arm
and rest on your comfortable lap
perhaps I’d know you
as you peek out exuberantly
from behind the Doric pillars
and plaster scrolls
of Leeds Art Gallery.
Peter McDonagh, December 2017, Leeds.
There are several new artists showing work in our Gallery.
Check them out by clicking here:
And you too could show your work! The aim is to show the amazing breadth and talent of artists in Leeds who are members of Arts & Minds. If you’d like your work to feature, please contact us.
Instrumental is a monthly gig night at Inkwell Arts, run by Cloth Cat, Dave Lynch (an Arts & Minds member) and Inkwell.
Every month the team select the best local music acts to perform in the beautiful space. All the proceeds from the door go to paying for music projects in mental health services in Leeds.
For all the latest information on which acts are playing, please check out the Cloth Cat Facebook Page.
Inkwell is a beautiful arts centre converted from the Old Shoulder of Mutton Pub in LS7. The main gallery space is converted into an evening venue with fairy lights, fully functioning bar and ample seating. Audiences can enjoy music close up or from the comfort of the lovely large patio. The bar is stocked with local real ale and other tasty treats and bar snacks.
Where the money goes
All the money from the door goes to paying for art workshops at in-patient mental health hospitals in Leeds, reaching people in serious need of a dose of creativity. A series of music workshops recently occurred at the Newsam Centre in Seacroft. Money made on the bar helps Inkwell keep going as an arts venue, providing art classes and other creative activities and a safe welcoming space for people experiencing mental health difficulties to flourish.
Instrumental is a collaboration between Arts & Minds and Cloth Cat. It started in 2011 when Dave Lynch had an idea for ‘one big gig’. Since then, Instrumental have put on gigs at the Swarthmore Centre, at Leeds University and at Oxjam, busked in Trinity Shopping Centre, run song writing workshops and hosted a mini music festival! The partnership with Inkwell has run for 2 years.
A huge range of Leeds-based acts play at Instrumental: from singer songwriters to well established bands. Some recent highlights include The Roman Empire, Steph Stephenson, Miranda Arieh, Dylan Brierley, Georgette Hilton and Eclectic Sparks. At every gig we try to feature performers who have had personal experience of mental health issues. We are always looking for acts! If you want to perform please email email@example.com