Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Detail from Chilean mural uncovered in Leds University Union building_photo by Emily Marriott.

Y Habrá Trabajo Para Todos ― And there will be work for all

16th February 2018, 1.00pm6.00pm

A free symposium contextualising the restoration and interpretation of a recently uncovered Chilean Mural in Leeds University Union.

January 2018



11th August 201728th January 2018

Work by Sam Belinfante, Academic Fellow in Fine Art and Curatorial Practice, is part of a Wellcome Collection exhibition touring to Sydney this summer.
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Cookbook Stories

30th November 201731st January 2018

A group of students, from the MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies course have worked with the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery to create a unique activity for 'Cooks and their Books: Collecting Cookery Books' in Leeds.
Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby. Marie standing by (?painting) the big picture of Askrigg (December 1984), © Marie Hartley Estate Image © University of Leeds.

Now Then: Peek into the Dales

7th December 20173rd March 2018

Marie Hartley (1905-2006), artist, author, photographer and social historian, spent over 75 years documenting life in The Yorkshire Dales. This exhibition showcases a selection of her artworks and books, all of which hold social, cultural and historical importance. Curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students.
A Stitch in Time_M&S Company Archive

A Stitch in Time: M&S Heritage Inspiring Clothing Today

7th December 201731st January 2018

A Stitch in Time is an exhibition at the M&S Company Archive which examines the role that heritage plays in inspiring today’s fashion. Curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students.
Yorkshire Pottery

Designing Yorkshire Pottery: for the many, not the few

7th December 20173rd March 2018

From the origins of characteristic Yorkshire creamware to the legacy of Yorkshire pottery today, immerse yourself in ceramic design. The story is told through a selection of Yorkshire Ceramics from the University of Leeds Art Collection, curated by MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies students.
Image: Francesca Anfossi

Burns Night Interactive — Private View for Francesca Anfossi's Implements for Distraction

25th January 2018, 6.00pm8.00pm

You are invited to a special Burns Night interactive, black and beige, rough and smooth, empty and filling supper experience — on the occasion of 'Implements for Distraction', an exhibition by Francesca Anfossi in our Project Space.
Image: Francesca Anfossi

Francesca Anfossi — Implements for Distraction

26th January 201817th February 2018

An new exhibition in our Project Space, hosted by the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).
Alina Szapocznikow: Human Landscapes exhibition at The Hepworth, Wakefield. Photo by Guzelian.

Paradox and Absurdity: Alina Szapocznikow and the Body in Crisis

27th January 2018, 10.30am4.45pm

A one-day conference with talks exploring Alina Szapocznikow's place in the history of twentieth-century sculpture.