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Please check out our recommendations ranging from big to niche happenings. Please be aware this a selection of what’s on in Leeds not a definitive event list...

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Karolina Larusdottir: Print Exhibition

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
For the past 20 years Leeds has been proud to display a collection of etchings by renowned printmaker Karolina Larusdottir....

Every picture tells a story

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Head to Sunny Bank Mills to see Every Picture Tells a Story. The show will mark the 50th exhibition in the Sunny Bank Mills Gallery and continues until 6th January 2019.

Festive Wreath Making

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Learn the art of festive wreath making with floral designer, Lizzie Simpson in the stunning setting of Left Bank Leeds.

Sunny Bank Mills Christmas Art and Makers Market

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
On Saturday 1st December historic Sunny Bank Mills will host a Christmas Art and Makers Market in the atmospheric former Old Woollen...

Kitty Oakley – Acting Suspiciously

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Kitty Oakley's exhibition Acting Suspiciously is inspired by her life experiences and who she has encountered and has mastered her art by learning to watch the people around her very carefully...
Exhibition artwork by Modes of Expression

Playing by Eye: Modes of Expression

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Modes of Expression take their trademark, playful approach on a journey into new dimensions of mixed-media making in this one-of-a-kind, site-specific exhibition.
Girl Gang Leeds

Girl Gang Leeds Festive Arts Market

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Girl Gang Leeds' biggest art market yet - and just in time for Christmas!
Encounters performance Yorkshire Dance

Encounters

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Yorkshire Dance is building a community of activists – from all walks of life – around performances addressing some of the big questions of our age.
Jack Otway Exhibition in Leeds

Jack Otway – Exhibition

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Jack Otway Exhibition runs 13th - 28th Oct '18 Jack Otway b. 1991 Winchester. Lives and works in London. Jack studied his BA (Hons) Fine Art (International), University of Leeds, UK. Jack is the opening exhibition to "Painting Programme"a series of 7 exhibitions centered around emerging painting now, co-ordinated by Assembly House Studio Holders.
Print Making Class at Leeds Print Workshop

Paper Screen Printing – 2 Day Course

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
2 DAY COURSE MONDAY 29th & TUESDAY 30th OCTOBER 2018 11am - 4pm Learn and explore the basics of screen printing. This two day course will teach you the fundamentals of screen printing onto paper, introduce you to the equipment and develop your confidence as an independent screen printer. You will learn how to register and layer your designs, and print with multiple colours. By the end of the course, you will be able to use various stencil making techniques and understand their effects. You will gain an understanding of the photo stencil emulsion technique and will learn how to coat and expose screens. Your tutor will also introduce you to relevant contextual artists and screen printing terminology.
Simone Barclay's art piece from her exhibition in Leeds Bus2Move

SIMEON BARCLAY: BUS2MOVE

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Simeon Barclay in his first institutional solo exhibition in the North of England, will present a new body of work informed by research into dance. From the visual spectacle of contemporary dance theatre to the communal experience of the night club dance floor, the exhibition Bus2move will manifest as a series of sculptural installations combining costume, film and video, photography, lighting and sound. Barclay’s interest in dance and its many facets centres on the construction of masculinity, with particular focus on the way popular perceptions and stereotypes become defined, contested and encoded upon the dancing male body.
A picture of Sermiramis Art Exhibition in Leeds

TAI SHANI: SEMIRAMIS

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Tai Shani presents her first major solo exhibition in a public gallery, presenting the culmination of her ongoing project Dark Continent, which includes an immersive installation in The Tetley’s atrium, film works, posters and a selection of artworks drawn together by Shani.
Matt Ferguson's Retrospective exhibition in Leeds

MATT FERGUSON – RETROSPECTIVE

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
In conjunction with Thought Bubble, this retrospective exhibition of the works of Sheffield-based artist Matt Ferguson features over 85 works from across his career, including posters and illustrations produced for Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and many more.
Senga Nengudi Exhibition in Leeds

Francis Butterfield

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Bradford-born, innovative abstract painter’s death, we will be showing all of the Francis Butterfield work in our collection in this revelatory exhibition. The display will include the very first abstract work to enter the Leeds collection in 1937, Figure Derivation. Watercolours and drawings which have not been exhibited before will be on display, along with recently discovered and previously unseen material from a private collection.
Senga Negundi in Leeds

Senga Nengudi

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
The first solo institutional exhibition of the work of Senga Nengudi outside the United States, this exhibition brings together pioneering work from 1969 to the present, alongside a new installation.
Rhian Malin's solo ceramic exhibition in Leeds

Rhian Malin – Solo Ceramic Showcase

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
Inspired by her Grandmother’s Willow Pattern collection, Rhian continues the long historic tradition of hand-painting porcelain with cobalt-blue decoration. Her elegant wheel-thrown porcelain vessels are the chosen surface created to stretch this tradition in to the 21st Century.
Printmaking 5 week course at Leeds Print Workshop

Introduction to Printmaking – 5 Week Course

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
This course will introduce you to some of the processes you can access at Leeds Print Workshop and give you the basic skills to continue using them after the course.
On The Block craft exhibition in Leeds

On The Block

Fri 18th January | 8.35pm
A jewellery show specialising in pieces constructed using traditional jewellery making techniques and unique materials
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