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Art installation by Gabriella Mann

Kirkstall Abbey

10 November 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Art installation at Kirkstall Abbey.


​This afternoon Gabriella Mann will be doing an art installation in the Chapter House of Kirkstall Abbey.

'If something disintegrates it usually infers that it is dying. However, what if disintegration wasn’t about the death of something but the growth of another. 150 sheets of scrunched up A2 tracing paper have been pressed into black mono printing ink and installed across the floor of the Chapter House, Kirkstall Abbey. Symbolising presence, the tracing paper emulates the fleeting materiality of objects, structures, beings within our own lives and the black ink signifying what we actually see, use and invest in an object.'


Price:   Free

Contact details:   Please contact the Abbey if you have any queries.

Additional information:  


Kirkstall Abbey 


t.   0113 3784079


Visit one of the best preserved Cistercian monasteries in the country and step back in time to see how the monks lived. Refreshments are available from the Gatehouse café across the road at Abbey House Museum.


Baby change
Visitor centre
Picnic area
Education facilities
Play area


For information on access at this venue, please look for the link under 'related pages' or visit http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/kirkstallabbey/Access-at-Kirkstall-Abbey.aspx

Public transport  

Finding your way to Kirkstall Abbey. By bus: Bus numbers 33, 33a and 757 travel from the city centre to Kirkstall Road. By train: The nearest train station is Headingley and is a 1 mile walk from the Abbey. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676. By car: If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS5 3EH.


A large free car park is situated opposite Kirkstall Abbey, on Abbey Walk. This includes disabled access parking.

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