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Northern Art Prize 2013

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28 March 2013 - 16 June 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Northern Art Prize Exhibition


​An exhibition of work by the shortlisted artists Margaret Harrison, Rosaline Nashashibi, Emily Speed, Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan.

With work ranging from film, sculpture, drawing and installation, this year's shortlisted artists were selected by a jury, chaired by Sarah Brown, Curator of Exhibitons at Leeds Art Gallery, comprising: Tomma Abts (Artist), Margot Heller (Director, South London Gallery), Jennifer Higgie (Co-Editor, Frieze) and James Lingwood (Co-Director, Artangel).

There will be performances of Emily Speed's 'Carapaces' every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30pm for the duration of the exhibition.  Free entry.

The winning artist will be announced on 23rd May 2013 and will receive £16,500.  The remaining artists will each receive £1,500.

Exhibition opening hours: Mon-Tues and Thurs-Sat 10am-5pm; Wed 12pm-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm (closed Bank Holidays).

A series of early evening events with this year's shortlisted artists in conversation with the curator's who nominated them.  Tickets are £5 (£3 concessions) on the door.  Reservations can be made at Leeds Art Gallery on 0113 247 8256.

Tues, 16th April (6pm): Rosalind Nashashibi and Sally Tallant (Artistic Director and CEO, Liverpool Biennial).

Tues, 23rd April (6pm): Emily Speed and Sally Tallant (Artistic Director and CEO, Liverpool Biennial).

Tues, 30th April (6pm): Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan and Gavin Wade (Director, Eastside Projects) and Kirsteen Macdonald (Curator, Glasgow).

Tues, 7th May (6pm): Margaret Harrison and Kate Brindley (Director, MIMA).


The Northern Art Prize 2013 has been kindly sponsored by Park Plaza Leeds.


Price:   Free

Contact details:   Please contact Leeds Art Gallery direct if you have any queries.

Additional information:  


Leeds Art Gallery 

The Headrow

t.   0113 247 8256


Explore and enjoy a world of art in the heart of Leeds. Leeds Art Gallery is home to one of the best collections of 20th century British art outside London.


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Getting to Leeds Art Gallery. By bus: Leeds Art Gallery is a 15 minute walk from the city centre bus station. By train: The Art Gallery is a 10 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676 or visit www.wymetro.com. By car: The Art Gallery is well serviced by all routes travelling to the city-centre. If you are using a route planner, our postcode is LS1 3AA.


Metered street parking is located nearby on Cookridge Street.

Secure car parking is available in Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre and Rose Bowl car parks, which are a 5 or 10 minute walk from the Gallery.

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