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 Window Frame Project


 

Leeds Museums and Galleries offers visual artists and community groups based in Yorkshire the chance to exhibit their work in the Window Frame, a prominent space by the main entrance of Leeds City Museum. 

 

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We welcome proposals from artists and groups working in all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, craft, design and interdisciplinary practices. We accept proposals from artists and community groups living, working or studying in Yorkshire. 

Click to expandCarol Sorhaindo: October 2016 - Feb 2017

Carol Sorhaindo – Pillar of Strength

18 October 2016 –19 February 2017

Born in England, Carol spent most of her formative childhood years in Dominica, ‘Nature Isle of the Caribbean’, and now lives in Leeds where her practice is based.  She has recently completed an MA in Creative Practice at Leeds College of Art.

Themes of ‘Nature and Ruins’, cycles of life and cultural identity, are key areas of investigation in Carol’s recent work. She has investigated heritage sites in both Yorkshire and the Caribbean, revealing bio deterioration, botanical entanglement and plants with dye, and healing qualities. 

Within her work, natural plant and earth pigments combine with delicate hand drawn imagery and print processes to create new textile ranges using natural fabrics such as silk, cotton muslin, canvas and linen.

Carol continues to develop her research, which unravels suppressed and entangled botanical narratives, encouraging discourse and reflective public responses.

Carol Sorhaindo website

Click to expandBroomfield Wheelchair Art - Nov 2016 - Feb 2017

The two wheelchairs on display have been created by Broomfield South SILC in association with Can Do Programme and the artist Sally Barker.

The first wheelchair has been influenced by the Mad Max films and hot rod cars. The futuristic message of this work challenges the idea that wheelchairs are boring or static. The students have brought the chair to life with the use of bright colours and added a little darkness with the addition of macabre clay faces.

The second wheelchair is influenced by the Day of Dead and the work of Frida Kahlo. The colours within the piece represent the skirts of the Mexico dancers from the Day of the Dead Festival. Like many of the students Frida Kahlo struggled with her own disabilities and the artist has used this influence to add another level to the artwork. Our addition of masks adds fun to this colourful piece.

The students have loved working of the pieces and are really looking forward to seeing the artwork at the museum.

Click to expandDan Crooks – February – July 2017

Dan Crooks – Reclining

28 February 2017 – 2 July 2017

Dan Crooks graduated in 2015 with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths University of London. Crooks is from Sheffield UK, and has lived in Leeds, London and Huddersfield. He currently lives in South Yorkshire.

Here's Dan's description of his work:

'I wanted to create a very minimal and abstract figurative sculpture - reducing the figurative form to a bare linear representation. My main inspiration was Henry Moore and how Moore approached the figure, in particular his nude studies and sculptures.

'I wanted to modernise the traditional bronze by challenging the form and approach the viewer would normally take to engage with large bronze sculpture.

'The self-standing structure, its pedestal, is also minimal - towards an adaptation of the plinth. The wheels and base play a part to emphasise a state of flux of a heavy physical sculpture. To suggest movement of a frozen pose where the postion and pose of the work is temporary and may change. Sculpture is no longer expected to remain static on a plinth. I want to move forward from this convention.'

Dan Crooks's website

Click to expandExhibit in the Window Frame

If you are interested in displaying your work in the Window Frame Project, please contact us.

We welcome proposals from artists and groups working or studying in Yorkshire, and all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, craft, design and interdisciplinary practices.

Contact:
Window Frame Project,
Leeds City Museum,
Millennium Square,
Cookridge Street,
Leeds LS2 8BH. 

Tel: 0113 3785001
Email: city.museum@leeds.gov.uk
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Twitter: @LeedsCityMuseum