Introductory talks for secondary schools to Leeds Art Gallery
Site: Leeds Art Gallery
KS3, KS4, KS5
Art, Cross Curricular
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Themed 45 minute interactive and exploratory introductions to our collection artworks and displays, temporary exhibitions and the Gallery are available as part of a self-led visit.
After welcoming the group to the Gallery, three or four artworks will be used as starting points for exploration of the Gallery and our collections, specific art forms or practices, themes, issues, temporary exhibitions or Art as an historical document. Encouraging young people to ask questions and share their opinions, introductions can on request be tailored to fit in with school-based follow-up work
Our Learners Pack themes for extending your visit are: Looking and Talking about Art; Young Curators; Lens Based Media as Contemporary Art; Abstract Painting; Natural and Human Form in Sculpture; Art across the Curriculum.
Collection displays over the coming year focus on story in Victorian art; Splash it Down! on painting; From the Scrapyard looking at recycling in sculpture; Video installation the real world and the experience of migration; the links between architecture and art; the way Still Life remains important in art; and for the first time at the Gallery displays that link sculpture and pottery looking at form and function. Temporary exhibitions include the large-scale paintings about personal journeys and memory by Hughie O'Donoghue; British Surrealism and collecting by people in Leeds; The Northern Art Prize and the most recent art practice; and Borderlines a project bringing together interpretations of conflict in South-East Asia.
Please look at our website Exhibition information for further information or contact the Learning & Access Officer on 0113 378 8880.
Maximum numbers: Please contact the Learning and Access Officer for details.