Leeds Art Walk: New Contemporaries
Wed, 2 October 2019, 5.30–7.30pm
October’s Leeds Art Walk focuses on New Contemporaries, an annual survey of work by recent art school graduates, now in its 70th year.
Established in 1949, New Contemporaries is an annual open submission exhibition offering recent art graduates from across the UK a chance to exhibit their work for the first time. Charged with the task of reflecting and responding to the changing face of visual art, films began to feature from 1965 onwards. Editions from the 1980s onwards saw an increase in moving image work by students from art colleges in the north of England and Scotland.
5.30pm: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, at Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA.
Introduction to BNC19 from the Curatorial team at Leeds Art Gallery. This year’s edition features 45 artists selected by Rana Begum, Sonia Boyce and Ben Rivers.
6.15pm: Screening of artists’ moving image work at Pavilion, 42 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU.
Featuring video work made in Yorkshire during 1970s and 1980s– a hotbed for creative and experimental filmmaking in that period.
Leeds Art Walk takes place every month and is free to attend. Just turn up at 5.30pm or join us along the way.
Image: Simone Mudde, Untitled (Bee), 2018, Chromogenic Colour Print (from Black and White Negatives)
Simone Mudde, Untitled (Bee), 2018, Chromogenic Colour Print (from Black and White Negatives)