Helen Chadwick: Rethinking her Practice and Reviewing her Legacy in Contemporary Art

30 April 2004

A one day symposium arranged in collaboration with the Henry Moore Institute and taking place at Leeds City Art Gallery on the occasion of the reception of the archive of the late Helen Chadwick and in asociation with the exhibition of her work: “My Personal Museum”: Et Geometrium Sum at the Henry Moore Institute (until 6 June, 2004).

Helen Chadwick, The Labours I and II.
Courtesy of Helen Chadwick Estate/ Zelda Cheatle Gallery.


Griselda Pollock, AHRB CentreCATH, Leeds


Joanne Greenhill, Central St Martin's
Dr Tomasz Kitlinski, University of Lublin
Dr Pawel Leszkowicz, University of Poznan
Lily Markiewicz, University of Leeds
Leila McKellart, University of Sussex
Emma Rushton, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds


A fiull programme is now available

This is an opportunity for students, artists, curators, critics and art historians to reconsider the impact and meaning of Helen Chadwick's immensely influential practice in sculpture and beyond. Situating her work critically in a European context of art in the 1980s with two leading Polish scholars of this British sculptor, the day will also examine Chadwick's role as a studio teacher and explore the legacy of her work in shaping some of the key trends in contemporary British art. Going beyond the established terms of her reception in the 1980s and 1990s, the day aims to bring together artists and scholars to reassess the legacy and significance of Helen Chadwick's work over two decades.


Venue and Registration

The symposium will take place at Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds, on 30 April 2004. Here is information about the location of Leeds City Art Gallery.

Please complete the registration form and return it with the Symposium fee (£5.00 full, £2.50 students and concessions ) by 26 April to:
Josine Opmeer,
Old Mining Building,
University of Leeds,
Leeds LS@ 9JT
0113 343 1629/ fax 0113 343 1628 centrecath@leeds.ac.uk

Registration Form

The form is available in various formats:

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AHRB School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies University of Leeds