You are invited to the private view of this new exhibition in our Project Space.
A Feminist Space at Leeds: Looking Back to Think Forward addresses the critical and artistic innovations that have been made possible through the sustained presence of a feminist space in Leeds. It will focus on the remarkable creative feminist productions that have emerged through the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, in particular The Pavilion Womens Photography Centre, a space opened by Leeds graduates in 1983.
During the early 1980s, The Pavilion exhibited work by many important artists who were exploring the convergence between feminism and photography. This exhibition re-presents work that was shown at The Pavilion during the early 1980s by artists Jo Spence, Maud Sulter and Marie Yates. It also features Kali, a remarkable film by artist Sutapa Biswas who was a Fine Art student at the University of Leeds and a worker at The Pavilion.
Finally, the exhibition will present Griselda Pollocks performance work to camera, Deadly Tales.
This exhibition is programmed to coincide with a symposium on 16 & 17 December that will provide a moment for critical reflections and responses in the context of Griselda Pollocks 40 years of work at Leeds.
It is curated by Gill Park, a practice-led PhD student in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds.
The exhibition continues to 17 December. Open Tuesday to Saturday.
Image: Pavilion / Feminist Archive North