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Art, some Rice and Talking

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  • Nigel.Walsh@leeds.gov.uk
    NORTHERN ART PRIZE ARTIST TALKS The first is a series of four talks with the short-listed artists for the Northern Art Prize is this coming Wednesday 5
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2007


      The first is a series of four talks with the short-listed artists for the
      Northern Art Prize is this coming Wednesday
      5 December 6.00pm.

      Nina Pope from the partnership (with Karen Guthrie) Somewhere talks to
      Fiona Venables, Visual Arts Officer at Tullie House Museum and Gallery,

      This series of early evening events through December and January sees the
      short-listed artists for this year Northern Art Prize in discussion
      with the curators and arts professionals who nominated them.
      Exploring what the prize exhibition means to each of the four artists and
      approach they made to showing in it, the conversations take place against
      background of 'prize culture' which comes north this year, with the Turner
      Prize at the Liverpool Tate and New Contemporaries in Manchester.

      AND, coinciding with this event, launching 3 December and through the
      exhibition period:

      Initiated by Pope + Guthrie, the Tiled Hall Café at the Gallery is selling
      sushi made using the acclaimed rice of Toge, thought to be the best sushi
      in the world, specially imported and made up into sushi by Si Sushi
      restaurant, Leeds

      Guthrie + Pope participated in the Echigo-Tsumari Triennale Japan in 2006
      visiting the village of Toge, in north western Japan, in a residency
      project titled
      Seven Samurai, curated by Grizedale Arts, which saw them set out to assist
      in reviving
      the rural economy of this agrarian community.

      The rice is also available to buy from their 'honesty table' in the


      Wednesday 19 December 2007, 6pm
      Tim Brennan
      with Alistair Robinson,
      Director of Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

      Wednesday 9 January 2008, 6pm
      Eric Bainbridge
      with Paul Moss,
      Director of Workplace, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

      Wednesday 16 January 2008, 6pm
      Dan Holdsworth
      with Godfrey Worsdale,
      Director. MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art)

      Tickets are £5 (£3 concessions) from the Gallery Shop
      email city.art.gallery@.../uk or call 0113 2478256 to book

      'Living with the Tudors' Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope's feature length
      documentary (83 mins) will be screened at Hyde Park Picture House,
      Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD on:
      Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January at 3.30pm
      Wednesday 16 January at 4pm (followed by Q&A with the Director)

      Further info from www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk or 0113 2752045
      or www.livingwiththetudors.com

      NORTHERN ART PRIZE An exhibition of work by the short-listed artists

      Eric Bainbridge
      Tim Brennan
      Dan Holdsworth
      Karen Guthrie + Nina Pope

      22 November 2007 ­ 10 February 2008
      at Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA

      With work ranging from film, photography, new media, painting and
      the four short listed artists for this year¹s prize were selected by a
      comprising Greville Worthington, independent curator and art collector;
      Lubbock, art critic for The Independent; Ann Gallagher, Head of
      British Art, Tate and Turner-prize winner Martin Creed.

      Exhibition opening hours:
      Mon, Tues 10am-8pm; Wed 12-8pm; Thurs, Fri, Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1-5pm;
      bank holidays. For Christmas and New Year closures, please go to
      www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery or phone 0113 2478256. Admission FREE

      Add to the blog at www.northernartprize.org.uk + on-line pole

      Nigel Walsh
      Curator: Exhibitions
      Leeds Art Gallery
      The Headrow
      Leeds LS1 3AA
      t: 0113 247 8255 (direct dial)


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