Art Life: South of the River | Mellifluous Arcana by Paul Walsh

After many years of working as a senior professional in the field of information science, Paul Walsh became frustrated by a job which he perceived to “produce nothing”. From this frustration came a period quite literally in the wilderness working as an environmental conservationist before finally returning indoors, and into the field of art in which he is currently a student. Having graduated from Leeds Beckett University Fine Art, Walsh is currently engaged in the postgraduate study of Performance Design at The School of Performance and Cultural Industries; University of Leeds. On Friday 12th April BasementArtsProject will be presenting an exhibition of his work.

‘Mellifluous Arcana’ is an exhibition of artworks that are revealing of the processes behind their creation. Focussing on surface and texture, these artefacts are the result of continuous investigation into capturing movement as a means of production. For Walsh, his immersion in Daoism and the philosophical and meditative aspects of the martial arts have led him towards a form of Japanese physical theatre and performance known as Bunraku. The mystical energy of these disciplines are all tools used by Walsh to create work with a sense of balance and harmony.

This exhibition marks a shift in the artist’s practice towards performance and a multidisciplinary approach to expression.

Friday 12th April | 7.30pm – 9.30pm

The Preview is FREE and open to all. Food and drink will be available. JUST TURN UP

BasementArtsProject. 28 Back Burton Terrace. Beeston. Leeds. LS11 5JH

For further information  or to join the invitation list e-mail Bruce Davies on or text/phone 0750 672 1504

Exhibition Open
Sunday 14th April | 2pm – 4pm
Monday 15th April | 11am – 2pm
Thursday 18th April | 11am – 2pm
Sunday 21st April | 2pm – 4pm
Monday 22nd April | 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 25th April | 11am – 2pm

Exhibition Remains Open By Appointment until
Monday 6th May

Lunchtime Conversation including performance: Paul Walsh
Monday 29th April | 12pm – 3pm

Booking is essential. To book a place for the lunch visit:

The performance will be between 2 and 3pm, places for this are not limited so feel free top just turn up.