Over the last twelve months BasementArtsProject has been working with four artists whose ages range from 21 – 61. The project has been an educational experience for everyone involved, including myself as curator and project manager, and is still ongoing. On The Corner is a project that involves five individual
On the weekend of 22 June Leeds and Wakefield celebrated the start of Yorkshire Sculpture International and visual arts festival Index, which are running in parallel for 100 days until 29 September. I spoke to one of the Index producers, Georgia Taylor, at their launch and she explained that Index
He’s not the first to ask, but a local community member was recently asking on social media: what is art? Art gallery stuff: yes. Pretty things that people create everywhere: probably. The scrawlings that our kids all bring home from school: who’s to say? Then what about graffiti..? Local people
BasementArtsProject continues it’s 2019 programme of exhibitions and events with a new exhibition that focuses on a new body of work that explores issues surrounding inner city life in the 21st Century in relation to the lived experience of the artist herself. Come and join us on Friday 17th May at 7:30pm for a first look at this new exhibition.
The corner was our Rock of Gibraltar, our Stonehenge Our Taj Mahal, our monument Our testimonial to freedom, to peace, and to love Down on the corner The Corner | Common & The Last Poets Songwriters: Abiodun Oyewole / Kanye Omari West / Leon Moore / Lonnie Rashid Lynn /
Julie Parkinson is a self-taught artist, currently in her final year of study for BA Hons Art Enterprise at Leeds City College. Parkinson’s practice has both a functional aspect creating dinner sets, glassware, vases etcetera . . . whilst also creating large scale interactive installations based around themes of mental
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
Having opened my previous article for South Leeds Life with a latin phrase this time I turn my attention to the French phrase avant-garde, or in English the Advance Guard. The origin of the term is a military one indicating a body of soldiers preceding and making preparations for the