Whilst September may be the season of mellow fruitfulness, signaling the dying embers of a year, it is also the beginning of the academic year. And with this in mind, we bring you an exhibition by Slit Collective, a group of this year’s graduates from Leeds Arts University.
As the sun passes over the yardarm of the year and the longest day is behind us, we at BasementArtsProject prepare to set sail onto the high seas of summer. In a few weeks time we will be opening a new exhibition by Sharon McDonagh who creates work based on
In 2014, after three years of BasementArtsProject being a thing, I was visited by two London curators from an organisation called Sluice. They had contacted me via the email and asked if wouldn’t mind being interviewed for their project, touring grassroots and independent arts venues around the country. Of course,
On Friday 2 April 2021 BasementArtsProject turned 10 years old. Our first ever project was ‘This Is Our House‘ by artist Kimbal Bumstead. As we threw open our kitchen door on that warm April evening 10 years ago, little did we know that we would be creating a project in
We are, as a rule, a social species and the idea of isolating oneself, or even a family group, away from the rest of society for an indefinite period of time is probably one of the cruelest requests that could be made of many people. Even the most anti-social behaviour is at it’s heart a social act; rarely do people set out to behave badly on their own, more often than not there is a pack instinct that draws people together based on shared values
Now that the New Year is well and truly underway and we prepare to enter February, so too does BasementArtsProject prepare to enter, not just our 2020 programme on 6 March, but also the last year of our first decade as a Beeston-based arts organisation. On 2 April 2021 BasementArtsProject
Leeds Art Walk is a free monthly tour of exhibitions, arts spaces and places of interest in Leeds, and this month it’s coming to Beeston. The walk starts on Wednesday (7 August 2019) at 5:30pm at 45 Garnet Terrace, where Kerri Jefferis and Sophie Chapman will introduce you to their collaborative
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
If the point of art is to make you stop and think and maybe see the world in a different light, then the current exhibition at Basement Arts Project in Beeston certainly hits the mark. ‘Unmanaged Reproach’ is a show of work by local artist Claire Bentley-Smith. In it she
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.