SIX to see
Everyone is welcome to visit SIX – an exhibition which showcases the work of six artists and their interrelated interests in volume, the handmade, perception, presence/absence, failure and memory. Work by the final-year students from the MA in Fine Art and MFA degrees (School of Fine Art) will be on display from 3-9 July in 5-7 Lifton Place, 11am-5pm.
For more information visit http://leedsmastersshow2010.blogspot.com/
Students exhibit at sculpture park
Seventeen second year BA Art and Design students from the University have been selected to showcase their work at the Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park, near Ripon in North Yorkshire.
Lecturer Deborah Gardner said she was: “Delighted our students are being given this valuable opportunity to show their work. Preparing for exhibitions is a key part of their course and this will give them excellent practical experience.”
Three of the students will be selected to receive bursaries provided by the park and the overall winner will be invited to return and exhibit their work after graduating next year.
Reading the Sky
All are welcome to attend Reading the sky: Identifying clouds and using them to interpret the weather situation, a free lecture organised by the Royal Meteorology Society’s Yorkshire Centre. Given by Dr Douglas Parker of the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science, the lecture will take place on 29 June at 7pm in level 8 seminar rooms, School of Earth and Environment. There will be an opportunity for discussion of interesting or unusual cloud observations and participants are welcome to bring their own images, or send them electronically in advance of the meeting to email@example.com
My Mill – My Heritage
An exhibition showcasing wall hangings and video diaries made by local schools and community groups following visits to Bradford Industrial Museum, Armley Mills, Thwaites Mill and Hainsworth Mill in Stanningley (a working mill) will be on show at University of Leeds International Textiles Archive (ULITA) from 8 June. The works depict textiles mills and their machinery, using collaging, stitching, and other handcraft techniques. This Heritage Lottery funded project and exhibition is running in partnership with the South Leeds City Learning Centre.
All Over the Place: Drawing Place, Drawing Space
A new exhibition at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery features a selection of recent drawings by 17 artists in the group LAND2 and the Drawing Research Group (Lincoln), which explore the relationship between the act of drawing and the experience of place. Four of the artists are lecturers in the School of Design (Judy Tucker, Andrea Thoma, Deborah Gardner and David Walker-Barker) and are organising an academic symposium later this year, connected to the exhibition. For more information visit www.land2.uwe.ac.uk/ and www.leeds.ac.uk/gallery/
Drop-in bike maintenance
Free self-help bike maintenance sessions are open to all staff and students at the Velocampus Leeds bike hub, which can be found under the large paved area at the end of the E C Stoner building. The sessions will be held every Wednesday and Thursday in May and June between 12 noon and 4pm. Just turn up with your bicycle and use tools and get guidance from the team. The sessions are primarily aimed at keeping bikes safe and fit for the road, for example, by topping up tyre pressure, cleaning the chain or adjusting gears and brakes. Also look out for news of events that will be held during Bike Week 19-27 June.
5th International Carers Conference
Hosted by Carers UK and the University, the 5th International Carers Conference takes place on 8-11 July at the Royal Armouries, Leeds Town Hall and the University. HRH the Princess Royal will officially open the conference, which is also supported by Intel Health, Yorkshire Forward and the Technology Strategy Board. The conference will bring together the international community of researchers, practitioners and those with an interest in caring to debate the critical issues. Mapping the policy framework from around the world, it will explore innovation and seek solutions to the care crunch.
The four key themes are:
- Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Services
- Caring and Employment
- Technology, Design and the Built Environment
- Funding, Financial and Legal Support and Health
For more information visit: www.carersconference.com or www.sociology.leeds.ac.uk/circle