Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds College of Art
Exhibition opens 15 December 2016 - 27 January 2017
Leeds College of Art alumni close 170th year with a special ‘Colour Wheel’ exhibition
Throughout 2016 Leeds College of Art has been celebrating 170 years of delivering art education in Leeds. The College’s final alumni exhibition of the year features a trio of female contemporary artists, Georgina Starr, Liz West and Georgia Lucas-Going, who all studied at Leeds College of Art and have gone on to have highly successful careers. Working with colour, performance and sound, these three artists continue to demonstrate the reach, ambition and values of the College.
The exhibition takes its overarching title from Liz West's planned installation 'Our Colour Wheel.' West wanted to go back to the literal and pedagogical 'Foundation' of her practice - the colour wheel as a teaching tool. She has invited 17 other artists, curators, teachers and friends from her past to submit their personal vision of a colour wheel to her. They will all be framed identically and installed as a grid format.
This exhibition is the final installment in a programme of alumni group shows that have been held throughout the year at the Vernon Street Gallery in the College’s historic 1903 building, celebrating the diverse and ground breaking careers of past students and staff over the last 170 years.
|Our Colour Wheel, 2016. Image credit: Liz West / Fiona Grady|
|Our Colour Wheel, 2016. Image credit: Liz West|
|Our Colour Wheel, 2016. Image credit: Liz West / Helen Shaddock|
|Our Colour Wheel, 2016. Image credit: Liz West / Ric Warren|
|Our Colour Wheel, 2016. Image credit: Liz West / Garry Barker|