Refinding: The Tetley's New Exhibition
The Tetley's exhibition saw another rotation at the beginning of May, as it welcomed 'Refinding' to its galleries. A collection of works both new and old, it brings together Jessie Flood-Paddock's recent pieces with late sculptor Kenneth Armitage's tree series. With an amazing centrepiece inspired by the figure-head of a sunken 17th-century ship - it's no wonder we're interested!
The exhibition started on the 6th May and will be continuing on until 30th July, so Leeds Waterfront weekend is the perfect chance to visit the exhibition as you make your way around the festival!
As you snake your way through the galleries, you'll find a series of sculptures and drawings of trees by Armitage, inspired by the oaks from his visits to Richmond Park, backdropped perfectly by The Tetley's wooden galleries. His works alternate with Flood-Paddock's pieces, who won a residency in Armitage's studio and became interested in his tree series here - hence the collaboration!
You can't miss the immense Lion structure in the Leeds Beckett Atrium, Lion Vasa, inspired by the figurehead of a 17th-century naval vessel that sank only minutes into its first voyage. Make sure you take a walk up the staircase to reach its height and take some great pictures, as you get a close up of the piece's fragile materials; mirroring the delicate ship
If you don't make it to the exhibition in the upcoming weeks, we'll see you at The Tetley during Leeds Waterfront Festival weekend. Make sure you grab a cuppa in the Bar and Kitchen while you're at it!