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KALEIDOSCOPE

COLOUR AND SEQUENCE IN 1960S BRITISH ART

Left: Richard Smith Trio (1963). Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist's estate. Right: William Tucker Thebes (1966). Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © the artist

TWO O’CLOCK TUESDAYS  

Longside Gallery. Free admission. No booking required, just meet at the gallery

Tuesday 25 April, 2pm: Sam Cornish, curator and writer, and the co-curator of the Kaleidoscope exhibition, will provide an informal introduction to the exhibition and the works on display.

Tuesday 9 May, 2pm: Dr Joanne Crawford, Lecturer in the History of Art and Director of Student Education at the University of Leeds will offer an illuminating insight into the art of the 1960s.

Tuesday 6 June, 2pm: BA Fine Art students from Leeds Beckett University will share their perspectives on the work on display, discussing its impact on on their own practice.

 

STEP INTO A RAINBOW

Step into a Rainbow

Longside Gallery

Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 April, 12-4pm

No booking required, free admission, drop-in

Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Explore the colourful and mind-bending paintings and sculptures of the 1960s in this vibrant and playful drop-in workshop. Artist Bryony Pritchard will offer games and activities to bring the works to life. Join in with the creation of giant rainbow in the gallery or make an artwork to take home with you!

  • Suitable for all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • All materials will be provided.

  • This event is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users.

 

Museums at Night: KALEIDOSCOPE MINDFUL COLOURING

Kaleidoscope mindful colouring

Longside Gallery

Friday 19 May, 6.30-8pm, followed by drinks

Booking essential, £6. Book your place here.

Suitable for ages 16+

Wellbeing specialist and artist Rachel Howfield Massey will lead a mindful colouring workshop using the rich colours and undulating shapes evident in the exhibition as her starting point. Learn a range of colouring techniques and approaches to soothe stress and encourage feelings of focus and calm. This event coincides with Museums at Night at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: enjoy special views of Kaleidoscope as dusk falls on the rolling landscape visible from Longside Gallery windows. All materials provided.

  • No prior knowledge necessary - just an open mind!

  • All materials will be provided!

  • This event is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users.

  • Please arrive in good time allowing for a prompt start at 6.30pm.

  • Free parking at Longside Gallery is available for this event; further details provided on booking.

 

KALEIDOSCOPE SCREEN PRINTING

Kaleidoscope screen printing

Longside Gallery

Tuesday 30 May, 6.30-8.30pm

Booking essential, £10 adults / £8 concessions. Book your place here.

This workshop will take as its starting point the dazzling colours and repeated geometric forms found in the exhibition Kaleidoscope: Colour and Sequence in 1960s British Art. Working under the expert guidance of artist and printmaker Sally Gilford, you will develop your own work of art to take home, first seeking inspiration in the gallery before forging your own design to screen print onto calico.  

  • Please meet at Longside Gallery. The workshop will last approximately two hours; registration at 6.15pm to enable a prompt start at 6:30pm.

  • Free parking is available at Longside for participants: details will be provided at the point of booking.

  • Suitable for ages 16+.

  • No experience of screen printing is required, just a curious mind.

  • We will be using water-based screen printing inks. All materials will be provided, including aprons, but please come in clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

  • All materials will be provided and the workshop will end with light refreshments.

  • This event is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users - please tell us when booking if you have specific requirements.

 

READY, STEADY … PRINT!

Ready, Steady... Print!

Longside Gallery

Wednesday 31 May, 12-4pm

No booking required, free admission, drop-in

Suitable for all ages, children must be supervised

Join the artist and printmaker Sally Gilford for this fun and free screenprinting workshop exploring the shapes, colours and repeated forms found in 1960s abstract art. Using the brightly-coloured sculptures and paintings on display in Kaleidoscope as your inspiration, you can make your very own work of art to take home.

  • Drop in and have a go any time between 12noon and 4pm; last entry to the workshop will be at 3:30pm.

  • This event is suitable for all ages, however children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • All materials will be provided.

  • We will be using water-based screenprinting inks. Aprons will be provided but please come in suitable clothing.

  • This event is fully accessible and suitable for wheelchair users.