The Tetley

At The Tetley, we are passionate about creativity and innovation, be it the artists we work with, the audiences we aim to inspire or the superb food and drink we serve in our Bar and Kitchen.

We will have an exciting programme of exhibitions and events that support and promote new and experimental work by artists based in the region and further afield. In the first instance the programme will focus on this beautiful Art Deco Building and the extraordinary Tetley Collection, a fascinating array of artworks, documents and ephemera relating to the history of the brewery.

Downstairs in the Bar and Kitchen a hearty menu of locally sourced Yorkshire fare will be on offer, from homemade pies, ploughmans and cakes to the ultimate pint of Tetley’s and a great selection of world beers, teas and coffees, served in a relaxed setting.

And with the largest green space in the city centre right outside our front door, we’ll look forward to welcoming families of all ages. Inside we’ll have a designated child and carer room, high chairs and kids activities in the Bar and Kitchen plus a programme of events to entertain and enthuse your bairns. The Tetley is proud to be an Ambassador for Child Friendly Leeds.

Venue Type:

Gallery

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Getting there

We are located in Leeds city centre, just a 2 minute walk from the main shopping area, 7 minutes walk from Leeds Train Station and 5 minutes from Leeds Bus Station. If you’re travelling by car, we are easily accessible from the motorway network and are conveniently located right next to the Brewery Car Park.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Tim Etchells: Where The Heart Is

  • 23 July 2014 — 23 July 2016 *on now

Project Space Leeds has project managed a new public art work by Tim Etchells for property developer Rushbond.

WHERE THE HEART IS is a neon work sitting just beneath the roofline of the Algernon Firth Building, Leeds. It is a fragment of the well-known phrase ‘home is where the heart is’ and allows layers of meaning and association with the Algernon Firth Building to be considered.

It refers to the building as residential accommodation, a place where students make their first independent home away from family and, at the same time it respects the building’s former use as the Institute of Pathology (opened 1933) as a site of anatomical research and learning. There is also reference to the ‘heart’ and generosity of the philanthropist Firth (1856-1936) in establishing the Institute as well as numerous contributions he made to other charitable projects in Leeds.

WHERE THE HEART IS is a hidden prompt for us the viewer to set us thinking, remembering and wondering about the things, people, ideas and places that really matter to them.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://thetetley.org/tim-etchells-heart/

Open Archive No.1

  • 1 November 2014 — 1 November 2018 *on now

The Tetley has inherited an extensive collection of objects, documents, artworks and ephemera left behind after the closure of the brewery in 2011.

The Collection includes tools, implements and devices, such as those currently on display in the City Workshop. The Collection is uncatalogued at present and the team at The Tetley is interested to hear from visitors, especially ex-brewery workers, who can help identify the objects and reveal their hidden histories.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://thetetley.org/open-archive-1/

Picture Book

  • 22 January — 6 March 2016 *on now

Riffing on the book illustrations that Roger Palmer’s Winter Garden wall work stems from, Picture Book takes a look at image-based artists’ books. This year’s curated projects that run up to the 19th International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair examine this strand of artists’ books practice through a group show of existing work and new commissions by a group of UK and international artists.

Spanning graphic art, photography, craft and visual communication the exhibition includes bound book works, printed matter installations, digital work and loose-leaf installations of ‘exploded’ publications.

The show includes presentations of existing work alongside work by Café Royal Books using images from The Tetley archive.

Website

http://thetetley.org/picture-book/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Roger Palmer: Winter Garden

  • 22 January — 6 March 2016 *on now

In the depths of a Northern Hemisphere winter, Winter Garden features a mixed-media representation of a tropical palm tree. On the 9m high wall of the Tetley’s Atrium Gallery, a full-size monochrome rendering of the palm,
Acanthophoenix Crinita, proposes the transformation of the gallery as a temporary botanical garden, dripping with condensation and filled with colonial and artistic references including radical 20th Century works by Hélio Oiticica and Marcel Broodthaers.

The source image for Winter Garden is an engraved drawing from a 1915 South African horticultural book found by Roger Palmer in a Johannesburg second-hand shop. The image has been digitally enlarged and reconstructed in multiple sections combining vinyl, ink and acrylic paint. The original antique book will also be displayed alongside information on the tree.

In the surrounding Atrium a work titled In the First Hour of Daylight comprises eight framed colour photographs made from a common viewpoint on the Pacific island of Nauru, the smallest country of the Commonwealth. Accumulated over 11 days in Summer 2014, each photograph depicts a pair of coconut palms that appear to have merged to form a single tree silhouetted against a bay dotted with coral pinnacles. Between the eight photographs, vinyl wall texts will propose a fragmented history of Nauru, from its first settlement 3000 years ago to its 21st Century identity as an Australian offshore migrant detention centre.

Website

http://thetetley.org/roger-palmer-winter-garden/

Getting there

We are located in Leeds city centre, just a 2 minute walk from the main shopping area, 7 minutes walk from Leeds Train Station and 5 minutes from Leeds Bus Station. If you’re travelling by car, we are easily accessible from the motorway network and are conveniently located right next to the Brewery Car Park.

The Tetley
Hunslet Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JQ
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

thetetley.org/whats-on/

E-mail

info@thetetley.org

Telephone

07930 236383

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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