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

Opening hours

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Admission charges

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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.

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/

Material Environments

'Material Environments' Launch Night

  • 3 May 2018 6-8pm

We invite you to the launch of our new exhibition 'Material Environments' at The Tetley on 3 May.

'Material Environments' is an exhibition of live production, making and participation. Five artists experiment with ideas of physical and psychological transformation, through works that deal with wide-ranging subjects, from social media, botany and chemical science to architecture and music. The resulting works, which will grow and evolve over the course of the exhibition, operate as installations, workshops or laboratories.

Join us for a night of speeches, complimentary drinks and the first official viewing of the exhibition. 6–8pm, FREE, all welcome.

Visit our website to find out more: https://thetetley.org/material-environments/

PHOEBE CUMMINGS makes baroque ceramic sculptures, combining impossible assemblages of plants, fauna and with lush, imagined landscapes. A huge new immersive environment in the Leeds Beckett Atrium will house her delicate sculptures made from unfired clay.

KEITH HARRISON employs complex scientific and engineering processes, testing the material properties of clay, sound and electricity. Recent projects have seen him firing clay with electrical currents and flying a car through a forest. At The Tetley, Harrison will develop a new work spanning two interior spaces, which responds to the industrial heritage of the building, once the headquarters of Tetley's brewery.

SERENA KORDA continues her research into the relationship between acoustics, emotional states, the paranormal and the extraterrestrial through a new series of soundworks recorded in Todmorden, a town with a rich history of unexplained events. She will also create a 'glass harp', an instrument once associated with causing madness and hysteria for its players and listeners, which will form the centerpiece of a new performance work.

HAROLD OFFEH will create a live archive entitled The Real Thing: Towards an Authentic Live Archive. Concerned with ideas of reality, realness and authenticity, concepts which have taken on new meanings in our increasingly mediated lives. Offeh's evolving installation will bring together artefacts, images, actions, performances and workshops.

JOANNA PIOTROWSKA's photographic series Shelter sees her visiting people’s homes and inviting them to create constructions, dens and habitations from the furniture within their living spaces. The resulting constructions reflect their creator’s inner life, history and state of mind, transforming space and material into something deeply personal.

Admission

FREE

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/551876548545284/

Material Environments

Material Environments

  • 4 May — 8 July 2018

During 'Material Environments', The Tetley will become a site not just for the display of artwork but of live production, experiment, making and participation. Five artists have been invited to work across the gallery’s spaces, to experiment with ideas of physical and psychological transformation. The resulting works, which engage with subjects ranging from social media, botany and chemical science to architecture and music, will grow and evolve over the course of the exhibition, operating as installations, workshops or laboratories. Taking as its starting point an interest in the process of artistic research and production, 'Material Environments' makes this process visible for the audience to see, experience and be involved in.

The exhibition departs from an experience of art based on the environments in which we usually find it – paintings in a gallery and performance in a theatre – towards an understanding of art as something which actively defines our environment.

PHOEBE CUMMINGS makes baroque ceramic sculptures, combining impossible assemblages of plants, fauna and with lush, imagined landscapes. A huge new immersive environment in the Leeds Beckett Atrium will house her delicate sculptures made from unfired clay.

KEITH HARRISON employs complex scientific and engineering processes, testing the material properties of clay, sound and electricity. Recent projects have seen him firing clay with electrical currents and flying a car through a forest. At The Tetley, Harrison will develop a new work spanning two interior spaces, which responds to the industrial heritage of the building, once the headquarters of Tetley’s brewery.

SERENA KORDA continues her research into the relationship between acoustics, emotional states, the paranormal and the extraterrestrial through a new series of soundworks recorded in Todmorden, a town with a rich history of unexplained events. She will also create a ‘glass harp’, an instrument once associated with causing madness and hysteria for its players and listeners, which will form the centerpiece of a new performance work.

HAROLD OFFEH will create a live archive entitled The Real Thing: Towards an Authentic Live Archive. Concerned with ideas of reality, realness and authenticity, concepts which have taken on new meanings in our increasingly mediated lives, Offeh’s evolving installation will bring together artefacts, images, actions, performances and workshops.

JOANNA PIOTROWSKA’s photographic series Shelter sees her visiting people’s homes and inviting them to create constructions, dens and habitations from the furniture within their living spaces. The resulting constructions reflect their creator’s inner life, history and state of mind, transforming space and material into something deeply personal.

Admission

FREE

Website

https://thetetley.org/material-environments/

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.
Tiny Tetley

Tiny Tetley

  • 25 April 2018 10:30-11:30am, 11:45am-12:45pm

Creative fun for children under 5! Bring the little ones along to join in creative and messy play. FREE. Tiny Tetley workshops take place on the fourth Wednesday of each month and are led by artists with great skills with children aged zero to five. Inspired by The Tetley’s exhibition programme and all things creative, activities include things such as sensory activities to playing with different types of bright colourful materials, to drawing on a big scale.

Due to popularity, advanced booking is now required for Tiny Tetley workshops.

CURRENT BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS:

Wednesday 28 March

Wednesday 25 April

There are two time slots for each session:

10:30AM – 11:30AM and 11:45AM – 12:45PM.

Please email your preferred workshop date and time slot to reception@thetetley.org with your name and the number of children and adults in your party.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Our Receptionist will let you know if there are still places available for your desired slot. You may arrive any time within the first 15 minutes of your slot, if you have not arrived by then, your place may be re-allocated. There may be spare places on the day for walk-ups, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Activities are only suitable for children aged five and under and all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Tiny Tiny is generously supported by the Wade’s Charity.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

FREE, due to popularity, advanced booking is now required for Tiny Tetley workshops.

Please email your preferred workshop date and time slot to reception@thetetley.org with your name and the number of children and adults in your party.

Website

https://thetetley.org/tiny-tetley-2/

Material Environments - Harold Offeh

The Tetley Weekender: Experiments Workshop

  • 19 — 20 May 2018 11am-5pm

The Tetley Weekender is our annual micro-festival that takes its inspiration from our next exhibition, with activities for all the family, artist-led performances, events and talks, plus great food and drink. It’s a perfect introduction to everything we do at The Tetley!

The Experiments Workshop will form the centrepiece of the Material Environments exhibition and this year’s Weekender and we are excited to have four artists from the exhibition with us over the weekend. What you can expect:

– See Phoebe Cummings as she continues her practice live in the Atrium as she spends time working and building on her larger than life immersive clay installation. Join her also for a science fiction experimental writing workshop where participants will be writing a story then recreating these sci-fi colourless landscapes using clay!

– Take part in multiple workshops led by artist Harold Offeh, including teaching techniques through Selfie Choreography, which explores authenticity, movement, photography and narcissism. See also performance devised by Offeh focusing on interviews, talk shows and audio material transcribed into scripts and activated by a collective reading that explores identity, realness and authenticity.

– Hear Serena Korda perform her Glass Harp live in the gallery, an instrument once associated with causing madness and hysteria for its players and listeners!

– See Keith Harrison demonstrate his artwork as a live science experiment, using the heritage of the building to create a large expanding installation.

– Families can create shelters outside on the Brewery Green from various recycled materials, taking inspiration from Joanna Piotrowska’s photographic series Shelter in the exhibition! (weather dependant, City Workshop if rainy).

– Join curator, Ben Roberts, for a tour of the exhibition on Saturday at 2pm.

– Fantasy Object Tree Family Art Workshop: Take inspiration from the evolving work on display and create a colourful three dimensional object to hang from a collaborative fantasy tree.

Plus great food and drink offers over the weekend and even more to be announced! There is going to be lots to do for the whole family. No need to book, FREE and open to all over the weekend between 11am–5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE and open to all.

Website

https://thetetley.org/tetley-weekender-experiments-workshop/

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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