Treasures of the Brotherton

The Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery is a public exhibition space housed by the University of Leeds, rooted in Yorkshire and open to the world.

The Gallery is the public face of the exceptional Special Collections held at the University of Leeds.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00.
Closed Sunday, Monday, public holidays and when University buildings are closed.

Admission charges

Free of charge

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Art in an Electric Atmosphere: the Library and Archive of Herbert Read

  • 2 September 2019 — 1 August 2020 *on now

Delve into the contradictions in the life of Sir Herbert Read, who gained a considerable international reputation as a poet, critic, anarchist, educationalist, historian and philosopher.

Guest-curated by artist Stephen Sutcliffe and arts organisation Pavilion this exhibition comprises over 165 items from Read’s archive and library. It has been put together with a collagist’s sensibility to reflect the contradictory life of the man himself.

The son of a farmer, Read was raised in Yorkshire and studied at the University of Leeds. In 1915 he went to fight in the First World War, emerging in 1918 as a decorated hero, committed pacifist and published poet. He went on to be one of the most important cultural figures of the day, co-founding the Institute of Contemporary Arts with Roland Penrose.

Using Read’s own collection, the exhibition gives a unique glimpse into the private life of this multi-talented man. On display is everything from the mundane, such as a 1964 receipt for a domestic dishwasher, to the extraordinary, like a postcard sent to Read by Pablo Picasso.

Central to the exhibition is a new projected video work by Glasgow-based and Yorkshire-born collage artist Stephen Sutcliffe.

Treasures of the Brotherton
University of Leeds
Parkinson Building
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS2 9JT
England

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Website

http://library.leeds.ac.uk/treasures

E-mail

gallery@leeds.ac.uk

Telephone

0113 3439803

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