The beautiful man

The beautiful man

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pumped up Kicks

A fantastic new exhibition opened on Thursday at Leeds Met Gallery, Broadcasting Place, Leeds. Developed by the Young Curators a group of young people between the age of 16 and 23 brought together to develop the exhibition.

The group formed in depths of Winter last November under the watchful guidance of artist Amelia Crouch. They began their journey by visiting a range of fine art exhibitions within Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle as they began to formulate what a well curated exhibition looked like and an understanding of the beguiling world of Fine Art and Artists.
The work began with the concept of OverWorlds and UnderWorlds which is Yorkshire's contribution to the Artists Taking the Lead Cultural Olympiad Programme. The group focused on the underworlds side of this theme looking at the (mis)interpretation of youth culture and the recent attacks on students in Leeds and the Summer Riots. The work on display selected by the group from an open call to artists, ranges from installations that consider the rebellious nature of youth to prints that relate more overtly to the political situation today. Artists represented include Mike Ainsworth, Louise Burrows, Juan delGado, Emma Gamble, Benjamin Simons and Guy Tarrant. the exhibition runs until March 24th and is well worth a visit.

Emma Gamble courtesy of

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