Preparations are underway at Leeds City Art Gallery for the internationally renowned exhibition, The British Art Show 8, which they’ll be proudly hosting from October.

Not one to miss out on all of the excitement mounting in Leeds this year, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, nestled underneath the Art Gallery, are making plans of their own as they prepare to launch their exciting Winter exhibition programme next week. From September to December The Craft Centre will be introducing several up and coming makers to their exhibition programme as well as bringing you the very best of well-established makers from across the UK.

Introducing 3 new makers every month culminating in 12 by December the show will start off with ceramic collections by Norman Yap, Melanie Kew and Hyu-Jin Jo.

A word from Norman Yap: “When I turned 40, my partner gave me a textbook for a present, it was Susan Peterson’s Art and Craft of Clay.  This gift was the culmination of years of encouragement and not-so-subtle hinting on his part that I would find pottery a craft I’d do well at. The book was a cleverly thought out ploy that worked, I couldn’t put the book down and it wasn’t long before the need to convert theoretical knowledge into practical experience became too great to ignore.”

The British Art Show showcases the very best work of both emerging and established artists. It is the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK calendar, attracting over 420,000 visitors in its tour to four cities in 2010 and 2011. It came to Leeds in 1990 and attracted 77,000 visitors.

To find out more about the Craft Centre’s exhibition programme you can join their mailing list or follow them on Facebook/Pinterest & Twitter www.craftcentreleeds.co.uk

Opening hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.  Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Please contact the gallery approaching Bank Holidays for opening hours

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