'Rachel Maclean’s films, which have saccharine, multicoloured visuals reminiscent of children's television, and characters drawn from fairy tales, myths and internet memes, explore society's complex relationship with childhood innocence and female sexuality.'
'Anthea Hamilton uses sculpture, installation and video to reflect on our relationship with visual culture. Her theatrical exhibitions bring together a wide range objects and images from advertising, pop culture, art history and everyday life.'
'Caroline creates ceramic masks and wall-based textile works. Her hand-tufted wool hangings sit between abstraction and figuration and are influenced by 20th-century art movements that have appropriated objects and imagery from tribal cultures.'
'Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin are trained photographers who, together, work across diverse media to question the nature and practice of documentary photography. Tackling religion, war and history, they explore the politics of documenting conflict and uncover the ideological constructs behind the familiar tropes of visual culture.'
'Stuart Whipps draws out complex narratives from historic artefacts or events using photography and video. Frequently reconfiguring existing material, his work addresses the impact of socio-economic and physical changes to specific places, as well as the shifting ideologies behind these changes.'
'James Richards mixes excerpts of found and publicly accessible video with his own footage, in order to create complex video works and installations. Drawing on the cultural and emotional resonance of these materials, he creates striking interplays of sound and image that leave space for the viewer to form their own connections.'
'Jesse Wine is an artist who works primarily with ceramics. Making use of traditional glazing and firing techniques, he produces autobiographical works that take the form of objects drawn from his daily life, including sportswear, food and tools.'
'Linder is an artist and musician, famous for her role in the punk/post-punk arts and music scene in Manchester in the mid 1970s, who has been working with the principle of collage for over three decades. Her striking collages, and her performance works, explore feminism, capitalism and sexuality.'
'Martino Gamper is a designer whose multidisciplinary practice includes exhibition design, interior design, and commissions for the international furniture industry. Starting as an apprentice with a furniture maker in his hometown, Gamper went on to study sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and design at the Royal College of Art, London.'
'Bedwyr Williams’s performances, films and installations often involve comic narratives about dystopian futures, in which serious concerns are undercut by moments of absurdist humour, or banal observations. Previous projects have seen Williams build an observatory in homage to amateur astrologers and assume a range of different personas, including a one-eyed preacher, the Grim Reaper and a character known as Count Pollen.’
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From the world-class sculpture at The Henry Moore Institute to the varied Leeds Art Gallery collection, the exhibitions and permanent pieces at Temple Newsam House (the 'Hampton Court Palace of the North') and the diverse displays at The Munro House Gallery, Leeds does very well when it comes to its art galleries.