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oshua, our Assistant Curator went along to the Curators’ Day organised by the Arts Council Collection, in Leeds and Wakefield to see what Yorkshire Sculpture International had to offer.

The festival was produced by the Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and features work by international artists across the venues, as well as major new outdoor sculpture commissions across public spaces in Leeds and Wakefield. The festival reflected on the curatorial theme propositioned by Phyllida Barlow that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the art forms’.

As well as seeing the YSI festival, we had chance to see other exhibitions in the area, visiting The Art House, Longside Gallery, The Tetley and Index Festival.

Here are some photos of his highlights:

Tau Lewis at The Hepworth Wakefield
Nika Neelova at The Tetley
Sean Lynch at Henry Moore Institute
Ruth Ewan at Longside Gallery.
Ayşe Erkmen at Leeds Art Gallery

Bonington Gallery Curator Tom Godfrey spent 5 days in August visiting documenta 14 in Kassel and Skulptur Projekte Münster. Below are some highlights (and digressions) taken from our instagram feed during the trip. 

Bonington Gallery was at the National Theatre yesterday for the launch of ‘Creative Industries – Routes to Finance’, a guide that outlines various funding sources available to the creative industries. In addition to the guide there was also the announcement of the new 40 million pound Edge Creative Enterprize Fund.

Despite this positivity and the increased acknowledgement of the value of culture and the ‘creative industries’ to the national economy, with the government announcing it’s spending review next week it’s still a tense time…

We have some copies of the guide at the gallery if anyone wants to take a look, just drop us a line.

Here’s Ed Vaizey MP making his contribution:

Image from Georgio Sadotti, taken on their journey back from visiting Bonington Gallery

Artist Giorgio Sadotti made a visit to the gallery today to meet the team and start to discuss ideas for his solo exhibition in 2017. Giorgio studied on the Art Foundation and Fine Art programmes at NTU from 1977, so this will be a major anniversary of sorts… We asked Giorgio to text us an image from his journey back to London, this is what he sent (somewhat reminiscent of the work he showed/performed in Speaking Parts at Raven Row earlier this year):