Volunteer Linda Bower explores Sydney Kitson’s obsession with collecting and documenting the work of artist John Sell Cotman.
Social History Curator Kitty Ross explores the tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it’s many illustrations, in light of the Fairy Tales and Fantasy exhibition at Abbey House Museum.
On John Sell Cotman’s 235th birthday, volunteer Karen Mackie explores how Cotman’s work was obsessively researched by Sydney Kitson, who meticulously recorded his findings in a collection of journals known as ‘Cotmania’.
With Leeds Art Gallery’s crowdfunding campaign at full steam ahead, we sat down with the artist behind the campaign Lothar Götz to find out more about him, his work and his vision for the iconic Victorian Staircase.
Resident artist Hondartza Fraga begins her ‘Cotmania’ blog series by exploring the collection and it’s context, ahead of Leeds Art Gallery’s reopening in Autumn.
Project Archivist Jane Speller explores’Re-thinking John Sell Cotman’, the major project currently taking place at Leeds Art Gallery.
Megan Jones explores the life of Lord Darnley – who was born at our very own Temple Newsam – on the 450th anniversary of his murder.
Local historian Eveleigh Bradford explores one of Atkinson Grimshaw’s most entrancing paintings
Liz Kay’s final instalment in her 3 part series about the life and work of artist Joash Woodrow looks at his later years in Leeds. In 1955 Woodrow returned to his family home, which would evolve into his unique artistic studio and retreat from the world, where familiar surroundings provided limitless fuel for his creativity.
Liz Kay continues her series of posts about Leeds artist Joash Woodrow
Liz Kay reveals the discovery of this reclusive Leeds artist
Artist Jenni Danson reveals the work behind making The Curve, her new sculpture specially designed for Leeds City Museum I am particularly interested in empty and ignored spaces. We tend to take notice of a space when it has an object in it. We look at the object but usually ignore the space containing it….