Intensive experience in Leeds Tetley’s galleries

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Artists from the UK and Asia will collaborate at a Leeds venue for a week-long exhibition.

The Tetley, on Hunslet Road, will host Performance Art Intensive from Monday, July 31.

The exhibition will bring together 12 artists for performances and public talks.

Using The Tetley’s unique gallery spaces, this week-long event will offer the artists, six of whom are based in South Asia and six from the UK, an innovative way of working across continents to devise work and develop new relationships.

This is the first time the Tetley has been utilised as studio spaces to develop an exciting series of new work, culminating in a public weekend of performances and talks.

Bryony Bond, Creative Director of The Tetley, said: “We’re very excited to be hosting the Performance Art Intensive.

“This event will bring together artists based in the UK with artists from South Asia to collaborate and learn from each other.”

The five-day workshop is designed to evoke performance as a means of artistic expression through a series of planned exercises.

Following the culmination of the exhibition will be the Tetley Weekender, which runs from August 4-6.

A spokesperson said: “The Performance Art Intensive is a collaboration that will have benefits in both parts of the world, in the UK and in Asia.

“The Tetley Weekender will then see those participating artists present some existing work.

“There will also be new collaborations resulting from the residency.

“An accompanying series of talks and open workshops will be programmed in discussion with participating artists exploring performance today in the UK and South Asia, and unpicking influences from visual art, theatre and dance.”

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