The Bowery, Leeds: Beyond Repetition. To celebrate the British Art Show returning to Leeds, The Bowery has brought together six emerging artists from around the country who either studied or developed their practice in Leeds. All given the same brief, they have created a visual spectacle for the upstairs gallery. Work by artists including Fiona Grady, who creates site-specific wall drawings using sequences of dispersing geometric shapes, and Megan Needham (pictured above), whose practice is focused on concepts of repetition and order found within the everyday. Until 4 December 2015.
Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk: The Original Print Show. The pick of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has travelled to Yorkshire. This major exhibition, curated by Senior Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, includes originals by some of the UK’s most respected contemporary artists including Michael Craig-Martin RA, Dame Elizabeth Blackadder RA, Barbara Rae RA and Turner Prize nominee Ian Davenport. Until 31 October 2015.
The Hepworth, Wakefield: Caro in Yorkshire. Anthony Caro is long recognised internationally as one of Britain’s most significant sculptors. This summer as part of a Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle initiative, visitors have the unique opportunity to experience Caro’s work in the indoor and outdoor settings of the David Chipperfield-designed galleries of The Hepworth Wakefield and the landscape of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Until 1 November 2015.
British Art Show 8. The British Art Show is widely recognised as a significant marker of recent developments in contemporary art, unrivalled in its scope and national reach. The exhibition introduces a wide public to a new generation of British artists, providing a vital overview of the most exciting art produced in this country during the last five years. Across Leeds until 10 January 2016.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield: Not Vital. Internationally renowned as a leading sculptor, this is Not Vital’s first major exhibition in the UK. With studios in the tiny Swiss village of Sent and Beijing, China, as well as homes in Rio de Janeiro and Niger, the exhibition reflects Vital’s nomadic and diverse practice, including paintings and works on paper, indoor pieces made from plaster, silver, gold, marble, glass and coal, and outdoor sculptures in stainless steel and bronze. From 21 May 2016 – 2 January 2017.