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S for Spellbound: Anthony Earnshaw and Surrealism

20 June, 2018

Kenneth Cox will be giving a talk at Inkwell Arts at 7.30pm on Friday, 28th June 2018 about Anthony Earnshaw.

http://www.anthonyearnshaw.com

Born in Ilkley in 1924, the same year as the publication of the first Manifesto of Surrealism, Anthony Earnshaw died in Saltburn-by-Sea in 2001, and is fondly remembered by his many friends. Most of his life was spent in Leeds, where, as a young factory worker, he discovered Surrealism through books in the city’s Central Library. From starting to paint “strange” pictures, he eventually left the factory behind in his mid-life, to become an art lecturer and full-time practitioner. He was an extraordinary artist, perhaps best known for his boxed assemblages, but also painted and drew; he was an occasional writer and aphorist, producing several illustrated books, including the highly-original Musrum, co-written with his great friend, Eric Thacker. Those who knew Tony will recall his subversive and oblique wit, the humour that was leaning at every corner, waiting to deflate pretension and pomposity. Surrealism – together with anarchism and jazz – proved to be an abiding inspiration that brought him into contact with many kindred spirits, rebels and poets. As Earnshaw himself put it, “Surrealism for me was home. I was among friends at last, having been away in a foreign land all my life. The spell of it then cast remains a frisky imp haunting my life.”

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Derelict Marvels Talk

15 June, 2018


We will be giving a talk at 7.30pm on Friday, 22nd June 2018 on various aspects of the theme of our current exhibition at Inkwell Arts

Derelict Marvels

18 May, 2018

LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP are holding an exhibition ‘Derelict Marvels’ at Inkwell Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW from 14th June to 17th July 2018

Further information can be found on the Inkwell Arts website here.

Spectral Projections

22 October, 2017


LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP are presenting an evening of surprise short films, with introductions and a discussion, at 7.00pm on Friday, 17th November, 2017 at Inkwell Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3LW

19th Leeds International Artists’ Book Fair

4 February, 2016

LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP will have a Surrealist Editions table at this year’s International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March at The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ.

19ABF-Flyer

For further information: here and The Tetley website

Manchester Artists Book Fair 2015

13 September, 2015

LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP will have a Surrealist Editions table at the Artists’ Book Market on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th October at the Manchester School of Art’s Holden Gallery.

MABF-2015

For further information see the MABF website here.

18th Leeds International Artists’ Book Fair

10 February, 2015

LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP will have a Surrealist Editions table at this year’s International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th March at The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, with a launch event from 6pm on Friday, 6th March.

For further information: www.leedsartbookfair.com and thetetley.org

The Hunt For The Object Of Desire

22 May, 2014

Leeds Surrealist Group will be participating in an international exhibition organized by La Liaison Surréaliste à Montréal at Gallerie Espace,
 4844 Boul. Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Quebec, running from 5th to 17th June 2014.

couverture-recto-catalogue

Further information can be found here Surréalisme Montréal.

“How can even the most powerful kaleidoscope reflect all the shimmerings that are enameled upon the multicoloured flesh of these vast lands that desire reveals to us? And from the core of this fire we’ll be able to melt under the magnetic characteristics of its inflorescence? It is carried by the mark of its teeth, and by the pressure of its lips, that we will feverishly abandon ourselves to its vertigo; but how could we preserve such an enchantment, while Reason wastes its energy in eating away at any real life force, making us abandon what makes each individual a wholly unique being, capable of evoking the voluptuous aims of Love and Liberty?!”

– from the introductory text to the exhibition catalogue

17th Leeds International Artists’ Book Fair

18 February, 2014

LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP will have a Surrealist Editions table at this year’s International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th March at The Tetley, Hunslet Road, Leeds, with a launch event from 6pm on Friday, 7th March.

Leeds-Artist-Book-Fair-2014

 For further information: www.leedsartbookfair.com and thetetley.org

16th Leeds International Artists’ Book Fair

27 February, 2013

LEEDS SURREALIST GROUP will have a Surrealist Editions table at this year’s International Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th March in The Parkinson Court, Leeds University.

Leeds-Artist-Book-Fair-2013

 For further information: www.leedsartbookfair.com