Fine Art

A clay sculpture of grey torsos attached to each other, and different coloured hands coming out of the sleeves

Jill McKnight: Desire Lines commission with Leeds Art Gallery and the British Library

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Artist Jill McKnight describes the process behind creating the Desire Lines exhibition, influenced by Leeds Art Gallery’s collection and the British Library's sound archive.
A room full of people being talked to by a woman.

Hidden Histories of Disabled Workers

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Discover the untold histories of disabled mill workers from Leeds, and why their stories are often 'hidden'.
The daybed at Temple Newsam, with a diagram pointing at the centre of a sunflower and a close up of the knotted seeds.

The Temple Newsam Picture Gallery Suite: under the microscope

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Delve deeper into the furniture on display in the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam, using microscopic technology.
A very large grand Tudor gallery with portraits on the walls

The Temple Newsam Picture Gallery Suite

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Discover the design themes in the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam, through the furniture within it.
Jill McKnight researching Edna Lumb’s artist file archive at Leeds Art Gallery

Introducing the Collections in Dialogue commission with Leeds Art Gallery and the British Library

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I am an artist based in Leeds working across sculpture, writing, installation, drawing and print and I’ve been selected as the artist in residency for Collections in Dialogue, a co-commission project by the British Library and Leeds Art Gallery.…
a very long ornate gallery space in an old building. The wallpaper is green and there are lots of portraits on the wall.

Behind the Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam

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Get to know the history behind the impressive Picture Gallery at Temple Newsam.

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