A detail of the artwork Changing Winds by Sumuyya Khader

Shifting Perspectives


27 May 2022 - 30 October 2022

Venue Leeds Art Gallery

Tags Art, Exhibitions,

A new exhibition exploring representations of people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage in Leeds Art Gallery’s collection.

Shifting Perspectives explores issues around (mis)representation and identity through examining mechanisms of stereotyping and unequal power relations, connecting the past and the present. It celebrates the contributions of a wide range of Leeds communities, featuring different voices and perspectives on the issues raised by the exhibition.

Shifting Perspectives brings together nearly a hundred works of art ranging from the seventeenth century to the present day. Works created by artists of the global majority are shown alongside those by white artists, exploring both parallels and divergences. Artists include Barbara Walker, Frank Brangwyn, Jacob Epstein, Ronald Moody, Jade Montserrat and William Hogarth.

Shifting Perspectives invites you to share your own views, to keep shaping the interpretation of the artworks on display during the run of the show.

Please check our what’s on page for the supporting programme of events.

Image: Sumuyya Khader, Changing Winds, 2020 (detail). ©The Artist

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