Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way
26 May 2023 - 05 November 2023
Venue Leeds Art Gallery
Feeling Her Way by Sonia Boyce OBE RA was commissioned by the British Council for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2022. The installation combines video, collage, music and sculpture to present a body of work that centres around the vocal experimentation of five Black female musicians. Featuring Jacqui Dankworth MBE, Poppy Ajudha, Sofia Jernberg, Tanita Tikaram, and composer Errollyn Wallen, these intergenerational musicians were brought together by Boyce at Abbey Road Studios in London and Atlantis Studios in Stockholm to improvise, interact and play with their voices. Colour-tinted videos works take centre stage among tessellating wallpapers, created by Boyce, and golden 3-D geometric structures, which immerse the audience in the work through their highly reflective surfaces. Feeling Her Way won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at La Biennale di Venezia 2022.
Sonia Boyce and Jacqui Dankworth with the Carducci String Quartet – 5 October 2023, Howard Assembly Room
To coincide with Sonia Boyce’s Feeling Her Way installation at Leeds Art Gallery, this one-off event sees the artist in conversation with her collaborator and jazz vocalist Jacqui Dankworth, before a performance from Jacqui’s trio alongside the celebrated Carducci String Quartet. Click here to book.
Image: Artist Sonia Boyce standing in the exhibition Feeling Her Way, 2022. British Pavilion – La Biennale di Venezia 2022. Image by Cristiano Corte © British Council