Leeds Artists Show 2023
We thank all those who have submitted to the Leeds Artists Show, the deadline for which was Sunday 16 October.
Final decisions about the selection will be made by the end of October. Candidates will be informed by the end of November at the latest.
The exhibition will open on 15 February 2023 during LEEDS 2023 Year of Culture and will celebrate the richness and diversity of artistic talent in Leeds.
The exhibition aims to showcase original work made over the past three years and to reflect the diversity and vibrancy of the Leeds art scene. The selection panel are asked to bring their expertise to consider work that they feel collectively is important, relevant and timely.
When will I hear back?
The call for entries closed at 11pm on Sunday 16 October 2022. Final decisions about the selection will be made by the end of October. Candidates will be informed by the end of November at the latest.
Selection panel judges
A writer-curator based in Leeds. He was Director of Research in Contemporary Art at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) until 2008, developing an internationally recognised practice-based PhD programme. He co-founded the online magazines ‘/seconds’ with Peter Lewis in 2005 and ‘Soanyway’ with Lisa Stansbie in 2009. Derek has exhibited artworks and published writing. He is a co-director of &Model, the curatorial collaboration with Chris Bloor and James Chinneck. In their gallery in central Leeds they exhibited over 300 artists from the UK, Europe and the USA between 2013 and 2017. He is currently working freelance for Touchstones Rochdale as a research curator on an exhibition for 2023, ‘A Radical Decade: Rochdale Art Gallery in the 1980s’, funded by the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art. Derek Horton (academia.edu)
An editor, writer, art critic and poet who lives and works between London and Leeds. She is currently a critic and journalist for The Observer, where she previously worked as a commissioning editor. Before that, she was a staff writer at frieze. Her bylines include The Guardian, The Financial Times, frieze, Art Review, RA Magazine, Vice, Dazed & AnOther. She is a winner of the 2020 Eric Gregory Prize for poets under 30. Kadish Morris
An artist born in Birmingham, Hardeep studied for his BA Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) from 2004-2007 before studying at The Glasgow School of Art. He now lives and works in Glasgow and has had solo exhibitions at galleries including Tramway, Glasgow; New Art Exchange and Primary, Nottingham; Cubitt, London; Glasgow International 2018; Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Hardeep’s work is also included in British Art Show 9, which will next tours to Plymouth (9 October – 23 December 2022). Hardeep Pandhal
Principal keeper at Leeds Art Gallery. Previously Jane was the producer of Yorkshire Sculpture International. She has curated a major Joseph Beuys exhibition in partnership with Artist Rooms and Tate, and led the public programme for British Art Show 8 at Leeds Art Gallery. She was previously director of S1 Artspace, Sheffield and sculpture curator for the Arts Council Collection. She was visual arts relationship manager at Arts Council England based in Cambridge from 2004-1010. Jane began her career in London in the mid-1990s at Matt’s Gallery and Anthony Reynolds Gallery. She studied on De Appel’s Curatorial Programme in Amsterdam and has an MA in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art. She is the chair of Transform Festival and a trustee of original projects.
Exhibitions curator at Leeds Art Gallery. Previously Holly was curator of the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection at the Whitworth, Manchester from 2016-2020, and has held curatorial roles at S1 Artspace, The Hepworth Wakefield and Tate St Ives. She has worked with artists and collectives including: Assemble, Michel Auder, Zadie Xa, Simon Fujiwara, Alex Katz and others.
An upcoming performance artist and sculptor based in Leeds; Isabelle is representing the Leeds Art Gallery Youth Collective. Their drag persona Xero Phucse is a rising star in the local queer nightlife scene, performing regularly at events like Dirt Dykes and AGEOFTHE. Isabelle is currently in their third year of BA(Hons) Fine Art at Leeds Arts University, specialising in sculpture and video art.