This spring Leeds Art Gallery celebrates reopening with a new exhibition from Canadian born artist Zadie Xa. It will be the first time the gallery has been open to the public since November, with the upper galleries also reopening following their closure in March 2020.
Xa’s exhibition Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day Dreamers, marks the artist’s first solo show in the UK. It brings together ambitious handmade costumes, sculptures and painting, in an immersive production that takes visitors on an adventure into a planet in crisis.
Meanwhile the Ziff Gallery and entrance hall includes artworks from the early years of the collection and other important works including sculptures by Anthony Gormley and Damien Hirst. The bright and beautiful work of Lothar Gotz dominates the Victorian staircase which leads up to the light filled Central Court and contemporary displays throughout the upper galleries.
During your trip, also take some time out to enjoy the stunning Tiled Hall Café. The magnificent Victorian hall was renovated in 2007 with the help of English Heritage, revealing the original fabric of the room. It’s now one of the most popular and iconic eateries in Leeds. As an extra special welcome back, there’s 50% off the entire menu too! Furthermore, if you fancy picking up a little reminder of your visit then the Leeds Art Gallery shop stocks lots of local gifts, children’s art books, Scandinavian inspired homeware and many other art and craft related products.
Make a full day out of your trip to the city and head to the Leeds Art Gallery website to download some family fun activities ahead of your trip. See if you can spot some of the artworks out on display and take inspiration to create your own masterpieces from the comfort of your home!
Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow, Leeds LS1 3AA
0113 378 5350