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The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Education Room, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds
Tuesday, 23 June – Saturday, 22 August 2015
Gallery opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
As Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Leeds, Juliet MacDonald has been exploring the Liddle Collection, held at the Brotherton Library, since October 2014. This internationally-recognised collection includes diaries, letters, official documents, sketchbooks and other items of personal significance as well as interviews from the war years.
This display at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will offer the chance to see a selection of items from this unique Collection which will be presented alongside artworks (drawings and moving image) that MacDonald has made in direct response to the archive during the period of her residency.
Juliet MacDonald’s work has been exhibited and published in the UK and internationally. Previous residencies have taken place at Drawing Spaces in Lisbon, 2008, and Meantime in Cheltenham, 2012. At PSL in Leeds, she occupied The Drawing Shed in 2010. Her drawings are included in INDA 6: International Drawing Annual. In 2014, she took part in the three-person show trace.[instructions for mapping space] at Huddersfield Art Gallery and Drawology at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry.
The artist’s residency has been a cooperation with Special Collections and Legacies of War. For more information about the residency follow this link or contact Dr Claudia Sternberg at email@example.com.