1 November – 30 November 2015, starting at Leeds City Museum
A Graphic War is a new city-wide contemporary art project examining the First World War through the lens of its graphic design outputs. This collaboration between Leeds Museums and Galleries and sculptor Ian Kirkpatrick will explore the many ways in which graphic design influenced life and thought at home and on the front lines.
Ian’s graphic design-inspired sculptures have been exhibited across the UK and internationally, and sit at the intersection between the retail and art worlds. Now, for the first time, Ian’s sculptures can be seen in Leeds during November 2015 as part of a city-wide trail thanks to the Leverhulme Trust.
This new body of artwork investigates the Leeds Museums and Galleries First World War collections and seeks to uncover the underlying mythologies, anxieties and fears they reveal about life in Leeds during wartime.
Starting at Leeds City Museum, situated in one of Leeds’ much loved civic buildings on Millennium Square, this unique sculpture trail will take you on a journey through two of the city’s most iconic retail landmarks, Trinity Leeds and Leeds Kirkgate Market before coming to a close at independent art shop, Colours May Vary. Download a PDF map of the trail!
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