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Opening Night: Abandoned Yorkshire Photography Exhibition
November 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Abandoned Yorkshire is a collective of urban explorers whose stunning photography captures lost heritage and documents our changing environment. Left Bank Leeds, a once abandoned building is a fitting venue to exhibit this work.
In an era of change and development, it’s easy to overlook buildings that are no longer in use but these remains give us an insight into the past. In their prime these would have been significant landmarks housing the latest in medical innovation, places of employment, picture houses, grand homes and more. Many of these buildings will be reclaimed by nature or demolished and when they’re gone these images will be all that remains, providing a visual record of these spaces. Forced to operate covertly, one day in the future these urban explorers will be valued like historians.
Join us on the opening night to hear Abandoned Yorkshire give a public talk about their work for the first time.
EXHIBIT YOUR IMAGES
This exhibition is the latest in a series exploring space and place. For your chance to exhibit alongside Abandoned Yorkshire, email your photos in response to the theme of space and place to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 Sept. Photos taken on phones or cameras are welcome, you can submit up to six JPEG files, each must be less than 15MB. Images will be shown on a showreel with a selection printed for the exhibition, these will be given to the photographer after the exhibition.
WEDS 2 NOV 6-9PM Opening Night and talk by Abandoned Yorkshire (all welcome)
THURS 3 NOV 12-6pm Exhibition open
FRI 4 NOV 12-6pm Exhibition open
SAT 5 NOV 12-6pm Exhibition open
Supported by Arts Council England and Leeds City Council.