Digital Programme 2020 exhibition

 We are thrilled to present the first digital exhibition of our newly commissioned artworks, as part of our Digital Programme 2020. We've worked with 7 artists; 4 from open commission calls to create brand-new, digitally sharable artworks in any format, and 3 artists through our Black Joy Matters print commission. Take a look at each of their projects, and keep an eye out for the ones that you can try at home yourself.

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After getting to know her local park during lockdown, Charlotte brings us a dance film in response to the people she's seen, the shapes, the environment and the sounds. Charlotte has also made 2 maps so you can retrace her walking route and experience Armley Park yourself.

Watch the film and get the maps here.

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Take a look at animated illustrations and family friendly resources, created by Megan, looking at 3 influential women from Leeds. Megan's activity packs give you information about the women and their lives, as well as creative tasks to get you thinking. There's also mini biographies, so there's loads to read and learn.

Have a look at the collection here.

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Inspired by model villages and by his time spent in his local area of Armley during lockdown, Chris has designed beautifully detailed models of some of Armley's most loved landmarks. They're all printable at home and come with instructions to make you own.

Have a look at some models made by artists at Assembly House, and by Chris, and get your hand on your own here.

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For our debut digital exhibition, Abdullah Adekola brings us a project exploring the hopes, fears, dreams and nightmares of Black men during a global pandemic, lockdown and anti-racist uprisings.

Take a look at Adekola's poetry and video diaries here.

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With a lo-fi and sentimental approach to image making, Luci's illustration follows personal narratives in response to text and poetry. For our Black Joy Matters commission Luci is reimagining one of her zine-like prints for Assembly House.

Take a look at the print here (and keep an eye out for it going on sale very soon).

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For Assembly's Black Joy Matters, Sondliwe Pamisa, is creating a brand-new painting, which we will be turning into a print for sale. His artwork explores movement, mindfulness and connection with our bodies and uses bold colours and scenes of everyday life.

 

Take a look at Sondliwe's painting here (and keep your eyes open when the prints are available to buy).

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It's not long until we launch our Black Joy Matters, and with every print we'll be sending out our newly commissioned sticker, by artist Kevin Chege. Kevin has fused his African and Yorkshire heritage together in one design.

Take a look at Kevin's sticker design and get an exclusive sticker with every print.