Place & Memory


Holy Trinity Church, Leeds. Photo: Emma Bolland

Place & Memory is a professional development project as part of Milky Way You Will Hear Me Call.

Between July and October 2013 we will work with a wider community of creative individuals in Leeds who are interested in site, place, consciousness and mental health issues and how these can be approached through different media and arts practices.

Eight Leeds-based artists, who are currently not in education and who all experienced mental health issues in their lives, will be selected to develop new works towards a group exhibition in Holy Trinity Church as part of Love Arts Leeds Festival, October 2013.

A film and publication will complete and document the process and will be launched at Inkwell, Leeds as part of an event accompanying the exhibition. During the four months artists will work alongside each other and will be mentored by project leaders, Emma Bolland, Judit Bodor and Tom Rodgers through one-to-one and group mentoring, portfolio reviews and workshops developing their practical and critical skills.

Place & Memory is generously supported by Arts Council England, Inkwell, Leeds, City Council Leeds Inspired, Leeds Mind, Arts & Minds Leeds and the Leeds and York NHS Partnership Foundation Trust.