This issue celebrates the re-opening of Leeds Art Gallery, along with our exhibition David Dye: Devices in the Sculpture Study Galleries. The Leeds Sculpture Collections acquired two important new works: Roy Ascott's 'Items of Intention' and Neal White's 'Archive in Ashes'. Also featuring evaluation of our research events 'Nothing Permanent' and 'Mapping the Henry Moore Studio at Dean Clough', and reports by our research fellows Anna Dezeuze, Amy Tobin and Joo Yeon Park.
Looking ahead to the opening of our next Gallery 4 exhibition, Mary Gillick: Her Art in your Pocket, this edition of our regular newsletter also looks at a couple of works from the Leeds Sculpture Collections that have been out and about recently: Bruce Lacey's 'Old Moneybags' visited two local schools, while Antonio Canova's 'Venus' has returned from a two year loan to the Museo Canova in Possagno.
Lisa Le Feuvre's final editorial as Head of Sculpture Studies celebrates the opening of Ghisha Koenig: Machines Restrict their Movement and looks forward to July, which will see Jiro Takamatsu: The Temperature of Sculpture open at the Institute in what will be the first solo exhibition of the artist's work outside of Japan. Also featuring reports by Dr Elisa Foster, our 2016-18 post-doctoral fellow, and visiting research fellow Melissa Appleton.
This newsletter focuses on a number of important new acquisitions: the Leeds Sculpture Collection received a donation of thirty-two pencil and ink drawings by sculptor Paul Neagu (1938-2004), and our Archive of Sculptors' Papers welcomed a donation of archival material from sculptor Dominic Hopkinson MRBS (b. 1969). With updates from our post-doctoral fellows, including a report on the College Art Association Conference by Elisa Foster.
Issue 128 coincides with the final week of our exhibition City Sculpture Projects 1972, and looks also at the new Gallery 4 display, Roy Ascott: Form has Behaviour, and the upcoming major show Aleksandra Domanović: Votives. We also look to the legacy or our exhibitions, offer some insight into the conservation of sculpture, and report on National Life Stories' conference 'The Voice of the Artist'.
This issue launches alongside the opening of our latest major exhibition, City Sculpture Projects 1972. As the year draws to an end we look forward to our exciting line up of exhibitions for 2017, and catch up with our recent internship projects. Also featuring the acquisition of four carved wooden abstract sculptures by Hugo Powell (1919-2014), and a report on our conference '3DMe: Dialogues about Prosthetic Extensions, Perceptions and Representations'.