Highlighting interesting items from our library and archive collections.
The subjects of our library display are wide-ranging, from nineteenth century sculptors’ sketchbooks to books produced by contemporary artists.
Small scale sculpture or works on paper from Leeds sculpture collection occasionally feature alongside text and archival material, illustrating the breadth and depth of the collections available to view at Institute.
14 Nov 2017 – 11 Feb 2018
This display looks at Richard Cockle Lucas' (1800-83) 'book monument', a series of fifty albums and scrapbooks made over the last three decades of the artist's life and comprising etchings, sketches, nature prints, writings and photography.
28 July – 24 September 2017
This display explores William Calder Marshall's time in Rome during the early nineteenth century, an eighteenth-month stay in which he produced a number of sculptures despite the enduring threat of cholera hanging over the city.
19 May – 27 July 2017
Li Yuan-chia (1929-94) was a pioneer of abstract art in 1950s Taiwan, and is now considered one of the first Chinese conceptual artists.
3 March – 30 April 2017
Display celebrating books that deal with language and exploring the connections artists make between words and sculptural practice.
3 Nov 2016 – 3 Jan 2017
A selection of manuals on sculpture techniques, published between 1890 and 1940, written by leading sculptors of the period including Gilbert Bayes (1872-1953), Albert Toft (1862-1949), Edouard Lantéri (1848-1917), and Charles Sargeant Jagger (1885-1934).