Hidden Art / Hidden Artists

The Tetley, Hunslet Road, LS10 1JQ until May 2020.

This exhibition is part of the 30th anniversary celebrations for Pyramid.  Founded as the Arts Club within the walls of Meanwood Park Hospital in 1989, in 2019 Pyramid celebrated its 30th birthday.

Three members of our Development Teams – Ria, Liam Hirst and Stephen Harvey, created new work in response to Holly Hendry’s Cenotaph, and photographs of art work created within the walls of the Hospital by the Arts Club.

Ria created three images, ‘Horrific’, ‘Escaping the Life of Torture’ and ‘The Dream is in the Hospital’. Ria feels that, although closed hospitals like Meanwood no longer exist, the care system can still trap people behind invisible walls and barriers.  Her work is therefore displayed, boxed in, and only viewable through peepholes, with torches.

Liam Hirst used Hornby railway figures, found items from the site of Meanwood Park, and the large scale permanent sculpture by the High Rise Visual Arts Group at Armley Mills, to create a vision of what a future Pyramid HQ might look like.

Stephen Harvey created a textile banner featuring bones and the words ‘Jogging Your Memory’. He took the banner to Meanwood Park (a site where many people go jogging) and displayed it there, to jog their memory as to what the hospital used to be.

To find out more about Ria, click here.

To find out more about Liam, click here.

To find out more about Stephen, click here.

This exhibition was supported by The Tetley and Black Dogs.


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