A still from André Téchiné’s 1979 film Les Soeurs Bronté.
On the left, Téchiné’s friend Roland Barthes in a cameo role as William Thackeray. Roland Barthes
made his only visit to Leeds to shoot this scene opposite the town hall and immediately outside what is now & Model.

&model is a curatorial project established in 2012 by James Chinneck, Chris Bloor and Derek Horton. Following a two year continuous exhibition programme (from January 2013 to January 2015) working alongside guest curators to show a diverse range of international artists, we are continuing to use our three-floor 19th century building in central Leeds to develop projects and events that bring contemporary artists and others to work alongside some of the city’s emerging practitioners. The project space is enabled by RTTA.

&model Gallery/Project Assistants: : Lily Ackroyd-Willoughby, Aishah Burrows, Jade Cradden, Annabel Crosby, Annabel Crossley, Amy Fishlock, Steph Horn, Tom McGinn, Anna McQuillin, Will Turner, Alice Walton,Will Clarke, Libby Hoy, Samela Otovic, Ned Pooler, Megan Skinner, Helena Whittingham, Abi Mitchell, Helena Wallace, Jess Hughes, Rebecca Starr, Daisy Forster, Sarah-Joy Ford, Michaela Dehnert, Mhairi Benson, Claudia Dance-Wells, Ella Cronk.