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. Having opened our three-floor 19th century building in central Leeds in January 2013, we are now in the fourth year of an ambitious programme of exhibitions with occasional residencies. Sometimes inviting guest curators, we show a diverse range of contemporary art, bringing established and international artists to Leeds and working alongside some of the city’s emerging practitioners. The project space is enabled by RTTA.

&Model Gallery 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, D’arcy Darilmaz, Aidan Quinn, Jack Pell, Alexandra Kuto, Katie Martin.