&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 gallery space on East Parade is enabled by RTTA.
In addition, in June 2016 &Model launched a new collaboration with North Brewing Co in Sheepscar. North Bar has provided &Model with valuable support since we opened on East Parade and the new partnership enables &Model to show sculpture and other large-scale artworks through this ambitious expansion of North's tradition of support for visual art.
&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, Emma Nurminen, Wenxin Zhang.
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.