Public art exhibition to illustrate Leicester's architectural past

Posted by ap507 at Jun 06, 2014 03:15 PM |
Exhibition to take place at College Court 13-15 June

A new exhibition based upon the work of Sarah Kirby, who was artist in residence at the University based in the Centre for Urban History last year, is starting - and particularly draws upon her interest in Leicester's industrial heritage, which is also documented through the University's Manufacturing Pasts website.

The Exhibition is taking place at College Court 13-15 June between 10:00am - 4:00pm and is open to the public. It provides an opportunity to view some of the work created by Sarah during her residency at the Centre for Urban History last year. 

Sarah is particularly interested in what buildings mean to the people of Leicester today, and she  in hearing about the  memories her prints evoke and people's response to her art.

Professor Rosemary Sweet from the School of History said: “I am delighted that the University is hosting his exhibition which features the work produced by Sarah Kirby as Artist in Residence at the Centre for Urban History last year. Sarah's work is not only beautiful to look at, but is helping the city to appreciate the extraordinary architectural legacy of its manufacturing past.”

More information about Manufacturing Pasts can be found below: