Free contemporary art exhibitions at Tetley

The TetleyHunslet’s own art gallery, housed in the brewery’s former head office building on Hunslet Road, is hosting three exhibitions this spring.

In this solo exhibition, Alpha Salad, artist Justin Fitzpatrick explores ideas around taste, decadence and bodily transformation.

The exhibition presents a chronological narrative from floor to table. Beginning with seed germination and photosynthesis, passing through agricultural and industrial work, food preparation and gastronomy, the exhibition culminates in a reflection on taste, class, objectification and spirituality.

In addition to Fitzpatrick’s painting and sculpture, Alpha Salad includes a selection of works by the artist from the galleries and special collections of the University of Leeds Library, including works by Wendy Abbott, Duncan Grant and Käthe Kollwitz, plus photographs from the Leeds Vernacular Culture Archive. . Alpha Salad runs until May 8.

Nigerian artist Bubu Ogisi presents new works produced during his 2022 residency, made in collaboration with young creatives in Leeds.

Ogisi’s work crosses traditional boundaries of art, design and fashion. She is particularly interested in the social and environmental impact of textile production.

The exhibition is the culmination of The Tetley’s Here, There & Everywhere partnership with New Art Exchange and opens on Saturday 7 May.

Emily Hesse presents The Witches’ Institution (WI) in collaboration with Professor Andrea Phillips.

In this current moment of hypocritical political structures, this exhibition presents a series of experimental works, discussions and experiences that aim to reflect on what a cultural institution run by historically defined “witchcraft” and alternative magic might manifest on a planet in turmoil.

Check out Tiny Tetley Studio, a new free play space designed by artists for kids under 5 at Tetley.
Artist and early childhood specialist Stephanie Jefferies invites you to get creative and spend time together in this immersive environment, where you can touch, climb and slide! Tiny Tetley is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Tetley Bar and Kitchen serves food and drink throughout the day, Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit

Image courtesy of Julia Pomeroy

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