The Tetley Weekender is our annual micro-festival that takes its inspiration from our new exhibition, with activities for all the family, artist-led performances, events and talks, plus great food and drink. It’s a perfect introduction to everything we do at The Tetley!
The Experiments Workshop will form the centrepiece of the Material Environments exhibition and this year’s Weekender. As part of this we are excited to have four artists from the exhibition with us over the weekend, leading a range of amazing events!
19 & 20 May, FREE, all welcome!
What to expect:
PHOEBE CUMMINGS: SCI-FI SCENES WORKSHOP
19 May, 14:30pm, FREE
Imagine your own sci-fi scenes and then re-create these colourless landscapes using clay, inspired by Cumming’s current installation.
GLASS HARP PERFORMANCE
Both days, 11am–4pm, FREE
Serena Korda will be performing her ‘glass harp’ with collaborator Chris Egon Searle during a day-long experimental performance. The public will be invited to play the harp at intervals throughout the day.
HAROLD OFFEH, SELFIE CHOREOGRAPHY
19 May, 12:00pm, FREE
Join the artist for a workshop exploring how the body is mediated by cameras and technology through themes of music, movement, photography and narcissism.
20 May, 12:00pm, FREE
The artist will lead a workshop during which participants are invited to embody and respond to images, texts and sounds both collectively and physically.
KEITH HARRISON EXPERIMENTS
Both days, 11am–5pm, FREE
During the weekender, visit Keith Harrison experimenting and working on his scientific installation as he fills a balloon by creating CO2 gas, and tests out other experiments.
SHELTER BUILDING FOR FAMILIES
Both days, 11am-3pm, FREE
Make your own shelters to crawl, run, and hide inside! Inspired by Joanna Piotrowska’s photographic series, transform the Brewery Green into another landscape with us.
CURATOR TOUR WITH
20 May, 2pm, FREE
Gain special insights and information about the exhibition by joining curator of Material Environments, Ben Roberts, for a tour of our current exhibition and introduction to the artists.