Over the next couple of months, Gillian Holding has a lot going on in and around Roundhay.
Through March/April is a show of new work at Opposite in Chapel Allerton. Gillian’s work explores notions of absurdity and incongruity in contemporary urban society. Mostly it highlights the banal, and out-of-place. Usually it is untroubling albeit often provoking feelings of dissonance. Through this series of elegiac portraits, the banal ordinariness of the urban environment prompts a new perspective on the normal everyday. Everything and everyone is a threat to someone somewhere, although not in any rational way. The terror is random, and yet not. Everyday becomes hazard. For more information click here
Potternewton Mansion, a listed place of worship and the home of the North Leeds Sikh Temple will be celebrating its recent lottery-heritage funded refurbishment with a programme of activities over the weekend of 16/17 April 2016. Gillian is one of a number of Leeds artists commissioned to make artwork for the temple. The large oil diptych will be on permanent display in the Gurdwara, and is informed by the social history of the building and surrounding area alongside the cultural intersection of the Sikh community with local history.