On the Edge: The Moving Body in Art and Sport

Photo of work by Mandy Long

Photography by Kathryn Smith

Mandy Long’s ceramic sculptures are on display at Headingley Carnegie Stadium Cafe until 6 December. The exhibition demonstrates Mandy’s fascination with competitive sports and with contemporary dance. Her figurative ceramic and glass sculptures are made using the raku firing technique, and invite the viewer to take a closer look at fleeting moments that show the strength and fragility of the human body. The exhibition is open daily Mon-Fri from 9..30-4.30pm and the cafe is accessible from St Michael’s Lane, LS6 3BR.

The exhibition is part of the Fields of Vision – the arts and sport conference and arts programme convened by Leeds Rugby Arts (Leeds Rugby Foundation) and the Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure at Leeds Metropolitan University.


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On Your Marks…An Entertaining Revue on the theme of sport & games

Join us for an light-hearted evening of performance, dance, song, literature and poetry on the theme of sport and games. On Your Marks includes two dance performances for Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United Football Club, performed by young people and fans, directed by Phoenix Dance Theatre. The revue-style evening will include performances by PALM (staff and performance students from Leeds Metropolitan University) supported by poets and singers. Grab a drink at the bar and sit back for an entertaining & thought-provoking evening exploring physical challenges, competitive sports and the art of fair play.

On Your Marks, Tuesday 27 November, 7.45pm, £4.00

St Chad’s Hall, Leeds LS16 5JT

Tickets on the door or in advance until Sat 24th November from HEART Centre, Headingley, LS6 3HN, 0113 275 4548.

Fields of Vision conference delegates can request complimentary tickets in advance by contacting Doug Sandle on doug@ballodoolish.fsnet.co.uk

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Download the Fields of Vision Newsletter July/August 2012 – Imaging the Games: The Olympics in Art and Visual Culture, This Sporting Life (1963), Contemporary Artists Discuss Their Work, The Cultural Olympiad, Andrew McMillan, Great North Run Culture, Sport in Museums

Fields of Vision 2012 Newsletter July Update

Fields of Vision Newsletter July 2012 Update

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Fields of Vision conference news in the march newsletter featuring our call for papers, Dancing with Rhinos, Anthony Clavane, imove & Dr. Beatriz Garcia

Fields of Vision - March Newsletter 2012

Click the image to download the Fields of Vision conference newsletter for March 2012.

Fields of Vision Newsletter March

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Call for papers, proposals and registration of interest


Convened by Leeds Rugby Arts (Leeds Rugby Foundation) and hosted in association with the Carnegie Research Institute (Leeds Metropolitan University) to bring together those interested or engaged in the historical and contemporary relationship between the arts and sport, to facilitate interdisciplinary partnerships and to further opportunities for both knowledge and practice.

arts, sport and aesthetics ▪ the celebration and expression of sport through the arts ▪ the cultural representation of sport and physicality ▪ design and architecture in sport ▪ critique and cultural policy ▪ showcase opportunities for arts practitioners and cultural producers

To register your interest in attending and to receive further information including details of early bird conference fees, contact the conference administrator Samantha Armitage S.Armitage@leedsmet.ac.uk and if applicable please detail your organisation / institution.

Abstracts and proposals for papers and presentations (300 words) should be submitted electronically to the administrator ASAP, but no later than March 13th 2012. For arts projects, examples may be submitted as attachments or web links, but no DVDs or slides.

[Convening steering group members from Bupa Great North Run Culture, Charles University Prague, De Montfort University International Centre of Sports History and Culture, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds Rugby Foundation, Leisure Studies Association, Regional Creative Programme London 2012.]

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