New Bruce McLean exhibition set to open at Leeds Art Gallery

Caption: Bruce McLean, The generation game of sculpture, a cuddly toy, a ...no I’ve said that, 2010. Oil, acrylic and charcoal on canvas Courtesy of the artist and Bernard Jacobson Gallery.

A new exhibition showcasing the work of sculptor Bruce McLean, one of the most important artists of his generation, will open at Leeds Art Gallery this Friday, 14 February 2014, until 11 May 2014.

The exhibition ‘Bruce McLean: Another condition of Sculpture’ features works that have never been exhibited together before including paintings, drawings, ceramics, film and photography made by McLean over the past 50 years.

A new body of paintings in which McLean carries forward his frank and open dialogue with sculptures and sculptors of the past will also be shown.

Accompanying the exhibition will be the first public showing of a new live performance ‘The Changing Room’, by McLean, which will be held in the Tiled Hall at the Art Gallery on May 8 2014.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure & skills said:

"I am really looking forward to the opening of this new exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery, which will provide an interesting and insightful look into the diverse work of Bruce McLean."

Notes to editors:

Bruce McLean (born 1944, Glasgow) lives and works in London. He is represented by Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin.

The Exhibition and new live performance is supported by The Elephant Trust, The Henry Moore Foundation and Arts Council England.

The exhibition has been curated in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery and firstsite, Colchester.

The Changing Room Thursday 8 May Premier performance of a new ‘Opera'.

Performance and live action have been pivotal to Bruce McLean’s art from the 1970s onwards. To accompany McLean’s exhibition ‘Another condition of sculpture’ [14 February – 11 May 2014] the artist presents a new live work – a chamber opera - realised in collaboration with Sam Belinfante and Lawrence Preece, in the dramatic setting of the Tiled Hall, once the Gallery’s sculpture court

Two performances only: at 7pm and 9pm (each lasting 1 hour)

Full price tickets: £12; £8 cons

Limited Capacity: call 0113 395 7116 to book.

Leeds Art Gallery

The Headrow


West Yorkshire


0113 247 8256



Free admission

Opening Times:

Monday & Tuesday 10am – 5pm

Wednesday 12pm – 5pm

Thursday to Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday 1pm – 5pm

Closed on Bank Holidays

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk