Exhibitions at the Old Parcels Office ArtSpace

people creating artwork

[prized] 2023

Sat 11th – Sun 26th Nov

For the last exhibition of 2023, the Old Parcels Office brings together work by seven artists selected by the judges of the OPO Open held in February this year.  The artists are: 

Gareth Bell, a self-taught portrait artist based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.  Gareth was the overall Old Parcels Office Open 2023 prize winner.

Laura L Bell, who was born in Scarborough and now lives and works in London. Her most recent paintings, are inspired by a history of quilt making in the north of England and the tomato leaf symbol, reflecting her love of growing vegetables and gardening.

Lesley Bunch who was awarded the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2022.  She has exhibited in the UK, Europe, Asia, and the US. Her paintings are built up in many fine, flat, transparent layers, a process she describes as ‘sculpting’ with colour, to create an ‘absented presence’.

Jonathan Hooper, a painter based in Leeds. His subject is the built landscape of the city of Leeds, in particular the houses, parks and streets of the suburbs to its north-west.

Shona Davies, David Monaghan and Jon Klein who began working together in 2009, producing miniature animated installations that aim to engage the viewer and provoke dialogue about current political concerns. The trio have have won a number of awards and exhibited extensively across the UK and internationally.

Louise Ventris, a Yorkshire based painter whose work captures urban landscapes and fleeting moments of modern life. In spite of their small size Louise’s paintings evoke a sense of drama and tension offering a glimpse into the beauty and chaos of the modern world.

Jane Walkley who has a studio at Sunny Bank Mills in Leeds. Her work often focuses on industrial heritage sites, which she sees as repositories of collective memory and combines traditional tapestry with eco-friendly cast resin techniques.

Saturday 11th – Sunday 26th Nov 2022
Gallery Open: Thur – Sun 11am-4pm
All ages
Admission Free