Shifting Perspectives

27 May-30 Oct 2022

Leeds Art Gallery
Leeds LS1 3AA


Shifting Perspectives explores representations of people of African, Caribbean and Asian heritage in Leeds Art Gallery's collection. The exhibition explores issues around (mis)representation and identity through examining mechanisms of stereotyping and unequal power relations, connecting the past and the present. It celebrates the contributions of a wide range of Leeds communities, featuring different voices and perspectives on the issues raised by the exhibition.

Shifting Perspectives brings together nearly a hundred works of art ranging from the seventeenth century to the present day. Works created by artists of the global majority are shown alongside those by white artists, exploring both parallels and divergences. Artists include Barbara Walker, Frank Brangwyn, Jacob Epstein, Jade Monsterrat, Ronald Moody and William Hogarth.

Shifting Perspectives invites you to share your own views to keep shaping the interpretation of the artworks on display during the run of the show.

Our events programme will include further opportunities for discussion and debate, along with a wide range of creative workshops. For further information, please visit our website.