Jill McKnight: Desire Lines

25 Mar-16 Oct 2022


Desire Lines presents a new body of work created by Leeds-based artist Jill McKnight in response to the collections of Leeds Art Gallery and the British Library.

The exhibition explores the physical and metaphorical paths carved by generations of Leeds residents. Jill’s work takes inspiration from a wide range of stories where the ordinary and extraordinary are interwoven. Desire Lines features newly commissioned sculptures, works on paper, sound and film alongside a selection of significant artworks from Leeds Art Gallery’s collection and recordings from the British Library sound archive.

You can catch it on display in the upper galleries and also view our online exhibition.


Desire Lines’, 2022 by Jill McKnight