A Delicious Garden – exhibition

The Archive in Leeds hosts an exhibition of work by early career artists, including BA Fine Art alumni from the University of Leeds.

At the forefront of A Delicious Garden is the fair treatment of artists; nourishing their artistic practice, supporting creative development and valuing their time.

By paying these early-career artists for their time and work we want to draw attention to how it should be standard practice for artists and creatives to be paid. Exhausted from applying for opportunities and outraged by paying for them, we are carving our own space and highlighting the exploitation of artists and the disregard for the time and effort it takes to establish and maintain an artistic practice.

We want to promote a community-focused approach to the artistic world by facilitating networking and discussions. We hope to bring together creatives of Leeds and provide them with a group they can go to with questions, ideas or goals (because gatekeeping and making art on your own can kind of suck!).

This is why, alongside the exhibition and launch event, we are doing an artist-led workshop on 16 April, and a collaborative event with the Queer Art Collective Double Feature on the 14th.

Keep your eyes peeled for what's to come!

A Delicious Garden is supported by Leeds Inspired.

Find out more about the exhibition, launch event and workshop.

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Freya Stockford
Aaron Jolley
Sasha Napoli

At the opening night on the 12th April we will be joined by:

Aasif Davidson
Bea Allen
Astrid Butt

Read about the artists from A Delicious Garden in this news story.

Exhibition poster for A Delicious Garden


Launch event

Join us from 7pm on Wednesday 12 April for the opening night of A Delicious Garden, which includes exclusive screenings and live music.

Student tickets are offered at a reduced rate.

Book your ticket.

Exhibition opening times

Monday: 8:30am to 3pm
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30am to 4pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm


94 Kirkstall Road


Image courtesy of Holly Buck