Contested Bodies curator tour with Dr Laura Claveria

Join curator Dr Laura Claveria for an exclusive tour of the Contested Bodies exhibition at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery.

Contested Bodies brings together the work of over 40 contemporary artists who identify across the gender spectrum, and who use the human body as a medium or as a subject matter. Some explore gender stereotypes, self-representation or shapeshifting through fashion, while others address notions of race, class, objectification, pleasure or desire.

All of the works – in painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking and video – were made in the last decade and were selected from the Marcelle Joseph and GIRLPOWER Collections.

The exhibition includes large-scale textile artwork in Parkinson Court by artist and University of Leeds fine art alum Tiegan Handley (they/them).

Book your place

Tickets are free, but booking is required. Book your ticket for the curator tour on Eventbrite.

This event will be followed by a  an in-conversation event with Tiegan Handley and GossipGrrrl at 5.30pm. Find out more about the in-conversation event and book your ticket.


Contested Bodies curators Laura Claveria and Marcelle Joseph. Photo by Justin Slee.