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Tuesday 23 June - Saturday 22 August, 2015

A display of artwork created in response to First World War archive material by Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Juliet MacDonald. 

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery
Education Room
Parkinson Building
University of Leeds


Opening reception on Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 5-7pm. All welcome.
The exhibition continues from Tuesday, 23 June - Saturday, 22 August 2015.

As Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the University of Leeds, Juliet MacDonald has been exploring the Liddle Collection, held at the Brotherton Library, since October 2014. This internationally-recognised collection includes diaries, letters, official documents, sketchbooks and other items of personal significance as well as interviews from the war years.

This display at The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will offer the chance to see a selection of items from this unique Collection which will be presented alongside artworks (drawings and moving image) that MacDonald has made in direct response to the archive during the period of her residency.

Juliet MacDonald's work has been exhibited and published in the UK and internationally. Previous residencies have taken place at Drawing Spaces in Lisbon, 2008, and Meantime in Cheltenham, 2012. At PSL in Leeds, she occupied The Drawing Shed in 2010. Her drawings are included in INDA 6: International Drawing Annual. In 2014, she took part in the three-person show trace.[instructions for mapping space] at Huddersfield Art Gallery and Drawology at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry.

The artist's residency has been a cooperation with Special Collections and Legacies of War, the First World War Centenary project at the University of Leeds. For more information about the residency or Legacies of War contact Dr Claudia Sternberg at

Image: detail from Inhalation/Exhalation by Juliet MacDonald, 2015, composite image based on J. P. Muller’s "My Army and Navy System of Free Standing Exercises" (c. 1914), p. 45. LIDDLE/WWI/GS Misc S21 Smith H. With the permission of Special Collections, Leeds University Library.