On Monday (14th March 2016) we went to visit the Louisa Foley & Thom Milson Exhibition at Munrow House, Leeds. Here are a few photos from our trip….
About the exhibition:
“An exhibition of work by two talented Illustrators, who we think are super.
Louisa Foley graduated from Leeds college of Art studying printed textiles and surface pattern.
“My practice is heavily illustration based combining a number of different techniques including: Hand drawn illustrations, collage, Digital printing, Hand embellishments and embroidery. I love colour, surrealism, and typography these all play a large role in my work which is inspired by a mash up of 60’s graphics, pop art, punk, kitsch and feminism. This eclectic mix leads me to some strange places but definitely reflect my playful sense of humour. I like to make work that catches peoples eye and makes them laugh, i believe life is too short to be serious and beige and my work is a visual way of saying this, rather than being polite and asking to be seen it screams in your face ‘HELLO I HAVE ARRIVED’“.
Thom Milson is an illustrator based in Leeds. As a graduate of Leeds Beckett University, with a degree in Fine Art, Thom has gone on to work with a wide range of clients in a range of mediums – as well as pursuing regular personal passion projects, such as those seen in this exhibit. Working regularly in inks, printmaking, digital illustration and paper cuts, his work explores the relationship between handmade and digital process, creating a word that feels alien yet familiar.
A bit about the Gallery at Munrow House:
“The Gallery at Munro House is an independent commercial art gallery, event space, and café in Leeds. Our aim is to support local arts and culture while also bringing artists and their work to the city from further afield.
From our city centre location we exhibit and represent artists specialising in all types of art, including photography, illustration, painting, print, sculpture, animation, film, and graphic design.
Since opening in September 2011 we have exhibited an eclectic mix of styles and media from both established and emerging talents; exhibitions range from photography to illustration, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The space also hosts a wide-ranging programme of events and is available to hire for functions and private exhibitions.
Situated inside Munro House in the East of Leeds, Gallery Munro House is not to be confused with Leeds City Art Gallery. We are situated at the corner of York Street and Duke Street in LS9 – view a map of the gallery location – just moments from the City Centre, around the corner from BBC Yorkshire and opposite the City Bus Station.” leedsgallery.com
To find out more about Munrow House visit their website munro-house.co.uk
The exhibition is only on until the 31st March (2016) so if you want to go see it for yourself you’ve only got a few days left.
Admission is free
Open times: 8am-6pm Mon-Fri
Till next time
Purple Faye x