I am delighted to present Seeing Stars, an exhibition I have guest-curated at The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at the University of Leeds. The exhibition is an extension of my current research about our relationship with space through arts and science visualisations. It includes a selection of contemporary art works that combine recent developments and technologies of space research and art making with ancient visions and poetic explorations of the cosmos.

Exhibiting artists include Stella Baraklianou, Vija Celmins, Zachary Eastwood-Bloom, Hondartza Fraga, Lia Halloran, Mishka Henner, Julia F. Hill, Risa Horowitz, Melanie King, Mark Lascelles-Thornton, Paul Magee and Thomas Ruff.

The exhibition will be open to the public from the 27th of April until 30th of July. It is FREE to visit and open to ALL.

There will be a publication and related events accompanying the show. Made possible with support from the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (AHRC) and the University of Leeds.

Here is the link to the gallery’s page.

…nowadays we would consider outer space to be the realm of science and astronomy, and inner-space to be the realm of fantasy and psychology. This was not always the case…human beings have been travelling to and exploring other planets and moons…for many centuries now; doing so not with rockets, but with nothing more technologically advanced than the powers of the human mind…

S. D. Tucker, Space Oddities, 2017

Hondartza Fraga, Saturn and Melancholy (detail), 2022