The Tetley is a pioneering centre for contemporary art located in the stunning art deco headquarters of the former Tetley Brewery. From the heart of Leeds' South Bank, we create a platform for amazing emerging artists, present breathtaking free exhibitions and help communities and young people in Leeds find their creative voice.
Our 1930s building was transformed in 2013 to house unique gallery spaces, a learning studio for our award-winning participation programme, an artist residency studio, offices for creative businesses, a busy Bar & Kitchen and welcoming spaces for meetings and events, from performances and parties, to conferences and meetings.
The charity that operates The Tetley, Project Space Leeds, was founded by artistcurators, Pippa Hale, Kerry Harker and Diane Howse in 2006, and artists remain at the centre of everything we do today. Proudly investing in new and emerging artists to create work, we fulfil a vital role within the Leeds art scene, offering a significant public platform alongside outstanding national and international work, often presented in the UK for the first time.
For artists, we are mentors and champions, providing support, investment and development time and space. To the public and our communities, we are a destination to explore new and exciting works, enjoy great food and take part in workshops, talks and events.
Over 120,000 people each year visit the Tetley to discover, create, relax and learn and we believe that everyone deserves to explore their cultural potential no matter their economic background, from messy play workshops for the under-fives, to professional artists at a pivotal point of their career.
The Tetley is supported by Arts Council England, Carlsberg UK, Leeds City Council, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Garfield Weston Foundation.
Bubu Ogisi: I am not myself – a new exhibition at The Tetley
Artist Bubu Ogisi presents a new exhibition exploring the spirituality of masquerading. Drawing on the ritual use of adornments in various sacred African institutions, including the Nwantantay of Burkina Faso, the Bedu of Ivory Coast and the Ogbodo Enyi of Nigeria, Ogisi’s works respond to complex s...more
The Tetley launches new exhibition by Mel Brimfield
The Tetley in Leeds will be launching a brand new exhibition this Thursday from artist and curator, Mel Brimfield. After nearly a year's delay due to the pandemic, The Tetley is delighted to be able to bring this timely creative exploration of the alienating effects of mental health and our deep nee...more