The Temporary Contemporary initiative is a partnership project of Queensgate Market, Kirklees Council and the School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield.
Situated within the Grade II listed Queensgate Market, Temporary Contemporary provides a platform for original and inspirational exhibitions, performances and research. The Market Gallery provides exhibition opportunities for active research staff and postgraduate students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Huddersfield. Vacant stalls around the market are also used for temporary exhibitions by local artists, students and research staff
✨ POP-UP SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT! ✨
We have some exciting news to share with you today! We're thrilled to be able to let you know the details of our next Pop-Up Shop 🎉
We'll be opening at Unit 18 in Huddersfield's Piazza Shopping Centre (the one between Toyland & Maker World) on Friday 25th November!
Our Sustainable Textiles Community Hub will be there until the end of February 2023, bringing you a wonderful mix of our sewing workshops, sewing machine hire, textile Scrap Store, regular Stitch Socials, film screenings and more!
We can't wait to share more details with you soon!
Many thanks to Temporary Contemporary & Creative Kirklees for this opportunity 🙏🏼
A year ago today!! What a fine time we had - such happy memories - carrying on, no matter what! Thanks again to everybody who helped and joined in.
Creative Kirklees Temporary Contemporary Yaga Art Pardis Ghasemi Robert Ingham Rene Thomas
Give A Few Words are thrilled to announce the arrival of their brand new "Pop Up at the Piazza" Event. Running from Tuesday 7th June until 17th June, they will be bringing a series of exciting events to the Town Centre including letter writing workshops, arts and crafts, letter writing, coffee and chat, a visual display and volunteer celebration. https://shar.es/af37qu
Temporary Contemporary Piazza Shopping Centre Huddersfield Markets
This week the company have been re-rehearsing a production they made a few years ago ready for a summer tour ☀️
As part of their quest to ensure their work is environmentally sustainable and responsible, the company have been thinking about how to reuse and repurpose original work in exciting, ambitious and impactful ways ♻️
Check out these rehearsal shots and look out for the company performing in Huddersfield for Temporary Contemporary Cultures of Place festival at the end of June 🌈
Abother great article by IVE all about our Young Producers programme with Evoke and The Childrens Art School!
This was such a fun project and we are so privileged that we got to work with this talented group of young people!
You can read the article here ➡️ https://weareive.org/young-producers-programme-inspires-creative-career-ambitions/
We are currently looking at ways to fund our next YPP. If you know a young person aged 14 - 19 who may be interested in taking part in the next programme, please get in touch with [email protected]
We are still coming down from last nights launch of the Kirklees Windrush Mural in collaboration with Kirklees Local TV . It was a fantastic evening full of good food, good music and and an even better bunch of people. Thank you to everyone who came down to support and a massive shoutout to Natasha Clarke Art for encapsulating the vibrant and powerful stories & testimonies gathered by KLTV. We are so grateful for everyone we have worked with on this project 🤩
You can catch this beautiful piece of art in the window of Dai Hall Piazza Shopping Centre Temporary Contemporary until mid March.
The mural will then be touring around different venues in Kirklees - watch this space to find out where this beauty will be going next 🎨🖌
PACE is LIVE. Come see us at our pop up event at the Old Thornton’s unit, Piazza Huddersfield. Find out more about Participation in the Arts & Creative Scene. Temporary Contemporary
Happy Chinese New Year!
To celebrate the first day of the Year of the Tiger, here are some photos of artwork produced for the 'Because...' art competition: 'Tiger' by Henry Morris, felt artist extraordinaire; and 'We who live in the forest' a painting by talented artist Paul Thorpe. I have also included one of my favourite photos of Henry Morris himself. Henry is pictured here with his artwork.
Have a good year! Tigers rock!
Temporary Contemporary Creative Kirklees
The competition was run in collaboration with CollaborARTi
Photos of some of the highlights of 2021.
Many, many thanks to everybody who helped to make the year so much fun. Happy New Year to you all!
Marcus Harvey Creative Kirklees Temporary Contemporary Tracey Ann Britton Rainforest Appreciation Artists Produccion Madein Pucallpa Ruby Kilner Rachel Sykes Pardis Ghasemi Felsa Marie T. Hortiza - Barut Matthew Evans Henry Morris Rene Thomas Michal Friku Handke Nina Bensley
'Happy New Year 2022' - video featuring 'Guardians of Energy' by Víctor Raúl Ramírez Dávila of the Choskomaimato Gallery, Pucallpa, Peru. This stunning painting appears on January's page in the Rainforest Appreciation Artists' 2022 calendar.
'Feliz Año Nuevo 2022' - video con 'Guardianes de la Energía' de Víctor Raúl Ramírez Dávila de la Galería Choskomaimato, Pucallpa, Perú. Esta impresionante pintura aparece en la página de enero en el calendario 2022 de Rainforest Appreciation Artists.
New Year greetings to all my family and friends.
All best wishes for peaceful and happy 2022!
Choskomaimato RD Creative Kirklees Temporary Contemporary Produccion Madein Pucallpa
"Influence the World" - happy pics of Rene Thomas and Matthew Evans with a very fine T-shirt by River Island. Couldn't persuade them to wear it...
Photos taken at the second artists' photoshoot in Gallery 3.
Rene Thomas was the winner for August, in the Calendar competition, with his painting 'Pitcher Plants'. Matthew Evans was the winner for February with 'Pineapple' and for October with 'Rainforest Trees'. Well done guys!
As Sir David Attenborough has said, people will take care of things if they appreciate them or have an affection for them. This is why we keep on doing what we do at Rainforest Appreciation Artists.
The exhibition is possible thanks to the support of CollaborARTi, Temporary Contemporary and Kirklees Council Creative Kirklees
First few pics from the second artists' photoshoot, which took place last Saturday, 27 November. Karen took these photos. Thank you Karen - nice shots!
More to follow. Watch this space. Thank you for following Rainforest Appreciation Artists
Matthew Evans Rene Thomas
The Calendar Exhibition has been possible thanks to the support of CollaborARTi, Temporary Contemporary and Kirklees Council Creative Kirklees
'Because...' the winning entry for September's category, Beetles, frogs and reptiles, was 'Mr Snake', by talented artist Michal Friku Handke. Congratulations to you Michal!
Although I am posting an image of Michal's certificate, there are no photos of Michal holding it, as yet - because it wasn't prepared in time.
Michal combined spray paint and acrylic paint to produce this splendid work of art.
'Mr Snake' is one of the most popular images on display in the Calendar Exhibition. On Saturday, one visitor to the exhibition even commented, "I'd have a tattoo of that." In fact, there already is somebody with one of Michal's works tattooed on their back!
Thank you for following Rainforest Appreciation Artists!
This exhibition is possible thanks to the support of CollaborARTi, Temporary Contemporary and Kirklees Council, Creative Kirklees
What an amazing weekend the Huddersfield Carnival Team had 🎉
We performed our evening performance at The Northern Quarters to an amazing crowd who really helped keep the vibe alive and a few people definitely caught the vibe 🙌🏿 🎉🎉 (special vibe award to the staff at The Ephesus Restaurant 🤩).
Arts Council England Creative Kirklees Kirklees Temporary Contemporary Northern Quarter, Huddersfield The Ephesus Restaurant Huddersfield
☝🏾☝🏾 Why not get your self down to see us keep the vibe alive this Sunday at Huddersfield Giants ☝🏾☝🏾
Arts Council England Kirklees Council Temporary Contemporary