Children explore Emily Hesse's clay installation


A model of a patterned hibiscus flower with framed photos behind on the wall
A child smiles at Tiny Tetley Studio

Our story

We announced our new name, Yorkshire Contemporary, in May 2024.

You may know us from our time as The Tetley (2013–2023), a contemporary art gallery based in Leeds’ South Bank. Before this, we were known as Project Space Leeds (2006–2012), an artist-led gallery with a space on the River Aire.

In 2013, we opened The Tetley, the former Tetley's brewery headquarters, as a contemporary art gallery. We'd renovated the building 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.

Project Space Leeds, the organisation that became The Tetley in its new guise, was founded by artist-curators, Pippa Hale, Kerry Harker and Diane Howse in 2006.

With these artist-led roots, 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 Yorkshire, offering a significant public platform for artists.