A sketch of The Tetley's Atrium with a giant messy play installation
Beatrice Lee Knowles, 'Don't play with your food' (sketch), 2023

Don’t Play With Your Food’ by Beatrice Lee Knowles

  • Tue 14 – Sun 19 Nov
  • 10am–5pm
  • Atrium, First Floor Galleries, The Tetley
  • Free, drop-in

What do you get when you mix baby sensory with an art exhibition?

For Baby Week Leeds, Tetley Associate Artist Beatrice Lee Knowles presents an interactive, colourful art installation especially for little ones.

The Atrium is transformed into a sensory, engaging space for babies, mixing food and messy play.

This installation, co-commissioned by LEEDS 2023 and The Tetley, coincides the artist’s residency as part of The Tetley’s Associate Artist programme (TAAP).

Supported by LEEDS 2023


Suitable for babies up to 18 months.

Beatrice Lee Knowles is an artist, workshop facilitator and play activator based in Sheffield. Knowles’ work has a sensory focus. She designs and makes resources that encourage open ended exploration and ignite creative play. Her most recent projects have included: Den Building at York Art Gallery, Baby Banquet at The Tetley, Under 5s Get Stuck In at Sheffield Museums and Tiny Tetley x Hamara Healthy Living Centre.

This event is part of The Tetley’s Baby Week Leeds takeover programme, 14–19 November 2023.


  • This event will take place in the Atrium on our First Floor.
  • Our lift is located at the rear of our building for access to all floors.
  • There are baby change facilities on our ground and second floors.
  • Please call us on 0113 320 2323 or email info@yorkshire-contemporary.local if you have any specific questions about access.

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