Winter at The Tetley

Winter at The Tetley

Journal 2 Nov 2022

Wrap up warm and head down to The Tetley this winter!

Join us to see our two current exhibitions, plus two new exhibitions launching in the new year. Try your hand at creative courses and family workshops, and get our next Makers’ Market in your diary.

Plus, keep an eye out for our winter menu, launching soon at our Winter Social on Wednesday 16 November, 5–10pm.

We’ve also just announced an open call for an artist commission at Tower Works, Leeds.

Read more below!


Opening in January, Andrew Black presents an experimental documentary, On Clogger Lane.

Samra Mayanja’s first institutional exhibition The Living and the Stale opens in February, and explores the idea of lostness through a new body of work including a novella, installations, drawings, a score and moving image.

Winter at The Tetley
Andrew Black, On Clogger Lane, 2022. Courtesy the artist

Creative courses

Find your drawing style with Saltaire Art School’s six week drawing course at The Tetley. Hunter guides you through all the key elements of drawing, including scale, composition, perspective, shading techniques and more.

Is painting more your thing? Join local artist Julia Pomeroy for a five week life painting course. Experiment with form, figure and layering, and explore the versatility of oil paint.

A photo of artist Julia working in her studio. She is painting a colourful oil painting portrait
Photo: Julia Pomeroy

The Tetley Makers’ Market

Join us for a weekend of art, activities and more at our Valentine’s edition of The Tetley Makers’ Market!

We’ll have a range of fantastic independent artists and makers to shop from, as well as great food and drink. Plus, take part in a range of Valentine’s Day themed workshops.

Call out for stall holders

We’re looking for independent artists and makers for our next Makers’ Market line up.

Interested? Please download and complete the below form and return to reception@yorkshire-contemporary.local by Monday 9 January 2023, 5pm.

Application form
A graphic with heart symbols and an illustration of The Tetley
Courtesy Lucas Sutherland

Open call: Artist Commission at Tower Works, Leeds

Legal & General are working with The Tetley to select an artist, or artists, to create an original artwork at Tower Works, Leeds.

The artwork will be in-situ for at least five years and will form the backdrop to this new development, creating 500 homes in Leeds South Bank. Together we want to commission an artwork that residents love to live with, and that becomes an iconic symbol of Leeds.

Find out more
A drawing showing bricks and windows
Detail of an elevation of the Tower Works site

Families at The Tetley

Baby Week Leeds is just around the corner, and we’ve got lots going on! Our baby rave and toddler banquet are sold out, but we’ve got parents’ yoga, a kids’ clothes swap and more to join us for.

Our under 5s play space Tiny Tetley Studio is open Wednesdays – Sundays, 10am–5pm, and our weekly Makers Lab workshops continue on Saturdays, with a special edition coming for February half term.

A parent with a child in Tiny Tetley Studio
Families using Tiny Tetley Studio, 2022. Photo: Jo Ritchie

Bar & Kitchen

Keep an eye out for our new winter menu, launching at our Winter Social, Wednesday 16 November, 5–10pm!

Focusing on nourishing, vegetarian dishes, the new menu includes a potato and swede rosti with fried eggs, a whipped goat’s cheese and roasted beetroot open sandwich, and a sharing breakfast grazing board.

Our specials menu will also feature a whole host of delightful treats throughout the festive period. Plus, if you’re looking to host a Christmas party, find out more about our festive party menu and enquire today.

We’re also hosting two exciting Bar & Kitchen events – join us for delicious dining experiences at Provenance and our Love Life: Valentine’s Restaurant Takeover.

Winter at The Tetley
Our colourful Christmas party menu. Photo: Lisa Portinari for Chapter 81

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Tetley this winter!

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