Brainchild of creative directors Peter Dench and Sharon Price, the White Cloth Gallery aims to become a focal point for photography and film in the City of Leeds and the centre of a new city-wide arts network. Providing a cultural platform upon which established and upcoming artists can exhibit their work, White Cloth is a new and exciting venture and the first of its kind in the region.
Since opening, White Cloth gallery has exhibited an array of prestigious photographers including works by the acclaimed Jocelyn Bain Hogg and Chris Floyd.
White Cloth gallery is currently exhibiting Peter Dench’s ‘England Uncensored’ which started in July and will be running till 1 October 2012. ‘England Uncensored’ is a warts and all account of real England by celebrated photojournalist, Peter Dench. During a summer of British celebrations, the exhibition provides a geographical and socially unrestricted tour around England, covering themes of love, ethnicity, style, gastronomy and (of course) the weather.
Running from 4 October 2012 for nine weeks, Ewen Spencer’s exhibition, ‘Teenagers’ will be the next exhibition to follow in the success of previous works. Spencer, whose seminal shots of Channel 4’s award-winning Skins cast gained him nationwide acknowledgment in 2007, is set to unveil a series of photographs examining what it means to be young in 21st century Britain. This insightful exhibition captures the awkward moments of adolescence that are familiar to so many of us.
White Cloth Gallery is also home to the WCG fully licensed café and bar – a cool and vibrant urban retreat serving up tasty snacks for those looking to enjoy the exhibitions as well as those just looking to grab a drink or a bite to eat.
White Cloth Gallery can be found at Aireside House, Leeds, LS1 4HT next to Leeds City station.