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Art Exhibition, Wed 6 Feb 2019, free entry

Porch Gallery Exhibition Opening: Here Be Whales

Porch Gallery Exhibition Opening: Here Be Whales


Encompassing drawing, sculpture, collage, texture and video pieces, Here Be Whales reflects on and challenges the representations of whales in our art and culture. It aims to uncover how these portrayals articulate the creatures’ damaged past, threatened present and speculative future.

This relaxed opening event offers an opportunity to chat to the curators with a glass of wine.

If you’d like to dive deeper into this topic, the curators will speak at a special TALKING ARTS EVENT [] at Left Bank Leeds on Wednesday 27 March. Following the talk, you can contemplate the themes raised at our Left Bank Cinema showing of THE WHALE RIDER [].

_All money raised through this event supports the development of Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, (charity no. 1146734)._

_Please note, we take photos at our events for marketing purposes. If you would prefer not to appear in our images, it is your responsibility to speak to a member of staff at the event, in order to seek out the photographer and inform them of your wishes._

Disabled toiletsOn-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 6 Feb 2019 18:00 to 00:00


Free entry



Cardigan Road,



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Map reference: SE 281348  Lat: 53.80962 Long: -1.57444

By Car:

Take the A65 out of Leeds for one mile. At the junction with a viaduct above, turn right on to Caridgane Road. At the next set of lights carry straight on. The venue is found on the right hand side after the entrance to Harold Grove.

Public Transport

Travel by Bus

Local bus number 19 from Leeds city centre stops within a minute’s walk from the venue in either direction.

Buses 49, 50/50A and 56 stop within 10 minutes’ walk of the venue.

Travel by Train

Leeds Train Station is a 10 minute taxi ride away (20 minutes at peak times). The Harrogate line train between Leeds and Knaresborough stops at Burley Park station, which is a 5 minute walk away.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Burley Park station


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