Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Temple Newsam coming into public ownership with Outside In, a new event featuring three incredible artists and unique works that highlight some of the most recognisable features of Temple Newsam House.

The artists include People Powered Press, Diana Beltran Herrera and Paul Ratcliff will have artwork showcasing the nature, sights and sounds of the site’s outdoor areas, bringing the outside in from 1st April until 5th November.

Diana Beltran Herrera is a Bristol-based Colombian artist has drawn inspiration from Temple Newsam’s historic wallpaper, her creations are made entirely of paper, so they are delicate and fragile. Paul Ratcliff meanwhile has installed an immersive soundscape to reference Temple Newsam’s Picture Gallery, which is regarded as one of the greatest rooms in Britain. His immersive soundscape has been carefully stitched together from field recordings taken around the estate. People Powered Press used the rooftop inscription as the focus of their artworks, which were co-created with Leeds Stitch and Textile, People Poetry and People Powered Press.

Temple Newsam was officially opened to the public after being purchased by the City of Leeds on 19th October 1923. This provided the people of Leeds with one of the largest public parks in Europe, as well as an awe-inspiring historic house to explore. Now the site is a valuable habitat for many species of birds and other wildlife, which you can see reflected in the pieces exhibited as part of Outside In. The pieces also chart the various changes that have taken place over the last 100 years.

Celebrate Temple Newsam’s anniversary with a series of events taking place at the house and gardens over this year, find out more here.




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