Sonia Boyce: Feeling Her Way

Leeds Art Gallery

Feeling Her Way by Sonia Boyce OBE RA was commissioned by the British Council for the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2022. The installation combines video, collage, music and sculpture to present a body of work that centres around the vocal experimentation of five Black female musicians. Featuring Jacqui Dankworth MBE, Poppy Ajudha, Sofia Jernberg, Tanita Tikaram, and composer Errollyn Wallen, these intergenerational musicians were brought together by Boyce at Abbey Road Studios in London and Atlantis Studios in Stockholm to improvise, interact and play with their voices. Colour-tinted videos works take centre stage among tessellating wallpapers, created by Boyce, and golden 3-D geometric structures, which immerse the audience in the work through their highly reflective surfaces. Feeling Her Way won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation at La Biennale di Venezia 2022.

The exhibition is supported by British CouncilArt Fund, Henry Moore FoundationLeeds City CouncilArts Council England and is part of LEEDS 2023, the city’s Year of Culture.

Friday 26 May - Sunday 5 November 2023

Leeds Art Gallery
The Headrow

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