All Souls' Church is opening its doors for the Heritage Open Days. The ‘Open at All Souls’ exhibition is an opportunity through contemporary art to explore, commemorate and respond to the Font painted and designed by the artist, Emily Susan Ford, who studied at the Slade School of Art in 1875.
Emily Susan Ford was an artist and female activist born into a Leeds Quaker family. Her sister Isabella Ford was also a noted suffragist. Emily Ford at the age of 39 gave the church eight panelled paintings and a towering font canopy to commemorate her own baptism. This was recently restored in 2014 by the Victorian Society and is situated inside the church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
The exhibition is from female artists spanning a range art practices. Bringing contexts that explore female art and gender ideas. So come and explore the exhibition with the hidden treasures of All Souls’ Church!
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Catch the live performances and artist work on Thursday 6th September between 6pm-9pm.