The Public Secret

1 Sep 2018 – 14 Sep 2018

Event times

Saturdays from 12pm and by appointment

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Unit 121J

England, United Kingdom

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Weird. Wonderful. Eerie- Located in an industrial warehouse which could be anywhere and nowhere.


The Retro Bar at the End of the Universe presents, The Public Secret. This interventional work aims to find new ways to discuss politics and wellbeing in 21st century. Drawing on submissions made to the Public Secret Instagram account and results from the “what if (?)”, General Election of Governing Emotions (#GE18), The Retro Bar at the End of the Universe will develop an amorphous landscape of ever changing artwork in drawing, sculpture and sound installation.

If you feel you can share a public secret go to https://www.instagram.com/thepublicsecretexperiment/
- All secrets are anonymous.

Artist-led workshops (All ages and experience-levels welcome)

-Sam Read will be delivering a beginner's workshop on bookbinding and how to deconstruct the book format both for artists and those with a general interest.
-Rebekah Whitlam will be on hand making clay model creatures to be added to the ‘Pleasure Palace’ installation.

Dates & key events
Friday 31st August:
-Exhibition launch @ 6:30-8:00pm
Saturday 1st September 2018:
-Artist’s tour/talk @ 1-1:30pm
-Workshops with SR @ 1:30-2pm
Saturday 8th September 2018:
-Artist’s tour/talk @ 1-1:30pm
-Workshop with RW @ 1:30-2pm
Friday 14th September 2018:
-Exhibition ends Location: Unit J161, Whitehall Industrial Estate Leeds LS12 5JB

How to find us by car
Follow M1 onto M621 (Leeds Centre) On M621, take exit 1 on to Leeds Ring Rd (A6110)
At the first roundabout, take the second exit continuing on A6110
At the second roundabout, take first exit onto A58 After 0.7 miles, turn right onto Ashfield Way Arrive at Whitehall Industrial Estate

How to find us by bus (from Leeds)
209 (Leeds to Heckmondwick) or
252 (Leeds to Dewsbury) or
254 (Leeds to Dewsbury) or
255 (Leeds to Halifax) Bus Stop Whitehall Rd Ashfield Way (A58)
Bus Stop ID: 45012704/45012705

Who are we? The Retro Bar at the End of The Universe, is an artist-led collective. We create spaces for thought and conversation on the current state of play within contemporary society.

www.retrobarattheendofuniverse.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/theretrobarattheendoftheuniverse www.instagram.com/retro_bar_end_of_universe



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