Young Curators Project Inspired by Damien Hirst Artist Rooms Exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery

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LONDON.- The Damien Hirst ARTIST ROOMS exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery, as part of the ongoing UK tour sponsored by us, has inspired a group of students to create an accompanying exhibtion entitled A Series of Artworks Carefully Arranged. We put up additional funding for The Young Curators Project which was run by Leeds Art Gallery in collaboration with students studying BA Visual Communication at Leeds College of Art. The group of 18 were led by three core curators – Jodie Curley, Joe Durnan and Amber Bednall, each taking a specific area of responsibility and together creating a show in response to Damien Hirst’s art using Leeds’ permanent collection. After many workshops and hours of research into the work of the ex-Leeds resident Damien Hirst, the team began to develop a theme. As they say, ‘We wanted to link to Damien Hirst, but indirectly so it didn’t look like a copycat exhibition. We had elements of life and death and science,