Leeds Event: Artist Jake Attree in conversation with psychoanalyst Simon Archer

Date: Saturday 4 July 2015

Time: 2pm-3.30pm

Venue: Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 3AA

FREE - booking essential. Call 0113 247 8256 or email city.art.gallery@leeds.gov.uk

This, the first of the Connecting Conversations series to be held in Yorkshire, is a joint project between Rowan Arts, the Institute of Psychoanalysis and Leeds Art Gallery on the occasion of the Terry Frost exhibition (19 June–30 Aug 2015).

Born in 1950 in York Jake Attree has painted and drawn continuously from the age of 12. He has exhibited with a number of galleries both in the regions and in London. His work is held internationally in public and private collections. Born in 1950 he studied at the York School of Art, Liverpool College of Art and the Royal Academy of Arts where he won several prizes, a scholarship and the Turner Medal (Bronze). His most recent exhibitions are 2015 Messum's, London. 2014 Brian Sinfield, Burford. 2013 The New School House, York. 2012 Campden Gallery, Chipping Campden. He is represented internationally by Messum’s Fine Art.

Born in 1949, Simon Archer graduated with BA(Hons) from Bath Academy of Art.  He was teacher, art lecturer, art therapist and painter for some years before training as a psychotherapist with the BAP and then as a psychoanalyst with the Institute of Psychoanalysis. He has a particular in interest in the relationship between shame and identity and he retains his interest in art. His latest publication is 'Shades of Doubt: scepticism, cynicism and fundamentalism', a chapter in 'Interpretive Voices: Responding to Patients'. Editing authors, Debbie Bandler Bellman, Jean Arundale, Karnac Books 2015.


Image: Jake Attree, Key to the City, 2014, Oil on Panel, Courtesy Messum’s Fine Art

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