Alice Halstead: Self-Portraits of a Woman

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Alice Halstead: Self-Portraits of a Woman
Ladygarden, Mascara and Body Hair by Alice Halstead.

Alice Halstead: Self-Portraits of a Woman at Bowery, Leeds 17 May — 6 August 2021 Entrance is free — Visit now

Presenting two series with contrasting views on women and their bodies, Alice Halstead: Self-Portraits of a Woman uses self-portrait and looped animation to explore the female form in the modern world.

The exhibition, at the Bowery in Headingley, freely switches between colour and black and white, and combats heavy subjects such as femininity and sexuality with curiosity and wit. With this unique and personal collection, the artist aims to create a safe, comfortable space for considering her viewpoint through photography.

The two collections, What’s Wrong with Pink? and Instead of Sex, use a variety of forms and styles; for Alice, the message relayed is more important than the style used to achieve it.

What’s Wrong with Pink? considers the rules many women feel obliged to follow when presenting their bodies to the world, with regards to body hair, periods, modesty and promiscuity. Full of desire, the images force viewers to question what it is that they find attractive about the female form and why. What’s Wrong With Pink? highlights the absurdity of the ways women’s bodies are hidden away, fetishised and abhorred instead of embraced and celebrated.

Instead of Sex imagines alternative methods of advertising for typically feminine products, using concepts rather than the sexuality of the model to sell to an audience. While What’s Wrong with Pink? focuses on a desire for the natural body, Instead of Sex aims to remove the idea of a woman as a means of sexual gratification entirely from beauty advertising.

Alice Halstead is a photographer and filmmaker based in North Yorkshire. She focuses primarily on women and their bodies through an experimental and conceptual approach, with a significant element of post-production. Through the use of metaphor, self-portrait and moving image, Alice Halstead: Self-Portraits of a Woman presents the audience with a unique view of a world she would like to live in as a young woman.

Alice Halstead: Self-Portraits of a Woman at Bowery, Leeds 17 May — 6 August 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
17 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
18 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
19 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
20 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
21 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
22 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
23 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
25 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
26 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
27 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
28 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
29 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
30 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
31 May 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
1 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
2 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
4 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
5 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
6 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
7 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
8 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
9 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
10 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
11 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
12 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
13 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
14 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
15 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
16 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
17 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
18 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
19 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
20 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
21 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
22 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
23 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
25 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
26 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
27 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
28 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
29 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
30 June 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
1 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
2 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
4 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
5 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
6 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
7 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
8 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
9 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
10 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
11 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
12 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
13 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
14 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
15 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
16 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
17 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
18 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
19 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
20 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
21 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
22 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
23 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
24 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
25 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
26 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
27 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
28 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
29 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
30 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
31 July 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
1 August 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
2 August 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
3 August 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
4 August 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
5 August 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm
6 August 2021
10:00am — 5:00pm

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