Curators Amy Charlesworth and Gill Park present a screening of Leeds – United!, produced in 1974 as a BBC Play for Today, that depicts an industrial dispute in the Leeds clothing trade.
Amy Charlesworth is curator at Gallery II, University of Bradford and also works as a tutor in History of Art and the University of Leeds. Amy’s research centers on essayistic and documentary deployments of lens-based media as methods for exploring the history and politics of representing women’s labour. She has written for a variety of publications such as Art in the Public Sphere, Ibraaz and Studio Politica
Gill Park is director of Pavilion, a visual arts organisation based in Leeds. Set up in 1983, Pavilion was the UK’s first women’s photography centre and the organisation continues to explore the relationship between art and politics through a programme of artist commissions and critical events. Alongside the Pavilion team, Gill has worked on a series of research-led artist commissions, with artists including Lucy Skaer, Céline Condorelli, Aurélien Froment and Mathieu Kleybe Abonnenc. She has a particular interest in art as post-colonial and feminist critique.