Looking for some new online activities this month? Well, Leeds University Library Galleries have the perfect thing. From the latest social media craze to discovering the artists of the future, check out what we’ve got:
We have taken the plunge and joined TikTok! The platform is popular for funny, short videos, with features that include duets, challenges and more. Follow us @LULGalleries for snappy and sassy video content that will make your day.
Need a burst of inspiration? Watch our Two Minute Treasure videos each week, as a different member of the team brings you a short, fun and informative response to an item in our collections. Topics include everything from the original celebrity chef to gothic horror legend Bram Stoker. Follow @LULGalleries on Facebook and Twitter for each week’s instalment, or you can catch up with all of the past videos on YouTube.
Artists of the future
The Friends of University Art and Music Graduate Art Prize 2020, pictured above, went virtual this year. The annual prize rewards the artistic excellence of students completing BA studies in Art and Design and Fine Art at the University of Leeds in 2020. The four finalists, chosen by an expert panel of judges, push the boundaries of their respective fields with sculptural elements and their use of unusual materials. View the dedicated online exhibition on our Google Arts & Culture page and enjoy the freshest talent from Leeds’ budding art scene from your own home.
Forget scrabbling around to find the missing pieces of your puzzle. Jigsaws have gone digital! Every week we add two new puzzles for you to get stuck into, with images ranging from a coastal scene in the University Art Collection to some marvellous medieval manuscripts. Follow #MuseumJigsaws on Twitter for more puzzles from us, and other museums from across the globe. Click here to see all of our jigsaws.
If that hasn’t quenched your cultural thirst, then explore more of the Galleries online offer.