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Beastly So and So

Beastly So and So is an exhibition and sale of original artworks on a beastly theme, housed in the new Project Space at The Royal Standard. The show is curated by studio member Sophie Bower, inspired by her blog collection of the same name. Artists showing include Lindsay Watson (USA), Elín Edda (Iceland), Broughton Birnie (London), Emma Kidd (Australia), Aide Vanessa Flores (USA), Horse Design (Liverpool) and more.

The exhibition runs from 6th to 15th December, (Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays only, 11-5pm). The preview night is Thu 5th December (6-9pm) – all are welcome, refreshments will be available. As the work consists of original paintings, drawings, screenprints and sculptures the very affordable price of £10 to £75, you are advised not to leave your visit too late if you would like to purchase work! Cash only please. (A deposit can secure work).

There is also a series of ‘Gocco’ (A5 screen) print workshops to be run during exhibition hours, priced £40 per 90 minute session for up to 4 children or adults (ie. £10 per person if 4 attend). This includes all materials and 40 x A5 of your prints to take home with you… a great Christmas present opportunity?! Contact me for more details: as the workshops are for small numbers, I can arrange one for a time that suits you.

You can follow the show via the exhibition blog: beastlysoandsoshow.tumblr.com

or on Twitter: @beastlysoandso

The Royal Standard at PRIMARY IS OPEN 2013

The Royal Standard are pleased to be taking part in PRIMARY IS OPEN 2013 at PRIMARY, Nottingham.  On November 30th at 4pm, The Royal Standard, represented by Director Amy Jones will be joined in conversation by Mexico, Leeds as part of a weekend of events at the artist-led space.

Find out more about PRIMARY here and view the full PRIMARY IS OPEN 2013 programme here.

GIFs and Glitter

On December 6th, The Royal Standard presents GIFs AND GLITTER, the opening party for the new exhibition Different Domain!

Party with your favourite GIFs and immerse yourself into the highs and lows of the internet. Entertainment comes courtesy of Deep Hedonia, presenting the second installment of Glitch Karaoke, debuted at Light Night earlier this year; misremembered lyrics providing a subversive insight to your favourite hits.

Also on show will be a special live A/V presentation with all members of Deep Hedonia, providing an improvised dance soundtrack to analogue visuals and YouTube mash-ups, as well as DJ sets from Bantam Lions, AKASA, Acrobat and Kepla.

With work and performances from Jesse Darling, Molly Soda, Erica Scourti and a full wall of GIFs from the annals of the web in The Royal Standard’s top floor gallery, it will be a glittering night to be remembered!

Find the event on Facebook here!

Suggested donation is £3 on the door. All funds raised will go towards our future programme and activities.


Joseph Hulme – ex – blip blip blip

New studio member Joseph Hulme is in a show at blip blip blip in Leeds:


Tom Bennett, Joseph Buckley, Isaac Clarke & Lindsay McMillan, Catriona Gallagher, Kayleigh Handley, Joshua Hart & Ingram Roeder, Joseph Hulme, Ian Jackson, Joshua Johnson, Francis Lloyd Jones, Emily Robinson, Jessica Roper, Rosie Sillitoe, Benjamin Edwin Slinger, Daniel Townend

12/09/13 – 28/09/13

Private View: Wednesday 11th September 6–8pm

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East Street Arts
Patrick Studios
St. Mary’s Lane
Leeds LS9 7EH

+44 [0] 113 248 0040

Thur – Sat 12:00 – 17:00
or by appointment


I Like The Way You Move – EAF Film Club 07/08/2013


New Media Scotland, 1 Crichton Street, EH8 Edinburgh

Every Wednesday evening during the festival EAF will be presenting emerging artists’ film, video and performance. Each EAF Film Club evening is curated by an artist-run organisation from outside of Edinburgh who have been invited to select work around the theme of Interval As Integration.

This week’s EAF Film Club evening is curated by Elizabeth Murphy and Emily Speed from The Royal Standard, Liverpool.

‘I Like The Way You Move’ is an evening of film and performance featuring – Romany Dear,Andrew Gannon, Candice Jacobs, Serena Korda, Jen Liu, Lucy Pawlak and Catherine Payton.

Murphy and Speed have selected the programme after ongoing conversations about their shared excitement when melodrama, slapstick, dance, hysteria and glamour are integrated into contemporary practice.

EAF Film Club is supported by New Media Scotland and The National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

Image: The Transmitters by Serena Korda, hd video still, courtesy of the artist.

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Dave Evans – Portfolio NW & Some Misunderstanding

Studio member and director Dave Evans is showing new work in two shows over the next month. Portfolio NW is at The Bluecoat and runs from 26th of July to the 15th of September. Dave is also part of Castlefield Gallery‘s Launch Pad: Some Misunderstanding, cutrated by Sevie Tsampalla, which you can see from 9th to the 18th of August.