Brahman’s Rehearsal — a virtual reality film — screenings

Screenshot of a VR film by Alex Neish

Brahman’s Rehearsal is a virtual reality film by Alex Neish that explores the representation of fictional minds within the medium. It is the prelude to a larger project that examines the stories constructed by thoughts about selfhood, memory and identity. In Brahman’s Rehearsal, you experience the self-communion of Steve, a grief-stricken consciousness who has recently lost his wife. 


Thursday 6 June, 6pm-9pm
Friday 7 June, 1pm-3pm
Saturday 8 June, 10.30am-2pm
Sunday 9 June, 10.30am-2pm
Tuesday 11 June, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 12 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
Friday 14 June, 12pm-1pm
Saturday 15 June, 12pm-1pm
Sunday 16 June, 2pm-4pm


Grey Studio (second floor)
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.
University Road
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Find out more about Alex Neish.

Memento – exhibition – 6 May 2024

Poster for Memento exhibition

Memento is an exhibition at Seagulls in Leeds which showcases the work of seven young artists and invites you into each artist’s individual space.

Memento speaks to the sentimentality of production. Through process-driven artwork, we seek to reminisce on an instant. To communicate the intangible. A moment where materiality connects with a fleeting occurrence of personality.

Techniques and crafts are shared through generations, and these bonds belong to the process. Through repetition we reminisce, we learn and we connect.

This repetitive process of creation allows a person to be lulled into an introspective space of calm. Traditional techniques can transport us to space, and no two people will experience this in the same way. The outcomes of our creations act as a portal to our individual, intimate landscape.


Tiago BeltraoAbby ColcloughSkye Davies • Livia Garrod • Michael Grayshon • Charlotte Hullah • Fergus Thomas


The Attic at Seagulls
Unit 12a, Aire Place Mills
143 Kirkstall Road
Leeds LS3 1JL

Open 6-9pm on 6 May 2024.

Memento by Tiago Beltrao.

Open Bracket – exhibition – 6 & 7 December 2023

Artworks in a studio

Open Bracket is a collective exhibition displaying the works in progress of final year Fine Art undergraduate students.

The exhibition is centred around practice in progress, allowing viewers an insight into the movement and development of studio practice as of teaching week 10.

The work is situated in a gallery format, offering an intimate behind-the-scenes snapshot of the breadth of practices breathing and growing within our fine art studios.

Each artist’s contributions act as an informal introduction to their work, and collectively, our debut as the graduating class of 2024.

Follow the exhibition on Instagram @openbracket_.

Opening times

Opening night: Wednesday 6 December, 5-7pm
Exhibition open Thursday 7 December, 10am to 5pm

All welcome!


Project Space
School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
University Road
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Work will also be displayed in the Photography Studio and the corridor of the Student Common Room.


Courtesy of Hannah Guy and Charlotte Aldred.