September 26 - 07:00 pm


October 2 - 02:00 pm

Event Tags:

christianity, church, Exhibition, theology, west yorkshire


Christ Church



The Way Up is Down, an installation by Leon Varga makes its next residency

art work of seesaw with cross and clock

Images by Barnaby Aldrick

at Christ Church, Upper Armley and is open to visitors at the following times:

Monday, 26th of September from 7pm to 9pm

Tuesday 27th of September from 5pm to 7pm

Thursday 29th of September from 12pm to 2pm

Friday 30th of September from 12pm to 2pm

Saturday 1st of October from 12pm to 2pm

Sunday 2nd October 12pm to 2pm

**No booking required**

Address: Christ Church, Armley Ridge Road, Leeds LS12 3LE

The Way Up Is Down is the product an LCI bursary – a kinetic sculptural installation which explores some of the ways in which our lived experience of the Covid pandemic has changed the spatial architecture of our social interactions.

It is a work that invites us to reflect upon themes of absence and loss, and the ways in which family can both connect us to the past and elevate us into our future.

The work is constructed using both fabricated and reclaimed materials.

The wooden seats were recovered from a disused church in Dewsbury, and the six long case timepieces – grandfather, grandmother, and grand-daughter clocks – all come from the homes of people who died during the pandemic.

The artwork is made to be used, and by engaging with it we are invited to think about the social hierarchies of space, to reflect upon the ways that the past two years have reshaped our understanding of time and to remember those who are no longer here with us.