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1 April 2015 - 8 April 2015

Personal Shopper Artist Residency

a new artist residency in Leeds Kirkgate Market

FREE

THE RESIDENCY

Following their successful Compass Festival 2014 project, artists, Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti return to Kirkgate Market to further explore and celebrate the life of this unique place while meeting shoppers, traders and friends, old and new.

“Continuing our research into the network of relationships between shoppers, traders and goods in Kirkgate Market, we will be focusing this time on exploring the routes and journeys people make around the market. One of the most interesting and enjoyable aspects of Personal Shopper 2014, was being guided round the market by participants. These journeys worked on different levels beyond simply facilitating the gathering of photographic and text based material for the creation of the personal shopping bags. The walks enabled and encouraged conversation, exploration, networking, discovery and play in the market. These walks are the starting point for the development of Personal Shopper through this process based residency."

- Etheridge & Persighetti

Mornings will start with a good Kirkgate breakfast followed by scheduled sessions such as the Personal Shopper Hub and Become a Market Mis-guide Workshop.

Afternoons will allow us to develop our research in a flexible and responsive way. Our creative version of Market Research will include activity that takes place both within the market on the trading floor, and also at the residency base in the Kirkgate Suite. Time will be split between engaging directly with shoppers and traders, and processing and working with ideas, materials and texts back at base.”

PERSONAL SHOPPER RESIDENCY TIMETABLE 2015 KIRKGATE MARKET

WED 1 APRIL: 9 AM - 5PM: THE FIRST DAY

The first day is dedicated to the artists reintroducing themselves to the market and setting out their ‘stalls’- their 2 bases: The Kirkgate Suite, on the balcony which they will use as a studio and meeting place, and the Personal Shopper Hub located at the middle of Butchers Row. They will be engaging in meetings and reunions with shoppers and traders.

THURSDAY 2 April: 10 AM-1PM, PERSONAL SHOPPER HUB, BUTCHER'S ROW

Visit the Etheridge & Persighetti Personal Shopper Hub - a research and social space on the market floor. This is a place where you can find out about the project, get involved in the research, and even take an artist shopping with you!

FRIDAY 3 April: 10 AM-1PM, KIRKGATE SUITE, BECOME A MARKET MIS-GUIDE 

A Workshop for up to 14 participants to explore principles and practices of the Mis-Guided Tour*, a fascinating and creative way of discovering places. Starting at Kirkgate Suite, and then working across the whole market, participants will invent their own routes and ways of observing or finding the stories, histories, activities and architectures of this extraordinary and expansive Market. Free. Booking essential.

To reserve your workshop place, please email info@compassliveart.org.uk 

(*A Mis-Guide to Anywhere was devised by Wrights & Sites in 2006 and can be a passport to your ‘other’ city and a new way of travelling a very familiar one…)

SATURDAY 4 April: 10 AM-1PM PERSONAL SHOPPER HUB, BUTCHER'S ROW

Visit Etheridge & Persighetti at Personal Shopper Hub on Butchers Row gathering stories, information, viewpoints and experiences.  

SUNDAY 5 April - MONDAY 6 April: MARKET CLOSED FOR EASTER

TUESDAY 7 APRIL: 10 AM-1PM PERSONAL SHOPPER HUB, BUTCHER'S ROW

Visit Etheridge & Persighetti at Personal Shopper Hub on Butchers Row gathering stories, information, viewpoints and experiences. 

TUESDAY 7 APRIL: 3pm KIRKGATE SUITE:  PERSONAL SHOPPER TALK.

Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti give a talk introducing their artistic practice, and sharing work and findings from their Kirkgate Market residency so far. Tea and cake will be served at 4pm allowing for more informal conversations to happen. 

All welcome. Original Personal Shopper participants are invited to bring along their Personal Shopper bags! Free. No advance booking required. To help us keep track of numbers, please email: info@compassliveart.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 7 APRIL: PERSONAL SHOPPER STOCK TAKE

Etheridge & Persighetti gather their findings, take down their stalls and begin a plan to turn their experience into a future marketplace of images and ideas to further explore and celebrate the life of this unique community in the heart of the city.

The Personal Shopper residency is supported by Compass Live Art and Leeds Inspired.

With thanks to all at Kirkgate Market.

Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge

Simon Persighetti and Katie Etheridge
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