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Posted in events, Leeds by Alicia on November 6, 2007

Final Artgos Logo


3-15 December 2007

This Christmas Artsparkle presents Artgos, a new catalogue store in the heart of Leeds’ shopping district! A collaboration between Artsparkle and theartmarket, Artgos will be selling work by big name artists alongside fresh talent working with multiples, those fabulous, affordable artworks that make such great stocking fillers. Come along to the catalogue shop for a unique shopping experience, see performance artists in full flow, and kick-start your contemporary art collection for as little as £1! If you can’t make it along to the shop itself, work will also be available to buy online at

A programme of talks and workshops will accompany Artgos.

Artsparkle is an artist-led organisation formed in Leeds in 2003 by Emma Bolland, Pippa Hale, Kerry Harker, Jon Wakeman and Karen Watson, with the aim of exploring the contemporary art market through the medium of artists’ multiples. Opportunities for artists to make new work are central to the project, which also aims to raise the profile of artist-led activity. Artsparkle organises a rolling programme of events, commissions and exhibitions, and collaborate with other multiples-focused organisations and groups in the UK, Europe and beyond.

theartmarket are Zoe Sawyer, Lil Adams, Sarah Barrett, Alicia Talikowska & Joe Mawson and have been based in the Merrion Market since December 2006. A gallery/ shop/ studio, theartmarket is an independent space housed within the cultural fabric of the city centre. It provides a peer support network and platform to showcase cross-regional emerging, emerged and re-emerging artists. Inviting a large community of artists, curators, press, and others involved in the art sector theartmarket increases footfall of audience members to a range of art activities including hands-on workshops. They also have a very good relationship with other members of the Market.

TO APPLY: send a brief statement, CV and a maximum of 6 images to Artgos, c/o Patrick Studios, St Marys Lane, Leeds LS9 7EH or

PLEASE NOTE: Multiples will be stocked on a sale or return basis with a 30% commission on sales (bear this in mind when pricing). Artsparkle is a not-for-profit organization.

To find out more, go to or email

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