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Connor Shields

8 Apr–23 Apr 2019

The 2018 Yorkshire Graduate Award Connor Shields is a recent graduate from Leeds Arts University, whose sculpture and performance are concerned with his perceptions of ‘maleness’.

Shields explores and challenges ideas of working-class masculinity through his use of materials and processes. Combining industrial objects such as bricks and scaffolding with materials and techniques that have feminine associations, such as knitting, he attempts to question societal principles that shape us, based on our binary sex.

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Connor Shields: Meet the Artist and Pop-up Exhibition

19 Apr–22 Apr 2019

Following residencies at YSP in August 2018 and April 2019, Visiting Artist Connor Shields has created new work on site. Drop in at the YSP Boat House to meet Shields and find out more about his YSP...


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