Approved: 16.08.2006

Pippa Hale


Approved: 16.08.2006



    Artist Statement

    As a contemporary artist based in Leeds my practice centres around social history and geography. My work is often site specific and is always led by the idea and its location. Outcomes include large-scale installations in heritage venues and the public realm in a range of media that includes film, sound, large constructions, neon and found or loaned objects.

    I am passionate about social history and enjoy spending time researching the history and geography of locations. I also love working with people and my projects often involve large numbers of participants who have a personal connection to the site. 

    CV & Education


    2017: LIDL and Leeds City Council
    2016: Mirador Arts and the Elizabeth Roberts Archive (opening 2017)
    2016: Ripon Museums, Ripon (opening February 2017)  
    2016: Arts and Heritage Meeting Point for Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby
    2008: Leeds International Pool, Leeds City Council 
    2007: North and South, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton 
    2006: Secrets and Light, The Culture Company, Leeds 
    2005: Situation Leeds: Contemporary Artists and the Public Realm, Leeds 
    2004: Artist In Residence at Patrick Studios, East Street Arts, Leeds 


    2010: Beyond The Dustheaps, The Dickens Museum, London 
    2009: Town and Country, PSL [Project Space Leeds] and Harewood House Trust
    2006: For The North, Generator Projects, Dundee 
    2005: Christmas, Contemporary, Berlin 
    2005: Launch Pad, Vitrine, Leeds 
    2005: Multiples, LOT, Bristol 
    2004: Artfayre, Waygood, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
    2004: Artsparkle, The Corn Exchange, Leeds 
    2004: Multiplus Reloaded, Saltburn Art Gallery 
    2004: Thermo04, The Lowry, Salford 
    2003: Artranspennine04, The Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Manchester Art Gallery; Leeds City Art Gallery and The Ferens, Hull 
    2003: Last Few Days, The Merrion Centre, Leeds 
    2003: Multiplus, Grainger Market, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne 
    2000: Common Prayer, Gallery II, Bradford University 
    2000: Guest House Twenty, Site Gallery and various locations in Sheffield in association with UTK 


    2008 – date: The Tetley / PSL [Project Space Leeds], Co-Founder and Trustee
    2008 – date: Northern Art Prize, Founder
    2008 – 2012: Leeds Civic Trust, Council member
    2008 – 2012: Leeds Visual Arts Forum, Secretary


    2003: DCAP (Demystifying Contemporary Art Practice) East Street Arts, Leeds 
    1995: BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Leeds, Leeds 
    1991: National Diploma of Foundation Education in Art and Design, Mid Warwickshire College of Further Education, Leamington Spa