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Exhibition

Matthew Houlding: The Sun Shines Every Day Forever

Summer 2018 – Summer 2019

The Sun Shines Every Day Forever is a new sculpture by Todmorden-based artist Matthew Houlding that you can touch! Step through the doorway, make a picnic on a boulder or play hide-and-seek through the coloured windows!

Matthew Houlding was selected from an exhibition of proposals held at The Tetley in 2015. Over 4,000 visitors and school children saw the exhibition and voted Matthew's proposal as the most appealing design. Now with the support of ASDA Foundation, Leeds Inspired and Leeds City Council we've made his plans a reality.

The Sun Shines Every Day Forever takes its inspiration from the desert architecture of California where the interior and the exterior, the manmade and the natural environment merge. Houlding's sculpture is a constructed section of architecture that is landscaped with boulders, platforms, a palm tree and coloured Perspex panels. A half-built ruin, the sculpture connects the past and future and invites visitors to imagine what might have been and might yet be.

Set within the urban context of re-development in Leeds, South Bank,  The Sun Shines Every Day Forever is a fragment of a separate time, an oasis of calm and colour where generations, young and old can interact and explore.

Matthew Holding, The Sun Shines Every Day Forever,2018. Photo David Lindsay. Courtesy of The Tetley

Matthew Holding, The Sun Shines Every Day Forever,2018. Photo David Lindsay. Courtesy of The Tetley

Matthew Holding, The Sun Shines Every Day Forever,2018. Photo David Lindsay. Courtesy of The Tetley

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