Diverse Encounters: A Collaborative Project by Ann Seabourne, painter and Peter Seabourne, composer.
An exhibition of interrelated works inspired by the Alhambra, Granada.

Text:- Showing from 16th June to 31st July, across the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery and the Clothworkers’ Hall Foyer Gallery, University of Leeds, as part of the International Contemporary Arts Festival 2014. Open Mon - Sat, 10am - 5pm.

Tel: 0113 343 2778 [ Burton Gallery ] and 0113 343 2584 [ Clothworkers’ Concerts / Foyer Gallery ]. and follow links.

Diverse Encounters - Publication

Diverse Encounters is a limited edition artists’ book presented as a spiral bound ‘ sketchbook’ of sixty pages on 200 gsm art paper and trace overlays, printed in colour.
It follows the sequence of the nine part piano cycle ‘Arabesques’ and consists of photographs of the Alhambra, images of paintings and associated studies, fragments of musical sketches and  a score of one piece which can be played. It includes studio and location shots combined with personal written commentaries on the evolution of the project. There are also statements about Ann's and Peter’s work and their collaborative project by other artists and writers, together with translated quotations from writings about the Alhambra.
The book has been designed in collaboration with graphic designer Margaret Swift and photographer David Wright to provide a unique insight into both artistic process and the enduring beauty of the Alhambra, Granada which is at the heart of this project.
It is available at the Burton Gallery until the 31st July and by individual request afterwards through the Contact Page of this website

Scheduled Events

  Sunday 15th June in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Hall and Foyer Gallery
1,30pm - Opening reception and preview of works in the Foyer Gallery
3.00pm - Premiere of the piano cycle ‘ Arabesques’ with projected images of related paintings. Performance by Michael Bell as part of a Spanish- themed recital.*

Accompanying this event and the dual venue exhibition which follows will be a beautifully illustrated book detailing the evolution of Diverse Encounters, and the CD ‘ Steps Volume 3: Arabesques.
These will be available at the opening in the Clothworkers’ Hall and throughout the exhibition period in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery.

There will be an illustrated talk about the Diverse Encounters Project and  Exhibition by Ann Seabourne, as part of The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery’s ‘Artists’ Talks and Tea Series’.

This free event, including a following informal session and refreshments, will take place in the gallery from 2.00pm on Saturday 19th July.

 As places are limited it is advisable to book in advance.

 Contact: Tel: 0113 343 2778  email:  or website: and follow links to July Events

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